Gender Studies in MINT


...to the websites of the Chair of Prof. Dr. Anelis Kaiser and her team. This chair is dedicated to the study of sex/gender in STEM and related fields. The working group is part of the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Freiburg.

Together we examine the role sex/gender plays as a research variable of interest in the different fields of STEM. Combining epistemologies from gender studies with scientific and technical experimentation, we explore, for instance...

  • if women and men use technology in a different way,
  • how sex/gender differences are quantitatively measured in the different research areas of STEM,
  • the way research questions on sex/gender are operationalised and implemented,
  • which scientific methods are used to show sex/gender diversity or sex/gender similarities,
  • sex/gender-related cognitive biases within coding and algorithms,
  • the effects of gender stereotype threat in the brain measured with fMRI,
  • the impact of task specifity and threshold measures when comparing hemispheric lateralisation in the brains of women and men,
  • how "intersectionality" can be integrated into the debate of sex/gender in STEM,
  • the pitfalls and benefits of interdisciplinary research.


Gender Studies in MINT
Prof. Dr. Anelis Kaiser
Department of Computer Science
Georges-Köhler-Allee 079
79110 Freiburg