Bridges between disciplines: Gender in STEM and Social Sciences
The main aim of this Conference is not only to bridge the gap between what has been thought of as separate and decoupled fields of knowledge (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics- and Social Sciences), but also to think about gender differences in Science(s) from an intersectional perspective.
There are multiple forms of inequality and discrimination in Academia. But, how are these experiences of difference addressed in terms of scientific knowledge production? Are we thinking in terms of inter-disciplinary understanding and action? What are we doing in our respective disciplines? How is this affecting the science we produce?
All these questions have informed this initiative and prompted us to go further in terms of common horizons and transformative action. By bringing STEM and Social Sciences together we intend to interrogate gender and Science from a comprehensive understanding of differences and diversity.
Rather than redrawing boundaries, we aim to create a space of dialogue and encounter to rethink cross-cutting problems and taken-for-granted dichotomies. By doing so, we go beyond boundaries and binaries that we acknowledge as part of the grounds of western scientific thought.
The Conference will be held in a safe hybrid onsite and online format.
Why should I attend?
To share my research with peers
To learn from peers through talks, workshops and round tables
To join forces with a growing community that yearns for a more fair science
BRIDGES is an hybrid event: onsite, but open to online attendance…
The conference will take place in the beautiful city of Gandía, located in Valencia province (Spain). If you are not able to travel to Gandía, do not worry, you still will be able to attend online! The meeting is planned as an hybrid event, so everyone has the opportunity to attend.
With more than 70.000 inhabitants, Gandía is an important Spanish touristic attraction, due to its nice and large beaches with thin sand. Apart from that it is famous by its paella and fideuà. The Universitat Politècnica de València has a Campus located in the Grao de Gandía, a small neighborhood facing the sea. The Campus has amazing facilities, conveniently located only 5 blocks from the beach.
Francisco Bariffi (CONEX PLUS Postdoctoral Fellow UC3M – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Collaborators | Sponsors
About the logo
The Möbius strip, mostly understood as a mathematical concept –and consequently related to the STEM realm of knowledge–, has been also a noteworthy feminist figuration to think and acknowledge different realities, being bodies, subjects, or sexualities, beyond boundaries, binaries, and opposites.
The fluidity of this one-sided never-ending loop represents the space of possibility of difference. In short, the Möbius Strip as well as the color pattern we have chosen for it –in reference to the visible spectrum and LGTBIQ+ rainbow flag– depicts our attempt to bridge the gap between STEM and Social Sciences while interrogating gender differences and diversity in Academia.
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