Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) disciplines face a gender gap that has been exacerbated during COVID-19.
Drawing on research carried out by the Women in Supramolecular Chemistry (WISC) network, this essential book sets out the extent to which women working in STEM face inequality and discrimination. The authors use approaches more commonly associated with social sciences, such as creative and reflective research methods, to shed light on the human experiences lying behind scientific research. They share fictional vignettes drawn from research findings to illustrate challenges faced by women working in science today. Additionally, they show how this approach helps make sense of difficult personal experiences and to create a culture of change.
Offering a path forward to inclusivity and diversity, this book is crucial reading for anyone working in STEM.
Jennifer Leigh is Senior Lecturer in Higher Education and Academic Practice at the University of Kent, UK.
Jennifer Hiscock is a Reader in Supramolecular Chemistry and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, at the University of Kent, UK.
Cally Haynes is Lecturer in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology at University College London, UK.
Anna McConnell is a Junior Professor in the Otto Diels Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel in Germany.
Emily Draper is Lecturer in Chemistry and UKRI Future Leader Fellow at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Marion Kieffer was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bristol, UK, and is now Senior Scientist at InnoMedica, CH in Switzerland.
Kristin Hutchins is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas Tech University, US.
Davita Watkins is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, US.
Claudia Caltagirone is Associate Professor in Chemical Sciences at the University of Cagliari, Italy.
Anna Slater is Royal Society University Research Fellow in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, UK.
Larissa K. S. von Krbek is an Emmy Noether junior research group leader at the Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany.
Nathalie Busschaert is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University, US.
Building academic identity in the context of STEM
Challenges for women and marginalised groups
WISC: Women in Supramolecular Chemistry
Autoethnography and embodiment
Stories from STEM
For the Future