Education

Equity and Opportunity: Identity in Context: Gender and Sexuality

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2021
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
Rati Thanawala

Rati Thanawala

Founder, Leadership Academy for Women of Color in Tech
WAPPP Leader in Practice

Rati Thanawala spent 39 years in the high-tech industry, the last 17 as Vice President at Bell Labs. Rati came to the US from India on a Rotary Graduate...

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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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