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New Fellowship in Feminist Biology (post docs, mid-career, and senior scholars)

New Fellowship in Feminist Biology (post docs, mid-career, and senior scholars)

Here’s an announcement for a really exciting new post doc at the University of Wisconsin Madison in Feminist Biology! Details below, and at this link or in this PDF (Wittig Postdoc flyer 11 13). Wittig Postdoctoral Fellowship in Feminist Biology  Department of Gender & Women’s Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison  The...

A possible answer to the question ‘how is feminist science relevant to physics?’

A possible answer to the question ‘how is feminist science relevant to physics?’

In a recent post, Gap Junction Science discussed how Science is sometimes adjudicated by things other than its use of the scientific method, i.e., by how material its subject matter is, and how much material agency it has. In this way, Physics is often held up as the top of...

Geek Feminism Wiki!

Geek Feminism Wiki!

Found a link to this Wiki in one of the articles Sari posted today! AWESOMENESS. http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Geek_Feminism_Wiki

Graduate training in the sciences: A narrative

Graduate training in the sciences: A narrative

What does scientific training do? Does it do the same things to different people? Is scientific training explicit or are there unspoken goals? This classic piece provides a fascinating, accessible, and very readable narrative about “a young girl called Snehalatha Bhrijbhushan” who lives in “a city in the Orient” and...

Feminist Science Studies Organizations

Feminist Science Studies Organizations

Here are some of the feminist science studies organizations that I am aware of: FEMMSS (The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies) http://femmss.org/ FiSTS (Feminists in Science and Technology Studies): FiSTS is a group connected to the Science and Technology Taskforce of the National Women’s Studies Association...

Sperm meets egg… Romantic Science? Scientific fairy tales? A classic piece

Sperm meets egg… Romantic Science? Scientific fairy tales? A classic piece

Can gender really matter for science? I mean, sure, scientists have gender. But what about the science itself? Like, the actual research and reports? Some people say no way; others aren’t so sure. Meanwhile, this is a compelling piece that has convinced many a skeptic that gender is written into...

What’s in the Box? Defining Sex and Gender.

What’s in the Box? Defining Sex and Gender.

Guest Author: Zena Sharman, PhD It all started in a windowless hotel conference room in the basement of a Toronto hotel. There was a weirdly patterned carpet and a buffet lunch and that awful, burnt-tasting drip coffee that I couldn’t stop drinking. [1] Finding myself in a windowless hotel conference...

The Top 10 Not-List for Feminist Science

If you’re like me, then this is grading grading crunch crunch time. Therefore, who has time to write some long snarky blog post? Who has time to read it? Ergo, my Top 10 Not-List for Feminist Science. It’s not long, but it’s definitely snarky. Here you go! 1. Don’t make...

Charles Darwin’s Correspondence with Women

Guest Author: Samantha Evans, Co-Editor, Charles Darwin Correspondence Project The Darwin Correspondence Project is a long-term academic project publishing all Charles Darwin’s extant correspondence (letters to him and letters from him) in an annotated edition, both in hard-copy and online. We have also published selections of letters, and since the...

GoldieBlox & the Three Blog Posts, Pt. 3

Editor’s Note: this is the third of three blog posts about GoldieBlox, the new set of “Engineering Toys for Girls.” See the first (previous) post here, and the second (previous) post here. If you find yourself addicted to reading Gap Junction Science coverage of Science! Toys! for! Girls!, check out...