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(dis)Credit: Erasure and Scrutiny of Women in STEM

Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:00pm

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ADVANCE at Michigan Tech's Academy for Responsive Leadership, in conjunction with the ADVANCE Midwest Partnership will be hosting Donna Riley for a webinar presentation and Q&A on Oct. 29 at 4pm. Please find an abstract below. 

Women in STEM face simultaneous invisibility and hypervisibility in settings of all types across academe. Over time, patterns of omission in citation or ideas unacknowledged in meetings have a cumulative effect. Many consequential decisions from grant funding to hiring to tenure and promotion rely formally or informally on these inequitable patterns of recognition and reward. At the same time women are frequently subjected to increased scrutiny in evaluation and review, from hiring and job performance to funding and publication. Increasingly women in STEM are subjected to targeted harassment via social media that can traumatize scholars, their families, and colleagues. Women’s experiences of invisibility and hypervisibility are shaped by race, class, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, and other types of difference, producing distinct inequitable effects. How can we work together to disrupt these patterns of inequity that mark sexist academic STEM cultures? How can we come to terms with root causes in order to structure processes and practices to more effectively counter systemic injustice?

 

For more information or questions, please contact the ADVANCE Resource Center at advance-mtu@mtu.edu or 906-487-2519.

 

 

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  • William Ohm
  • Carlos Amador
  • Mackenzie Brunet
  • Jessica Alger

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