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Graduate Research Conference

Each year, a diverse group of participants gather in Rochester, NY for a graduate conference held by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, …

Education

A Romanian Artist Tackles Art and Freedom in Authoritarian Times

Installation view, <i>Geta Brătescu:</i> <i>The Leaps of Aesop</i> (all images courtesy Hauser & Wirth)Geta Brătescu’s current exhibition, <i>The Leaps of Aeso</i><i>p</i>, at …

xCoAx 2018

The symposium will provide students the opportunity to present their doctoral research and receive feedback on their work-in progress from …

Research

How to Fight Silicon Valley’s Sexually Harassing Investors

Layla Sabourian, founder of ed-tech startup Chef Koochooloo, wasn’t surprised when a sexism scandal hit Silicon Valley this past summer, with many of …

Silicon Valley

Details - Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies

The College at Brockport, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in the gender and …

Education

Candice Breitz Renames Venice Biennale Commission to Protest Mistreatment of Refugees

Politics<p>The artwork is due to go on view this week at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial.<p>,<p>When South African artist Candice Breitz‘s work <i>Love</i> …

Refugees

Confronting Sexual Harassment and Hostile Climates in Higher Education

University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning (Michael Righi / Creative Commons)My friend looked at me over the table. “Can you accept the fact …

Education

A Female Programmer's Four-Decade-Long, Insider View of Silicon Valley

More From Lenny Letter No. 116<p>3 articles<p>The Lesbian Cattle Dogs Howl at the Moon<p>GIF Abigail Adams Persisted<p>Zoe van Dijk<p>Advertisement - Continue …

Feminism

This Playwright Confronts the Issue of Colorism Through Comedy

More From Lenny Letter No. 116<p>5 articles<p>The Lesbian Cattle Dogs Howl at the Moon<p>GIF Abigail Adams Persisted<p>A Woman's Insider View of Silicon …

Beauty

Do Genes Mediate Our Behavior? [Video]

Studying the acute sense of smell may provide some answers

Biology

Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism”

Merriam-Webster defines feminism as both “the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes” and “2017’s word of the year”.<p>On …

Feminism

Is It Unethical for People to Pass Their Wealth On to Their Children?

A conversation about inheritance, philanthropy, and aging with the philosopher Martha Nussbaum and the law professor Saul Levmore<p>What is the right way to age? It’s a question that isn’t explored enough in American society, where, seemingly, people are expected to be forever young, until, suddenly, …

Wealth

'I Wanted My House to Be a Sculpture'

Performance artist, sculptor, and painter Clarina Bezzola has dedicated her life to exploring the delicate psychological boundaries between the self and society. When designing her dream home, art and life converged. “I wanted my house to be like a sculpture, but also like my home,” Bezzola says in …

Art

The Poetry of Systems

For Ophelia Dahl and Partners in Health, the time to fix global health care is in between crises.<p>In many ways, life in Great Missenden was idyllic, bucolic, sweet. The author Roald Dahl and the movie star Patricia Neal called their cottage there, in the rolling English countryside of …

Disease

An Inspiring Performance About the Recipe a Migrant Carried with Her

Ripping the bread for “Breakfast Elsewhere” at Dark Matter Manufacturing on November 28 (all photos by Ayodamola Okunseinde)On the Tuesday after …

Learning About Cities by Mapping Their Smells

The English artist Kate McLean is trying to preserve our olfactory memory.<p>Each of us probably has one: a scent that, as soon as we step out of a car, …

Arabian Peninsula

Is This 24-Year-Old the Next Big Thing in YA Literature?

Tomi Adeyemi will tell you: “If you’re a kid of color, one day you find out that things are going to be different for you.” For Adeyemi, 24, that day …

Books

Historic Youth Climate Lawsuit Against Trump Poised to Advance

A landmark climate change lawsuit brought by a group of children appears poised to move forward after a Monday hearing at a federal appeals court, …

Climate

Paige Jiyoung Moon’s Intricate Paintings Offer a Visual Diary Full of Thoughtful Detail—See Them Here

On View<p>Show of the Day: "Recent Paintings" is on view at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston.<p>,<p><b>PAIGE JIYOUNG MOON</b><p>“Recent Paintings” <br>Steven Zevitas Gallery, …

Matched

Book Reviews | Association for Feminist Anthropology

<b>PUBLISHERS:</b> If you have books for review that you think might be of interest to AFA members,<br>please contact Tara Hefferan at [email</b> …

Feminism

Design an Emoji for Prof Sophie Scott

Emoji

2017 John Maddox Prize

<b>Women’s health champion, Dr Riko Muranaka, awarded the 2017 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science</b><p>Dr Riko Muranaka has been awarded the …

Research

Women in science, medicine, and global health: call for papers

Medical Journals

Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

The award<p>The award is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is named in honour of the biophysicist …

Science

Girls Can Code Too!

This year wasn’t a month in before it became the year of the woman. On the 21st of January 2017, more than 4.2 million people marched for women’s …

Kids

5 Brilliant Female Computer Programmers

The thing about programmers being male? Well, statistically speaking on the whole it’s right.<p>The gender imbalance in tech is a problem and it’s no …

Computer Science

Science Fiction writer Anne Charnock - The Ada Lovelace Conversations #5

In the latest of our ongoing series of conversations with women SF writers, I take a moment to talk to our own interviewer-in-residence, Anne …

Publishing

Ep 19: Entertaining engineering, home security and epigenetics

iTunes | Google Play | RSS (Soundcloud) | StitcherWelcome to the Ada Lovelace Day podcast, highlighting the work of women in STEM. Each month, we …

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