Physics from a Gender and Diversity Studies Perspective

16 September 2021
from 14:30 to 17:00

Part of the MCQST Diversity in Leadership Program, this workshop focuses on how our concepts of gender and diversity influence our research.

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Looking at Physics from a Gender and Diversity Studies Perspective

Does physics research reflect societal biases? Can gender and diversity studies strengthen our work as physicists? Join our workshop with Prof. Helene Götschel to discuss these topics with the 2021 Diversity in Leadership cohort.

In this workshop we delve into concepts and theories in gender and diversity studies. We look at five different dimensions where gender and physics are entangled: people, culture, knowledge, image, and teaching of physics. Presentations and short inputs alternate with exchanges of experience and discussions within breakout rooms.

Helene is Professor for Science Education at TU Darmstadt. Earlier in her career she taught physics to engineering students at a university of applied sciences. Her work is interdisciplinary, exploring the intersection of science & technology, gender & diversity studies, and education & pedagogy.

The workshop is part of the MCQST Diversity in Leadership Program. The workshop is open only to program participants. For questions, please contact ian.stewart[at]

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