The Berkman Center’s Gender and Technology Group promotes academic and other interdisciplinary approaches to the relationship between gender and technology in the digital age. As part of this mission, the Group is seeking to:
• Explore a variety of academic approaches to the relationship between gender and technology, and consider their relevance to the Berkman Center’s work;
• Build community around gender and technology issues, studies, and activities; and,
• Develop a slate of related activities for the coming year, focused on how academics, technologists, policy-makers, business people, activists, and students are exploring how to incorporate a gender dimension in their technology-related work.
Gender and Technology Group Goals
This committee will explore how the Berkman Center can support conversations and activities related to gender and technology along three tracks:
• Research. Support, discuss and examine various perspectives on bringing a gender framework to technology-related work across contexts including academic research, law, policy-making, advocacy, technical development, and business;
• Leadership. Leverage Berkman’s role as a hub for technology-related scholarship and dialogue to bring to the forefront people—at Berkman, at the University and elsewhere—who incorporate consideration of gender into their work in ICT;
• Community. Build a network of academics, students, alumni, and other community members interested in bringing a gender focus to their work. This community-building supports Berkman’s transition from a Center within the Law School to one that is more integrated into the wider University community.