GS1 Speakers

Prof Londa Schiebinger (GS1Eu)

schiebingerJohn L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University and Director, Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project, USA.

Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford University, and Director of the EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering Project. Professor Schiebinger received her PhD from Harvard University and is a leading international authority on gender and science. From 2004 to 2010, she served as Director of Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Over the past twenty-five years, her 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 scientific institutions; and gender in research.

In 2010, she presented the keynote address and wrote the conceptual background paper for the United Nations' Expert Group Meeting on “Gender, Science, and Technology” in Paris, and presented the finding at the United Nations in New York in 2011. The UN Resolutions of March 2011 call for "gender-based analysis ... in science and technology" and for the integrations of a "gender perspective in science and technology curricula." Professor Schiebinger has received numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, the Technische Universität Münichen Distinguished Affiliated Professor, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. She is author of The Mind Has No Sex? (1989); the prize-winning Nature's Body (1993; 2004); Has Feminism Changed Science? (1999); and the multi-prize-winning Plants and Empire (2004); with Andrea Henderson and Shannon Gilmartin, Dual-Career Academic Couples (2008); and with Shannon Gilmartin, “Housework is an Academic Issue,” with Shannon Gilmartin, Academe (Jan/Feb. 2010): 39- 44. She edited Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (2008); and with Robert N. Proctor, Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance (2008); Her work has been translated into thirteen languages.

Prof Schiebinger spoke about pdf icon Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Engineering Project in Session A3: KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION Research norms and integrity at the Gender Summit 1 Europe (GS1Eu).