Inferior

5th September 2020 / 6:30 pm IST /
Zoom & Youtube

The second Reading for Change event takes Angela Saini’s “Inferior” as an entry point to SDG 5 Gender Equality! In Inferior, Angela Saini explores the extent to which sexism impacts scientific research. Delving into studies in fields like biology, psychology and anthropology, Saini challenges our preconceptions about men and women and their so-called fundamental differences. In this accessible, eye-opening book, Saini takes us through the past prejudices that still inform science today, and looks towards a future that can grow beyond them.

Join author Angela Saini and neuroscientist Vidita Vaidya in conversation about “Inferior” and SDG 5, using the book as an entry point to discuss gender equality and women in science. Read the book and join the discussion with your thoughts, reflections and questions. 

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Speakers

Angela Saini

Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster. She presents science programmes on the BBC. Her latest book, Superior: the Return of Race Science, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize & named a book of the year by The Telegraph, Nature and Financial Times. Her book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into thirteen languages. Angela has a Masters in Engineering from the University of Oxford and was a Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Vidita Vaidya

Vidita Vaidya is a Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai. Her research group is interested in understanding the neurocircuitry of emotion. The work of her group was recognized by the National Bioscientist Award (2012) and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Medical Sciences (2015) from the Govt. of India. She also received the Nature Excellence in Mentoring Award in the Mid-career Category in 2019. Vidita is committed to inclusion and diversity in academia. 

In Inferior, Angela Saini explores the extent to which sexism impacts scientific research. Delving into studies in fields like biology, psychology and anthropology, Saini challenges our preconceptions about men and women and their so-called fundamental differences. In this accessible, eye-opening book, Saini takes us through the past prejudices that still inform science today, and looks towards a future that can grow beyond them.