Londa Schiebinger

Londa SchiebingerLonda Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Stanford   University, and Director of EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment (http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/gendered-innovations/index_en.cfm). Schiebinger received her PhD from Harvard University and is a leading international authority on gender and science. From 2004-2010, she directed the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford.

In 2010, Schiebinger presented the keynote address and wrote the conceptual background paper for the United Nations’ theme, “Gender, Science, and Technology. She is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, and Guggenheim Fellowship. She has also served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin, and as the Tammes Distinguished Chair in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She is a Distinguished Affiliated Professor at the Technische Universität Münichen (TUM), and a Member of TUM’s Institute for Advanced Studies. Schiebinger has held Fellowships from the U.S. National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of Health, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Commission, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. She received an Honorary Doctorate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, May 2013.

Her prize-winning books include: The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science (Harvard University Press, 1989); Nature’s Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science (Beacon Press, 1993; Rutgers University Press, 2004); Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World (Harvard University Press, 2004); Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering (Stanford University Press, 2008); and with Robert N. Proctor, Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance (Stanford University Press, 2008). These and other of her books have been translated into numerous language.

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