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The Rise of Women in Academia: Personal and Scholarly Insights (Lecture)
January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.
About the speaker:
Claudia Buchmann, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is internationally known for her research on gender inequalities in education, with a focus on how women have come to attain more education than men in most regions of the world today. She is coauthor of The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools (2013, Russell Sage Foundation) which was awarded the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of Population and the Outstanding Book Award of the ASA Section on Inequality Poverty and Mobility. Her early research focused on educational processes and inequality in African societies during which she received a Fulbright award to conduct fieldwork in Kenya. Since then, she has investigated race and class inequalities in access to SAT test preparation and their impact on subsequent college admission, achievement gaps between immigrant and native-born students in industrialized countries, and the global consequences of educational expansion.
Dr. Buchmann’s influential scholarship has been published in many top journals and has received widespread attention from the academic community and the news media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and NPR. Dr. Buchmann is a member of the Sociological Research Association and a recipient of the Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellowship and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Buchmann received her BA from the University of Wisconsin and her PhD from Indiana University.