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Schiebinger

LONDA SCHIEBINGER

Stanford University

United States

ABOUT LONDA SCHIEBINGER

Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, and Director of EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment. She is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology and has addressed the United Nations on that topic. Schiebinger received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship.

Her global project, Gendered Innovations, harnesses the creative power of sex, gender, and intersectional analysis to enhance excellence and reproducibility in science and technology. See AI can be Sexist and Racist—It’s Time to Make it Fair Nature, 559.7714 (2018), 324-326; Sex and Gender Analysis Improves Science and Engineering Nature575.7781 (2019), 137-146. For late-breaking news on Gendered Innovations, sign up here: https://mailman.stanford.edu/mailman/listinfo/genderedinnovations

Gendered Innovations in Biomedicine, Machine Learning, and Robotics

Tuesday, 8 September | 4:30 pm (CEST)

How can we harness the creative power of gender analysis for discovery and innovation?
In this talk I identify three strategic approaches to gender in research, policy, and
practice: 1) "Fix the Numbers" 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, gender, and intersectional analysis into research. This talk focuses on the third approach. I will discuss several case studies, including basic biomedical research, health & medicine, machine learning, and robotics. To match the global reach of science and technology, Gendered Innovations was developed through a collaboration of over 200 experts from across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Asia. Major funders include the European Commission, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Stanford University. See AI can be Sexist and Racist—It’s Time to Make it Fair Nature, 559.7714 (2018), 324-326; and Sex and Gender Analysis Improves Science and Engineering Nature, 575.7781 (2019), 137-146. For late-breaking news on Gendered Innovations, join our  listserv or follow us on Twitter @GenderStanford.