Gender and science is a vibrant field that incorporates research and advocacy on the some of the most critical issues of our time. UC Berkeley's Chau Hoi Shuen Program in Gender and Science (G&S) recognizes that the field has expanded exponentially to intersect with work in a broad range of social justice spheres as well. These spheres include the role science plays in determining public understandings of gender; gender theory as applied to medicine, the environment, militarization, the development and use of new technologies; and the role of science in sexuality studies.
This understanding of Gender and Science includes and expands on the concerns of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and the goal of getting more women into these fields. This expansion includes scholars investigating the role of gender in mitigating, exploring or treating gender differences across multiple fields and disciplines. This program is also interested in connecting scholars to resources on gender and science via more theoretical lenses including those in queer theory, feminist theory and postcolonial theory.
In this section, you will find links to:

  • History and program components of the Chau Hoi Shuen Program in Gender and Science
  • People currently involved in gender and science and gender and technology research or activism at UC Berkeley and UC-wide
  • Gender and science related events co-sponsored by the Chau Hoi Shuen Program in Gender & Science program and hosted by CSTMS
  • A list of gender, science and technology resources such as other research programs, departments, journals, scholarships, listservs, NGOs and other resources to help you learn more about how gender relates to science and technology.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation. The G&S program is affiliated with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS) at UC Berkeley.