Challenging the march for science – intersectionality at the coalface Event as iCalendar

(Women in Science, Science Event Tags)

21 September 2017


Venue: General Library, LibB15 (109-B15)

Location: 5 Alfred Street, City Campus

Host: Women in Science Network

Cost: Free – all women (or femme with non-binary or gender-queer identifications) welcome

Dr Zuleyka Zevallos
Dr Zuleyka Zevallos

The Women in Science Network is pleased to welcome Dr Zuleyka Zevallos to New Zealand, for a special discussion of intersectionality in science. Intersectionality is a framework for thinking about, and responding to, the interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race and gender. 

Dr Zuleyka Zevallos is an applied sociologist and an adjunct research fellow with Swinburne University. Dr Zevallos began her career as an academic, before moving on to manage various policy and research programmes. She also developed and managed Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), an initiative of the Australian Academy of Science. This is the first national gender equity and diversity program in Australia for science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). The framework is based on the Athena SWAN Charter, an evaluation and accreditation program that has been running successfully for over a decade in the UK. Dr Zevallos currently works in social policy, leading a project to enhance justice outcomes for vulnerable populations.

Dr Zevallos will reflect on national approaches to improving the hiring, promotion, retention, recognition and participation of all women, specifically including Indigenous and transgender women, as well as other under-represented minorities in science.

The Women in Science Network invites all women (or femme with non-binary or gender-queer identifications) to join them for this special discussion.