Roundtable: Who you are matters. How to incorporate a gender+ and intersectional perspective in STEM research.
This initiative is targeting young scientists and aims to raise awareness about the importance of incorporating a gender+ and intersectional perspective in STEM research. Here, scientists from different universities will feature three short presentations on the following topics:
This activity is open to everyone interested in the topic. For any questions to the speakers, please use the hashtag #UlysseusWomenInScience to ask anything to our speakers. The registration link is available here.
Rita Bencivenga works at the University of Genoa, Italy, as a member of the Ulysseus University Team. Her general research interests are gender in higher education, gender and technology, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). She contributed to creating the UniGE Gender Equality Plan, and trains Universities and Public Bodies on building, managing and monitoring GEPs from a gender+ perspective and adding a gender dimension to research and teaching activities. She is an EDI expert and practitioner. Her articles have appeared in Studies in the Education of Adults, European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, International Journal of Public and Private Management, GENDER Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, AIDAinformazioni, Rivista di Scienze dell’informazione,Pratiques de formation/analyses, and Educação, Formação & Tecnologias. In France, she is a member of LEGS – Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité. CNRS/Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis et Université Paris Ouest.
Carla Maria Reale is a teaching assistant at University of Trento and University of Bolzano and a research fellow at University of Genoa in the H2020 project Gender-ex. She obtain her PhD in comparative constitutional law from University of Trento in 2020, with a research on sexuality, disability and fundamental rights. Her research interests revolve around the relationship between identity, body and fundamental rights with a strong intersectional and interdisciplinary approach.
Inside the project GENDER-EX she is working on fostering an intersectional approach in research and gender equality policies in Universities. At University of Trento she contributed actively in designing equality policies, such as « carriera alias » for transgender and non-binary students and university staff or the campaign against harassment and discrimination « Finisce qui ». She is also a trainer on gender equality and intersectional issues in High schools and for several national and international NGOs. She is a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies of University of Trento.
Diego Colombara is currently Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Genova (Italy). His research interests span from chalcogenide materials (photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, topological insulators) to microfabrication. Among his most important achievements is the rejection of a 20-year old assumption on sodium doping in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS). Since 2022, he coordinates the large REMAP consortium (REusable MAsk Patterning) that aims to greenify microfabrication via a paradigm shift in surface patterning. REMAP’s mission is to demonstrate excellent science while addressing gender dimension in research content as a moral duty.
COMPASS: Leading Ulysseus to become a European University excellence model through Research and Innovation” is a Horizon 2020 project of Ulysseus and the flagship for its R&I agenda and strategy.
COMPASS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 101035809. The views and opinions expressed in this communication are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.