Gender Studies in MINT


...to the websites of the Chair of Prof. Dr. Anelis Kaiser Trujillo 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.

We are looking for a Postdoc / Research Assistant.

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

  • the social conditions and consequences of technological research for women and men,
  • if women and men use technology in a different way,
  • the role gender studies plays in ecology and sustainability research,
  • the function of "sex" in biological research,
  • 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 in medicine,
  • 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 language lateralisation in the brains of women and men,
  • how "intersectionality" can be integrated into the debate of sex/gender in STEM,
  • what gender equality means for STEM and how it can become true,
  • the pitfalls and benefits of interdisciplinary research along the dimensions of science/technology and social science/humanities.


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