How Sexual Harassment Creates Inequality in Academia
Monday, 8 April 2019, 6 – 7pm
A lecture by Prof Celeste Kidd (Berkeley) introduced by Senator Ivana Bacik as part of the Neurohumanities Public Lecture Series organised in association with Women in Research Ireland.
Celeste Kidd is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department of the University of California, Berkeley (USA). She leads a research group that investigates the cognitive processes involved in knowledge acquisition, especially in young children, using a combination of computational and behavioural methods. She has been awarded the Glushko Dissertation Prize in Cognitive Science from the Cognitive Science Society (2014) and a Google Faculty Research Award in Human-Computer Interaction (2016). Her research is funded by the Human Frontier Science Program and the Jacobs Foundation.
In 2017, Kidd became a leading figures of the global #MeToo movement when she and her colleagues publicly challenged the University of Rochester on its handling of, and retaliation against, sexual harassment complaints from students and staff. She was internationally recognized as one of the academic leaders of this ongoing movement by TIME Magazine, when she was jointly featured as TIME Person of the Year 2017 - "The Silence Breakers" (2017). Kidd’s activism has shed new light on how academic cultures of silence and intimidation can allow abusive behavior to persist, and victims’ careers to be damaged by the very institutions responsible for protecting them. She continues to advocate for protection from harassment for students and researchers in science and academia.
Campus Location: Arts Building
Accessibility: all levels
Room: Edmund Burke Theatre
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
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