Author Meets Readers Panel on Equity for Women in Science: Dismantling Systemic Barriers

March 5, 2024, from 11:30 - 1:00 pm, Lederle, Room A112
With Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Professor and Tom and Marie Patton School Chair in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Sugimoto's research examines the formal and informal ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, consumed, and supported, with an emphasis on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sugimoto was a professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington from 2010-2021 and served as the Program Director for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program at the National Science Foundation from 2018-2020.

Her book (co-written with Vincent Lariviere), Equity for Women in Science, is the first large-scale empirical analysis of the global gender gap in science. It provides strong evidence that the structures of scientific production and reward impede women's career advancement. Alongside the eye-opening analyses provided in the book, solutions are also explored and offered to demonstrate how a fair and equitable research ecosystem is possible with the help of the scientific community in disrupting its own pervasive patterns of gatekeeping. Please join us in conversation to learn and discuss how we can dismantle the systemic barriers impeding progress in science and academia.


  • Mari Castañeda, Commonwealth Honors College, Dean
  • Jane Fountain, School of Public Policy, Chair
  • Rob De Conto, School of Earth & Sustainability, Director
  • Ina Ganguli, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Economics Department, Professor

Co-sponsored by: School of Public Policy, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences, School of Earth and Sustainability, Computational Social Science Institute, and Institute for Social Science Research

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