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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Perspectives on Gender and Technology

Fri, April 11, 2008 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • ACES 2.302

This conference will look at the interaction of gender and technology in the contemporary world from three perspectives: ways of knowing, ways of doing, and ways of changing. One set of papers will consider ways of understanding how cultural and social realities, especially notions of gender, are technologically mediated. Another will look at gendered constructs of "doing" technology: why are masculine interactions with technology generally considered the norm, and what are the "pipeline" issues for women entering technological careers in business or engineering. And a third set will examine the intersection of women and technology in the developing world, especially the use of technology as a tool for positive social change.

Because some of the most fruitful studies of gender and technology are interdisciplinary, all methodologies and approaches are welcome, from ethnographic studies to feminist theorizing (and all points in between). Scholars and practitioners in all fields are invited, whether from Law, Engineering, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication, government agencies, think tanks, etc.

Keynote speakers will kick off each of the three conference themes. Sessions will be a combination of invited papers and responses to a Call for Papers.

Sponsored by: Center for Women's and Gender Studies


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