science & technology

What is Feminist Research: Renae Ryan

July 27, 2018

Pharmacologist Renae Ryan discusses gender equity in STEM, institutional change-making, and the value and importance of inclusive and diverse research teams.

Renae Ryan is a Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology in the School of Medical Sciences at Sydney University, Academic Director of Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), and Chair of the Sydney Medical School Gender Equity Committee.

What is Feminist Research: Natasha Myers

July 12, 2018

Natasha Myers’ work is grounded in a thinking through of feminism as a political theory of the asymmetries of power in relations not only between humans but also between humans and the “more than human” world.  Much of Myers’ work explores the possibilities of an aspirational episteme in service to plant beings, termed the Planthropocene.

What is Feminist Research: Quimera Rosa

June 21, 2018

Quimera Rosa’s approach to feminist research emphasizes a transversality and embodiment that challenge fixed notions of identity, scientific objectivity, and epistemic universality.  They use art as a medium with which to build collaborative relations between feminist arts and science.  Locating a foundational dualism of Western thinking in the constructed boundary between nature and culture, Quimera Rosa works to deconstruct this normative dualism through the notion of the cyborg.

What is Feminist Research: Dawn Sumner

June 21, 2018

Scientist Dawn Sumner shares how she came to be involved with FRI and her views on the value and importance of feminist research in the natural and physical sciences.  By expanding the place for feminist research and theory in science, Sumner asserts, we can dramatically improve the “advancement, understanding and vitality of science as a human endeavor.”