Abstract # 652 Event # 210:

Scheduled for Saturday, August 2, 2003 02:00 PM-04:30 PM: Session 17 (Science Theatres 141) Workshop


SURVIVING GRADUATE SCHOOL - A WORKSHOP THAT FOCUSES ON 'NAVIGATING IN A GENDERED WORLD'

D. Overdorff1, S. Howell2 and C. Ross3
1University of Texas-Austin, Department of Anthropology, E.P.S. C3200, Austin, TX 78712, USA, 2Primate Foundation of Arizona, 3University of Nebraska
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     Gender is an issue that faces both men and women in primatology. While the field of primatology is dominated by female scholars, gender issues affect both men and women. Data suggest that men and women are treated differently, respond differently to criticism and to the review process, and these differences can affect performance in a tenure or research track career. Men and women also have different strategies and responsibilities in balancing a career and family obligations. This workshop will include an overview presentation and panel discussion to encourage dialogue on this important topic. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to discuss the role of gender in the field of primatology and its influence on career development. Panel members include C. Ross, D. Overdorff, N. Caine, J. Capitanio, A. Gordon, A. Harrison-Levine, and L. Nash.