[ GS-ME-TN ] KV Gender Studies Managing Equality TN

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung Waltraud Ernst 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Management in Polymer Technologies (MPT) 2013W
Objectives The students will understand the significance of gender in science and technology.
Subject "Gender in Science and Technology" explores how important gender is in science and technology. The relevance of gender in scientific and technological processes is often not evident at first but becomes better understood with specific expertise and experiences. This kind of expertise is becoming increasingly important in scientific research as well as in the development of new technologies. The topics will range from informatics, biology, physics and chemistry to mathematics and engineering. For detailed information on course content and speakers, see:
Criteria for evaluation Essay
Methods International experts with special fields of knowledge will present examples of their work. The students will learn how to explore gender aspects in regards to theoretical, methodological and practical levels of different technological and scientific disciplines.
Language English
Study material Anna Balsamo: Designing Culture. The Technological Imagingation at Work, Durham/London: Duke University Press 2011.
Anna Balsamo: Technologies of the Gendered Body, Durham/London: Duke University Press 1996.
Rebecca M. Jordan-Young: Brain Storm. The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, Cambridge/London: Harvard University Press 2010.
Karen Barad: Meeting the Universe Halfway. Quatum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning, Durham/London: Duke University Press 2007.
Lucy A. Suchman: Human-Machine Reconfigurations. Plans and Situated Actions, 2nd Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press 2007.
Ursula Klein/E.C. Spary (eds.): Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Culture. Between Market and Laboratory, Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press 2010.
Wendy Faulkner: 'The power and the pleasure? A research agenda for "making gender stick" to engineers', in: Science, Technology, & Human Values, 25(1) 2000: 87-119.
Wendy Faulkner: ‘“Nuts and bolts and people”: Gender-troubled engineering identities’ Social Studies of Science, 37(3) 2007: 331-356.
Isabel Zorn/Susanne Maass/u.a. (ed.): Gender Designs IT. Construction and Deconstruction of Information Society Technology, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2007.
Petra Lucht/Tanja Paulitz (Hg.): Recodierungen des Wissens. Stand und Perspektiven der Geschlechterforschung in Naturwissenschaften und Technik, Frankfurt/M.: Campus 2008.
Waltraud Ernst (Hg.): Geschlecht und Innovation. Gender Mainstreaming im Techno-Wissenschaftsbetrieb, Berlin: Lit Verlag 2010.
Changing subject? No
Further information For all students enrolled in Bachelor, Master's and Ph.D. degree programme at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (TNF).
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 100
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority