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Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics Conversations on Inclusion and Equity

Dr. Mackenzie Warren, Research Associate, MSU Department of Physics and Astronomy
Friday, October 12, 2018
9:30 AM
411 West Hall Map
Breaking the binary: Rethinking approaches to gender equality in STEM

There has been tremendous work in recent decades to increase the number of women in STEM fields, and to great effect. However, many of these approaches have relied on promoting a gender binary of women/men and, in doing so, have continually left transgender people out of conversations about gender equality and have upheld masculinity as the standard of behavior and success in STEM fields. We will discuss how many current approaches to gender equality in STEM reinforce a gender binary and reimagine how such approaches could be expanded, to the benefit of everyone.
Building: West Hall
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Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Astronomy, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Environment, Lecture, Physics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering