Global Science and International Collaboration: A Gender Perspective from the South

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 6A P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology (host committee)

Language: English

If we want to invent a better future, science and technology must be at the center of it. The science of the 21st century is a global science, where increasingly, if still slowly, many more countries are involved in promoting a strong research basis that help with their development and advancement. A global science is a science where international collaboration plays a central role, and the new information technologies, as well as data processing and communications, make this possible.
This session would like to discuss international collaboration from a double point of view:

  • First from the South: How are the international research networks incorporating researchers from the Global South? How do countries and research groups collaborate and with whom? Does this change depending on the scientific area involved? Does international cooperation in social sciences have specific issues to be addressed?
  • Secondly from a gender perspective: Looking at international collaboration, what do we know about gender issues? How do women researchers fare in big international projects? How is all this reflected in scientific publications?

We hope to receive papers from all regions discussing these issues that are important if we want an equitable science and technology system worldwide.

Session Organizers:
Alice ABREU, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Judith ZUBIETA GARCIA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Enhancing Gender Equity in Opportunities for International Collaboration: Policy Implications of Three Studies
Lisa FREHILL, National Science Foundation, USA; Katie SEELY-GANT, Energetics Technology Center, USA
Where Are Brazilian Sociologists in the Geopolitics of Knowledge?
Eloisa MARTIN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Doing Science in the South: Negotiating Centrality and Marginality in the Process of Knowledge Production on a Global Scale.
Joao Marcelo EHLERT MAIA, FGV, Brazil; Raewyn CONNELL, University of Sydney, Australia; Robert MORRELL, University of Cape Town, South Africa
International Collaboration in a Department of Applied Physics in Mexico: Scope and Character Analysis from a Gender Perspective
Ivett ESTRADA, Department of Educational Research at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (DIE/Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico; Eduardo REMEDI, Department of Educational Research at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (DIE/Cinvestav-IPN), Mexico