Students in each Equity and Opportunity module will: (1) engage deeply with key concepts in equity, opportunity, inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power within the context of education; (2) connect and build meaningful relationships with others while recognizing the multiple intersecting identities, perspectives and developmental differences people hold; and (3) make progress in understanding and reflecting on their own experiences and actions across cultures and contexts.... Read more about Equity and Opportunity: Identity in Context: Gender and Sexuality
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Connecticut Research Fellow, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London; Research Fellow, The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn WAPPP Fellow
Research Associate at Harvard Business School Skills, Research, and Co-chair, Harvard Kennedy School’s Behavioral Insights Student Group (BISG)
Manuela Collis works on questions that look at the influence of gender on decisions and outcomes in education and the labor market. For example, she and her co-authors provide evidence that clearly stated qualifications increase the number of qualified women in the applicant pool and that women update their beliefs about their ability in male-dominated tasks more conservatively and vice versa.
David Marx, Associate Professor of Psychology; Elected Member, Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education, San Diego State University
One promising approach to increasing women’s representation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is to expose female students to math-talented female peer role models (PRMs). Exposure to female PRMs may serve as a buffer against the negative stereotypes about women...
Sally Nuamah, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Despite complaints about a “boy crisis” in schools, girls in many parts of the world continue to face unnecessary obstacles to getting an adequate education. Many girls experience sexual assault and harassment at school, lack bathroom facilities they need during their menstrual periods, and must contend with gender stereotyping that keeps them from expressing their true...