Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University
Gender Stereotypes in Academic Science Contexts
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Stern Center, Great Room, 7:00 p.m.
Despite persistent gender disparity, no experimental research has investigated whether subtle gender bias may be contributing to the underrepresentation of women within the academic science community. In this talk, Moss-Racusin will discuss research providing the first evidence of such bias against female students, and highlight implications for academic meritocracy, diversity, and gender parity across science fields.
The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.
Biography (provided by the speaker)
Corinne Moss-Racusin is a postdoctoral associate at Yale University in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and the Department of Psychology. Before coming to Yale, she earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Rutgers University and also studied psychology as an undergraduate at New York University. Dr. Moss-Racusin’s research focuses on understanding and ameliorating inequality within institutions. She studies the ways in which gender and racial stereotypes shape people’s own behavior and their social judgments, and how these in turn impact broader institutional diversity.
Video of the Lecture
Interview for WDCV Radio, Dickinson College