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Gender and Science

A Case for Inclusion and Diversity

Sujatha Ramdorai (srtifr@gmail.com) teaches mathematics at the University of British Columbia, Canada and was at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.

A narrative of the struggles that a woman has to go through in order to establish herself in an area of research dominated by men and by ideas rooted in patriarchy shows how the mathematical playing field is skewed against women. Not only do they have to struggle much more than their male counterparts, but women mathematicians who have made important contributions are still not given their due. The problems that women in the natural sciences face and the possible ways in which these can be addressed in order to create a more equitable work atmosphere in science research institutions and universities is discussed.

The author would like to thank Gita Chadha and Asha Achuthan for making this possible, and Sowmya Govindappa for helping out with the typesetting in the early stages of the draft.

Updated On : 11th Feb, 2019

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