GeDiMIRT: Gender Dimension in Physics and Math-Intensive Research and Teaching

Lund University

Lund University

Palestra at the University Square Lund, Sweden
Eileen Drew (Trinity College Dublin), Thomas Brage (Lund University)

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Overview of conference

In recent years, people have come to the conclusion that excellence in science and technology can be stimulated by integrating sex and gender analysis into research.

Indeed, in sciences that are directly linked to research on human beings or study objects that have a sex (e.g. Biology, Medicine), as well as fields that affect society or human beings directly (e.g. Climatology or City planning) this has been proven by many examples. One excellent entry point into this subject is provided by the Gendered Innovations portal (

However, in wide areas of physics and other math-intensive research this is not the case, there is currently no accepted idea of how a diversity and gender perspective can be utilised. Resistance to incorporating a gendered perspective is often formulated in a form of the Haraway “God trick” argument, referring to, for example, physics as only what is observed, planets and particles do not have sex or gender, or mathematics is only what is calculated: numbers, figures and formulas again do not have sex or gender.

This conference is organized in the frame of the GENERA Network and shall define a starting point in tackling this major challenge and help defining a convincing approach to get into the mindset that a diversity and gender perspective must be present in these fields of science since teaching, defining research topics, performing research and its application are (wo)man-made.

Lund University Campus

  • Alessia Bruni
  • Andrea Bardyn
  • Angela Badala
  • Angela Celeste Taramasso
  • Antonia Illich
  • Aurelija Novelskaite
  • Barbara van den Berg
  • Barbro Åsman
  • Beata Bielska
  • Beate Heinemann
  • Carina Geldhauser
  • Carolina de Barros Vidor
  • Charikleia Tzanakou
  • Cheryl Sjöström
  • Christian Ohm
  • Claudia P. Gutiérrez
  • Cornelia Weiss
  • Dalia Šatkovskienė
  • Daniela Cutas
  • Donatella Puglisi
  • Eija Tuominen
  • Eileen Drew
  • elisabeth rachlew
  • Elizabeth Pollitzer
  • Emily Freeland
  • Encina Calvo Iglesias
  • Erik Kristiansson
  • Francesca Curbis
  • Francesca Primas
  • Giada Cantono
  • Gina Rippon
  • Goulpier Jeanne
  • Gráinne Walshe
  • Henning Zettergren
  • Ilaria Di Tullio
  • Imre Pázsit
  • Irene Epifanio
  • Irina Pi Jaumà
  • Jessica Abbott
  • Johanna Stadmark
  • Julia Hannukainen
  • Lia Lang
  • Linda Marie Rustad
  • Lisa Marie Kamlade
  • Louise Carvalho
  • Lucio Pisacane
  • Luis del Peral
  • Marcela Linková
  • Maria D Rodriguez Frias
  • Maria Rosaria MAsullo
  • Mariana Chavez Cervantes
  • Marija Schultheis
  • Marta Pieropan
  • Martin Viklund
  • Maruxa Arana
  • Mathieu Arbogast
  • Maya Widmer
  • Meytal Eran Jona
  • Narcicegi Kiran
  • Natasa Todorovic
  • Pernilla Wittung stafshede
  • Reina Camacho Toro
  • Rita Bencivenga
  • Sara Fogelström
  • selen ertas
  • Sigrid Schmitz
  • Smita Chakraborty
  • Sonia Estrade
  • Sonia Pinto de Carvalho
  • Sukie Vetter
  • Supriya Krishnamurthy
  • Tays Miranda de Andrade
  • Teodora Kirova
  • test test
  • Thomas Berghoefer
  • Tomas Brage
  • Trine Margrethe Korsvik
  • Valentina Gallo
  • Valentina Giangreco Puletti
  • Vincenzo Cirulli
  • Viraf Mehta
  • Yossi Nir
GENERA Contact Office
    • 7:00 PM
    • Opening
    • Setting the stage in STEM
      • 1
        Gendered Innovations: Enhancing Excellence in Science & Technology
        Speaker: Londa Schiebinger (Stanford University, US)
      • 2
        The Gendered Brain – Necessary Literacy for the Debate about Disciplinary Images and Cultures
        Speaker: Sigrid Schmitz (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
      • 3
        European Policy Setting (TBC)
        Speaker: Anne Pépin (European Commission)
    • 1:00 PM
      Networking lunch
    • Theoretical framework for physics and gender. Intersectionality, agency and feminist materialism
      • 4
        Intersectional Approaches to Exploring Identity Politics in Physics: (Un)hidden stories.
        Speaker: Lucy Avraamidou (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
      • 5
        Unexpected trajectories into a ‘hard’ science: Gender, identity, and culture in physics.
        Speaker: Anna Danielsson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
      • 6
        Beyond nature/culture division. Karen Barad’s new feminist materialism
        Speaker: Aleksandra Derra (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)
    • 7:00 PM
      Conference dinner
    • Overcoming resistance

      Three contributions on masculinity, attitutes/resistance and gendered brain

      • 7
        What might men and masculinities have to do with physics and physicists?
        Speaker: Jeff Hearn (Örebro University, Sweden)
      • 8
        Inclusion Really Does Matter: Improving attitudes towards Gender Equality Initiatives among STEM faculty.
        Speaker: Ioana Latu (Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
      • 9
        Negotiating Narratives of Diversity and Equity in Physics.
        Speaker: Helene Götschel (FU Berlin)
    • 12:30 PM
      Networking lunch
    • Structural change
      • 10
        Faculty Diversity Programs: Best Practices and Worst.
        Speaker: Alexandra Kalev (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
    • Analysis & Integration: what did we learn about the Gender Dimension in Physics and Math-Intensive Research and Teaching?