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July 30, 2015

Does gender bias benefit women in academia?

By Clara Castillejobecerra Clara Castillejobecerra (@claracastillejobecerra)

Historically, women have been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This trend seems to be predominant in academia, where sexist hiring has been labeled as one of the culprits. But does current evidence support this hypothesis? Research from Cornell psychologists, Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci, suggests that sexism in hiring […]

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