Education

Nishith Prakash

Nishith Prakash

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
Manuela Collis

Manuela Collis

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.

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2019 Nov 14

From Investigation to Implementation: The Impact of Female Peer Role Models in College Math Classes

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414)

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...

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2019 Sep 26

The Case for Feminist Schools

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414)

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...

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2019 Apr 02

Pizza and Movie Event: Screening of "hillbilly"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman

In "hillbilly," directors Ashley York (Tig) and Sally Rubin ("Deep Down") show the evolution of the uneducated, promiscuous American "hillbilly" stereotype in movies and television, linking it with corporate exploitation of Appalachia’s natural resources. The film features Appalshop's Appalachian Media Institute where young adults find community and refuge and The Affrilachian Poets, a grassroots group of poets of color living in the Appalachian region. Funded by the National...

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