The director of GenTIC, Milagros Sáinz, will participate as an invited speaker in a one-day workshop and symposium organised by New York University Abu Dhabi to explore the variability in gender representation in STEM across Arab and non-Arab countries. The event is taking place on 9 June 2023 in New York and will gather relevant scholars in gender and STEM with the objective to disseminate a synthesis of research results found by academics and to stimulate international collaborations to further investigate gender gaps in scientific and technological fields from a global perspective.


Milagros Sáinz will share in this workshop some of the lessons learned about her research on gender and STEM over the last 10 years. In her presentation, the director of GenTIC will reflect on the use of different methodologies, such as mixed-methods, quantitative, or qualitative research, and theoretical approaches to look at the main drivers and obstacles shaping women’s and girls’ participation in STEM pathways in Spain. Furthermore, Milagros Sáinz will discuss the results obtained from her research carried out with different stakeholders in a slot with Jennifer Olmsted, professor of Economics and Middle East Studies at Drew University, who will introduce the findings of a study about Arab women’s employment experiences in tech fields.


This workshop has been convened by Andrea Vial, assistant professor of Psychology at New York University Abu Dhabi, and Andrei Cimpian, professor of Psychology at New York University. In addition to Milagros Sáinz and Jennifer Olmsted’s slot, the event includes discussions with invited speakers such as Julia Spielmann, postdoctoral researcher at New York University Abu Dhabi; Thomas Breda, associate professor at Paris School of Economics and director of the programme Employment and Labour at the Institute for Public Policy; Linzi Kemp, professor of Management at the School of Business at American University of Ras Al Khaimah; Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, provost professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; and Maria Charles, professor of Sociology and a faculty affiliate of the Broom Center for Demography and the Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Have a look at the workshop program, the talk abstracts, and the speakers’ short bio


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