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The MIT Program in Media Arts and Sciences in collaboration with Women’s and Gender Studies presents a Women Take The Reel film screening of Picture a Scientist.
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries—including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists—who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Co-sponsored by: MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, Institute Community and Equity Office, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Physics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute, Picower Institute, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, Women in Chemistry +, and Aeronautics and Astronautics.
This film is part of the Women Take the Reel film festival. This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism. The focus is on intellectual investigation of these issues as well as visibility for women’s contributions to the film industry. The film will be followed by a Q&A and discussion with MLK Visiting Associate Professor Kristen Dorsey.