Assoc. Prof Shulamit Kahn

Shulamit Kahn, Gender Summit 7 EU Speaker

Associate Professor, Boston University's School of Management, USA.

The unequal segregation in science careers
Panel 4: Demonstrating the benefits of supporting gender mainstreaming policy in science

Shulamit Kahn has been at Boston University’s School of Management since 1987. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Economics in 1983, and taught at the University of California, Irvine in the intervening years. Her specialty is labor economics and human resources. Her recent and ongoing research studies careers of scientists.  This includes work on gender differences in academic sciences (biomedicine, economics, social sciences, etc.), the impact of postdocs on scientific careers, how engineering careers develop, and more.  Much of this work has been funded by National Institute on Aging of the NIH. 

In another stream of current research Professor Kahn is studying the contributions of foreign Ph.D. students to global knowledge creation and diffusion, entrepreneurship and innovation. This work, funded by the National Science Foundation, has been presented at universities and conferences around the world. As part of her recent service to the University, she served on the BU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Search Committee and the BU Law School Dean Search Committee. In service related to women in academia, she sat on the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, was Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council’s Committee on Diversity, and was a co-author of “Major Findings of the 2006 Survey on Equity and Diversity at Boston University.” She is currently teaching primarily undergraduates and is coordinator for a core SMG course on statistics/economics.

Read a recent article, A Changing Landscape for Women in Academic Science, on BU today featuring Shulamit Kahn

Read a recent article, Gender equality in science: a better future for everyone, on the guardian, GrrlScientist featuring Shulamit Kahn

Read the articleDo Women Earn Less Than Men in STEM Fields? co-authored by Shulamit Kahn on Scientific American

Watch the video, Women in Academic Science: A Changing Landscape with Shulamit Kahn