Marginalization in the Sciences: Gender, Class, and Race

Institution: The University of Vienna, Austria

Department: Social Studies of Science

Course-level: Graduate course, open to undergraduate students with prior knowledge

Format: 10 days intensive seminar

Description: In this course we critically examine the argument that gender, social class and race-ethnicity lead to processes of marginalization in the sciences. We begin by articulating more clearly the meanings of these often used but rarely defined categories. With this groundwork we engage political theories, theories of science and poststructuralist theories to grasp how marginalization works. As a final goal we elaborate the ways we can resist marginalization and create sciences in which women, working-class people and racial minorities can thrive. Responsibilities: I chose the course title, designed the course, including the syllabus, choice of readings and assignments and graded students.