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April 15, 2024 38 mins

Rori and Emilia engage in an enlightening conversation with Dr. Sue Rosser, a pioneering figure for women in STEM. Having started her career in the 1960s, Dr. Rosser has made significant contributions through her research in zoology, studies on the experiences of women in STEM, and her advocacy for feminist principles within these fields. Dr. Rosser discusses the challenges she faced, including sexual harassment and the struggle for recognition in academic publishing. The discussion also touches on her experiences as a lesbian in academia, and her thoughts on the current state and future of women in STEM.


TIME CODE OF MAIN EVENTS:

02:49 From French Major to Science Trailblazer: Dr. Rosser's Academic Path

05:46 Discovering Feminism and Fighting Sexual Harassment

12:12 Embarking on a Career in Women's Studies and Biology

16:39 Confronting Gender Bias in Academic Publishing

20:21 A Personal Journey: Coming Out and Navigating Academia

25:00 Transitioning Careers: From Mary Baldwin to a Broader Impact

33:11 Leveraging Leadership Positions for Change

35:57 Revise and Resubmit: Reflecting on Career Choices

37:55 Closing Thoughts


CREDITS: This episode is produced and edited by Maribel Quezada Smith. Sound Engineering by Keagan Stromberg. Production Coordinator, Marissa Alcantar. A Diferente Creative Production.

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