ISSR Director Smith-Doerr and Co-author Croissant Tackle Gendered Collaborations in SSRC Items

ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr

In the Social Science Research Council's online forum Items, ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr (UMass|Sociology) and Jennifer Croissant (University of Arizona|Sociology) discuss the catch-22 that confronts women when it comes to collaboration in scientific research.

While interdisciplinary collaboration can play a vital role in building successful science research careers, gendered assumptions can put women who collaborate at a disadvantage. Read more here about the ways that gender is both influential and invisible across a range of industry and academic research settings, and the authors' ideas to help level the playing field of interdisciplinary collaboration.