Episode One: Not Bad For A Woman

Hello Femmes and friends! Join us this week to learn about 19th century geneticist Nettie Stevens + consider the effects of sexism and implicit bias on women in STEM.

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Show Notes, References, and Further Reading

Take the Project Implicit Bias Test: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

Handout for avoiding gender bias in reference writing. University of Arizona.

Brush, S. 1978. Nettie M. Stevens and the Discovery of Sex Determination by Chromosomes. Isis, 69(2), 163-172. http://www.jstor.org/stable/230427

Morgan, T. 1912. The Scientific Work of Miss N. M. Stevens. Science, 36(928), 468-470. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1636618

Casey, Pamela M; Warren, Roger K.; Cheesman II, Fred L.; Elek, Jennifer K. 2012. Helping Courts Address Implicit Bias - FAQ. National Center for State Courts. www.ncsc.org/ibfaqs

Dutt, K., Pfaff, D. L., Bernstein, A. F., Dillard, J. S., & Block, C. J. 2016. Gender differences in recommendation letters for postdoctoral fellowships in geoscience. Nature Geoscience, 9(11), 805-808.

Kruesi, Liz. 2016. Gender Bias Found in Recommendation Letters. Physics World Magazine, Institute of Physics. https://goo.gl/jRbgD1

Ogilvie, M., & Choquette, C. 1981. Nettie Maria Stevens (1861-1912): Her Life and Contributions to Cytogenetics. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 125(4), 292-311. http://www.jstor.org/stable/986332

Potenza, Alessandra. 2016. "Google Honors Nettie Stevens, a Badass Research Scientist Who Changed Genetics Forever." The Verge. Web. https://goo.gl/SWFoC8

Raymond, Jennifer. 2013.  Sexist attitudes: Most of us Are biased. Nature, 495, 33–34. http://rdcu.be/oTYa

Schmader, T., Whitehead, J., & Wysocki, V. H. 2007. A Linguistic Comparison of Letters of Recommendation for Male and Female Chemistry and Biochemistry Job Applicants. Sex Roles, 57(7-8), 509–514. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-007-9291-4

Seltzer, Jamie. 2016. "Nettie Stevens and the X Chromosome." Luana Games. https://www.luanagames.com/nettie-stevens/

Trix F, Psenka C. 2003. Exploring the color of glass: letters of recommendation for female and male medical faculty. Discourse and Society. 14:191–220.

Yurkiewicz, Ilana. 2012. Study Shows Gender Bias in Science is Real. Here’s Why It Matters. Unofficial Prognosis. Scientific American. Web. https://goo.gl/kkdE95

"Nettie Maria Stevens." 1998. Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale, 1998. U.S. History in Context