Londa Schiebinger, professor in History of Science at Stanford University, will be invested Honorary Doctor by the Universitat de València on Monday 12 of March. The academic event will start at 1 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the historic building of La Nau. Capitolina Díaz Martínez, professor in Social Sciences, will be in charge of the laudatium.
Londa Schiebinger (Lincoln, USA, 1952) is a John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University. She is the head of postgraduate studies in the History of Science department and is a Co-Chair for Sex and Gender in Public Health at the Stanford Center for Population Health Research. She leads the programme Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering and Environment, which is funded by the European Union and the United States.
She studied a B.A. at the University of Nebraska. Then, she obtained a M.A. and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. She was granted several scholarships such as Fulbright, Rockefeller’s and the National Science Foundation grant.
She focused her researching activity on women’s participation in science, the study of genre in the structure of scientific researches and genre in human knowledge. She is an internationally recognized figure in genre and science.
She is the author of numerous publications. Several of her books have been internationally recognized and they have received different awards such as Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, Atlantic History and John Simon Guggenheim. She is Professor Honoris Causa from Vrije Universiteit (Brussels) and Lund University (Sweden).