Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield, UK
Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Women in Academia
One thing that stands in the way of increasing the numbers of women in academia is that discussions of equity often bog down in questions about whether the people making hiring and promotion decisions have bad intentions. Dr. Saul will consider research which shows why such discussions miss the point because discrimination doesn’t require bad intentions. Attending to such results might help show the way towards fairer and better universities.
This series of talks was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Dr. Brian F. Rudrick. Shortly before his untimely death, the Department of Philosophy named Dr. Rudrick as official “friend of the department” because of his inspiring example of lifelong learning and for demonstrating for our students how one can make a philosophical contribution to professional and public life, whatever career one chooses.
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