Transnational Feminist Dialogues on Science, Technology and Society
Prof. Dr. Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Prof. Dr. Paola Ricaurte Quijano (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Despite manifold efforts of universities to foster diversity, science and technology are still strongly affected by (post)colonial power structures. Indigenous perspectives on technology and science are ignored in STEM knowledge production, as is the fact that minoritized groups are still significantly marginalized in research.
To make science and technology more equitable and diverse, it is time to decolonize existing power structures.
What does it take to decolonize science? Is this even possible? And if so, what structural changes would be needed? What would a decolonized science and technology world look like? Ultimately, what can we all do to advance change?
To discuss these and related pressing issues, the Research Group of Gender & Science Studies in Physics and the Margherita von Brentano Center invite internationally renowned experts to discuss different perspectives on decolonizing Science and Technology and to identify needs for future action and research.