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Research Fellow in Economic Sociology at Sapienza, University of Rome, is a professor of Sociology of Organizations and Policies of Equal Opportunities. PhD in Sociology, has as its main research interest the analysis of the labor market with specific reference to gender differences and related forms of discrimination as well as gender, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation. The analysis of gender-related discrimination in the labor market has focused on the analysis of individual trajectories of women who experience non-traditional paths of employment. More specifically, the research activities have focused on: 1 Self-employment 2 The professional status of women in the STEM carrier (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) With reference of gender inequality in Stem fields the aim of my research activities is to explore not only the mechanisms of exclusion, but also how scientific knowledge is produced and situated. The various ways whereby science and technology are constructed as rational, positive, neutral, and then male, have been scrutinsed along with the ethical and political implications of such gender bias. Technoscientific fields are not only quantitatively dominated by men, but also shaped by discourses, practices and habitus that embody masculine values. In this regard, the problematic lies in analysing organizational settings wherein technoscience is designed and produced, by means of material artefacts, discursive practices as well as conscious or unconscious assumptions as to the role of actors and their power positions. In my research i’m less concerned with `more women in science’ but with furthering debate on techo-science organisation and the power effects of techno-science discourse. On the one hand, I observe how different epistemic communities are shaped through the establishment of specific organizations and workplace cultures (laboratories, research groups, associations); on the other hand, I examine how the construction of scientific and technical knowledge is entangled with beliefs and values related to particular conceptions of masculinity and femininity.
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