Virtual Session on Gender Equality in Open Scholarship

About the Session

  • When: 3/31/2022, 7:30 PM – 3/31/2022, 9:00 PM
  • Time zone: (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
  • Free Session- Open to All
  • Platform: Microsoft Teams

Exploring one of the key themes highlighted at the DHL-DESA 2nd Global Open Science Conference, this virtual dialogue among early career researchers will focus on gender equality in the Open Science suite of activities. Panelists will share their experiences and knowledge surrounding open science, feminism and gender parity mainstreaming, discuss barriers to early career researchers based on gender and the related power dynamics, aiming to identify methods that open science can benefit from feminist epistemology, strengthen young career researchers and activist’s position in their striving to push for open scholarship.

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Ms. Denisse Albornoz: Denisse Albornoz (she/her) is a digital rights researcher and practitioner. Her work investigates emerging risks and inequalities in technology use from an intersectional feminist perspective, focusing on online harms that target women and youth. Having worked with the Centre for Internet and Society (India), Hiperderecho (Peru) and Tactical Tech (Germany), she specialises in participatory research and community education projects that work to integrate diverse epistemic communities and forms of knowledge into the design of community or policy interventions. She has also been a public advocate for knowledge equity through her involvement with the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network, the Knowledge Equity Lab, and the OpenCon community. Her work in this area has contributed towards critically discussing the role of open science in addressing epistemic injustice and promoting more inclusive and feminist knowledge infrastructures.

Dr. Kohinoor Darda: is a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, working at the Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics. She is broadly interested in the cognitive and brain mechanisms underlying our interactions in the social world, and our experiences with art. Specifically, she investigates the role of cultural and contextual factors in aesthetic experiences and social interactions. Kohinoor is an advocate for open and accessible science, and passionate about science communication and community engagement. As a trained Indian classical dancer, she likes to integrate her background in the performing arts and her interest in neuroscience in both her research and choreographic endeavors. 

Ms. Kanishka Sikri: is a writer and theorist thinking about violability: the practice that marks certain lives, bodies, and worlds to the possibility of violence. She is currently a PhD candidate at York University speculating on the ways violence becomes synonymous with and inhabits the flesh. Looking at the discursive and epistemic, Kanishka asks how we may speak about violence, lay it bare, grieve and mourn its many insidious faces without replicating the notion that certain lives are violable and capable of being violated.

Jaclyn Siegel: (she/her) is a postdoctoral research scholar at San Diego State University. She presently serves as the project director for the Pride Body Project, an eating disorders prevention program for sexual minority men. Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of body image, gender, sexuality, and social attitudes. She recently served as the lead editor on a special issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly focusing on challenges and opportunities for integrating feminist psychology and open science.

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