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Open Lecture Halls "Diversity Generates Science": Prof. Dr. Jarita Holbrook "Intersectional Issues of Astrophysicists"

Dec 07, 2023 | 04:00 PM c.t.
Dr. Jarita Holbrook

Dr. Jarita Holbrook
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Vorlesungsreihe "Offener Hörsaal" an der Freien Universität Berlin

Vorlesungsreihe "Offener Hörsaal" an der Freien Universität Berlin


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Prof. Dr. Jarita Holbrook, Science, Technology & Innovation Studies, The University of Edinburgh (UK)

ASTROMOVES is an EU MSCA funded project focused through an intersectional lens on the career decision-making of astrophysics and related scientists. Over 40 interviews were completed with half of them being available to use in the forthcoming documentary films. Included in the ASTROMOVES interviews are Queer, disabled, underrepresented and those that have left the field. As astrophysics continues to try to become more diverse and more inclusive, the interviews with intersectional astrophysicists provide insights into supportive and unsupportive factors related to their retention. This presentation will contain film clips from the interviews to illustrate points.

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2023 | 04:00 PM c.t.

Freie Universität Berllin
Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Lecture Hall B
Arnimallee 22
14195 Berlin

Further Information

About the Lecture Series

"Diversity generates Science - Science generates Diversity. Social challenges in the view of gender and diversity research in STEM"

The lecture series presents critical-reflexive analyses of gender and diversity research in STEM, shows perspectives for a science of diversity, and illustrates with numerous examples that the STEM subjects are not 'cultures of no culture', i.e. sciences free of historical-sociocultural aspects.

More details about the open lecture series

Host: Prof. Dr. Martina Erlemann


  • astrophysics
  • diversity
  • gender
  • Jarita Holbrook
  • Martina Erlemann
  • Offener Hörsaal
  • open lecture
  • physics