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.

group foto March 2018 © by Anja Limbrunner

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...

  • the pitfalls and benefits of interdisciplinary research
  • if women and men use technology in a different way
  • sex | gender aspects and cognitive biases within coding and algorithms
  • effects of gender stereotype threat in the brain
  • the impact of task specifity and threshold measures in linguistic fMRI research when comparing hemispheric lateralisation in the brains of women and men
  • the way research questions on sex/gender are operationalised and implemented
  • how sex/gender differences are quantitatively measured in the different fields of STEM
  • which scientific methods are used to show sex/gender diversity or sex/gender dissimilarities


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