Gender Roles and their Impact in Academia

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  • Venue: EMBL Heidelberg
  • Address: Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg
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This conference wants to explore our understanding of how gender roles may be shaped by biology and by social structures. We will ask how the progression of men and women in academic and related careers is influenced by the linkages between biology, society, and gender roles. An important part of the conference will be a focus on solutions: taking into account biology and social structures, what do all people need to enjoy equal opportunities in work generally and in academic advancement particularly? What institutional support and higher-level policies are needed to assure that “opportunity” does not mean merely “possibility”, but that those work and advancement goals can be realistically attained by those who want them?





Registration – 26 Aug 2020

Abstract – 15 Jun 2020



Registration free waivers and travel grants are available. More information here.