Tagged: STEM

Of nodes, nubs, and shared projects. And cyborgs. And why being alone in your dept is hard, but being alone in a discipline is really hard. 0

Of nodes, nubs, and shared projects. And cyborgs. And why being alone in your dept is hard, but being alone in a discipline is really hard.

Though it’s decreasingly common, many women in science have had the experience of being the only woman in their department. Social networks have been and continue to be important ways of connecting those who are the only or amongst these few. These networks might take place at conferences, via societies,...

Woman + Advisor = Mama? Something’s funny about that math… And we’re not talking ‘haha funny.’ 0

Woman + Advisor = Mama? Something’s funny about that math… And we’re not talking ‘haha funny.’

If you’re a scientist-who-is-a-woman (or another academic-who-is-a-woman), you may have experienced expectations from students to be motherly. And, if – or when – you’re not motherly to your supervisees, they may feel betrayed or angry, as people tend to when norms are broken. Because whether you are an actual mother...

Philosophers Got Beards, Scientists Got Crazy Hair? Thinking Feminist Across Disciplines 3

Philosophers Got Beards, Scientists Got Crazy Hair? Thinking Feminist Across Disciplines

Here might be one thing we scientists have in common with us philosophers. As Sally Haslanger describes: people imagine philosophers as old men with beards. If you replace the beards with crazy hair a la Van de Graaff-generator, you’ve basically got a visual of how a number of people imagine...