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Women in Global Science: Advancing Academic Careers Through International Collaboration

Sep 21, 2017
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Drown Hall - 210
35 Sayre Drive
Bethlehem PA 18015

Jeanne Kassis Office of Interdisciplinary Programs

Women in Global Science: Advancing Academic Careers through International Collaboration. Dr. Kathrin Zippel, Associate Professor, Sociology, Northeastern University

Women in Global Science is the first book to consider systematically the challenges and opportunities that the globalization of scientific work brings to U.S. academics, especially for women faculty. Dr. Kathrin Zippel looks to the STEM fields as a case study, where gendered cultures and structures in academia have contributed to an underrepresentation of women. While some have approached underrepresentation as a national concern with a national solution, Zippel highlights how gender relations are reconfigured in global academia. For U.S. women in particular, international collaboration offers opportunities to step outside of exclusionary networks at home. International collaboration is not the panacea to gendered inequalities in academia, but, as Zippel argues, international considerations can be key to ending the steady attrition of women in STEM fields and developing a more inclusive academic world.

Zippel is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She is the author of The Politics of Sexual Harassment: A Comparative Study of the United States, the European Union, and Germany (2006), winner of the APSA Victoria Schuck Award.

Sponsors: Dr. Rebecca Jaffe '78 WGSS Lecture Series Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Lehigh University ADVANCE, Office of International Affairs, Office of Gender Violence Education & Support and The Center for Gender Equity

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