ADVANCE | Author meets Readers Panel on Equity for Women in Science: Dismantling Systemic Barriers to Advancement

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Lederle Graduate Research Center (LGRC), Room A112

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. 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. Please join us in conversation to learn and discuss how we can dismantle the systemic barriers impeding progress in science and academia.

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.

Panelists:

  • 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

ISSR is pleased to co-sponsor this event of the ADVANCE Program at UMass Amherst, together with the School of Public Policy, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences, School of Earth and Sustainability, and Computational Social Science Institute.

UMass ADVANCE provides knowledge driven research and solutions for faculty equity. ADVANCE cultivates faculty equity, inclusion and success by providing the resources, recognition and relationship building that are critical for equitable and successful collaboration in the academy.


Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto is Professor and Tom and Marie Patton School Chair in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her 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. She has received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014), a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (2009), and a Bicentennial Award for service from Indiana University (2020). She holds a bachelor’s in Music Performance, a master’s in Library Science, and a doctoral degree in Information and Library Science all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.