Workshops with Londa Schiebinger

Lec­tu­re & Work­shop on Gen­de­red In­no­va­tions in Sci­ence, Tech­no­lo­gy & En­gi­nee­ring Prof. Lon­da Schie­bin­ger, Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, 21-22.11.2018

Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, and currently directs EU / US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment. She is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Schiebinger received her Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1984. Over the past thirty years, Schiebinger’s work has been devoted to teasing apart three analytically distinct but interlocking pieces of the gender and science puzzle: the history of women‘s participation in science; gender in the structure of scientific institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge. She presented this work to the United Nations in 2010 and again in 2014. She is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work on Gendered Innovations ( harnesses the creative power of sex and gender analysis to enhance excellence and reproducibility in science and engineering.


How sex and gender analysis creates better research in technology and engineering

2018.11.21 18:00–20:00
Campus Center, Moritzstraße 18, Hörsaal 3

-Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Dr. Reiner Finkeldey (President, University of Kassel)

Londa Schiebinger will talk about how we can harness the creative power of gender analysis for discovery and innovation. She will identify three strategic approaches to gender in research, policy, and practice: 1) „Fix the Numbers of Women“ focuses on increasing women‘s participation; 2) „Fix the Institutions“ promotes gender equality in careers through structural change in research organizations; and 3) „Fix the Knowledge“ or „Gendered Innovations“ stimulates excellence in science and technology by integrating sex and gender analysis into research. For this lecture, Schiebinger focuses on the third approach. She will discuss several case studies, including gender and fairness in machine learning and gender in robotics.


Applying Gendered Innovations

2018.11.22 9:00–12:00
Science Park, Universitätsplatz 12, Tagungsraum A/B

-Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Dr. Arno Ehresmann (Vice President, University of Kassel)

Innovation and discovery are about integrating sex and gender analysis into the design of research. The operative question is how can we harness the creative power of sex & gender analysis for discovery? Does considering gender add a valuable dimension to research? Does it take research in new directions? This workshop will focus on how to integrate sex/gender analysis into the design of research. As preparation for the workshop, participants should inform themselves beforehand about Gendered Innovations:

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The lecture and workshop are hosted by Prof. Dr. Claude Draude and Nana Kesewaa Dankwa, Gender / Diversity in Informatics Systems (GeDIS) & Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) and by the Equal Opportunities Office at the University of Kassel.