As part of the Hanson Center’s spring programming on The Culture of STEM, Mary Blair-Loy will give a talk April 13 on her latest book, Misconceiving Merit: Paradoxes of Excellence and Devotion among Academic Scientists and Engineers (co-authored with Erin Cech who visited Lafayette in February). Blair-Loy is professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Research on Gender in STEMM at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Blair-Loy will share findings, based on data on more than 500 STEM professors, about the “cherished cultural ideas of merit in academic science that produce distorted metrics and unfair and unequal outcomes that are bad for faculty and bad for science.” Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, Anthropology and Sociology Department, Engineering Division, Psychology Department, and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Program.
4:10-5:40 p.m. Thurs., April 13 • Kirby Auditorium • MORE