The STEM Equals Project Asks: What does it mean to be seen?

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Jessica Gagnon and Marco Reggiani

Jessica Gagnon and Marco Reggiani

Jessica Gagnon (Twitter: @Jess_Gagnon) has worked in higher education in the US and UK for 20 years. She is a sociologist whose research is primarily focused on inequalities in higher education. Jessica has a PhD in Education and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Sussex and is a first-generation student from a working-class, single mother family. Marco Reggiani has been researching urban development, place identity, mobilities, and public life – particularly in the context of Japan. He has a PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo, and a Master in Building and Architectural Engineering from the University of Bologna. He is also the author of an illustrated nonfiction book about Japanese culture and lifestyle. STEM Equals (Twitter: @STEMEquals) is a four-year research and impact project focused on women and LGBT people in STEM in both academia and industry. The project will focus on working cultures within higher education and industry, including better understanding and addressing systemic inequalities faced by women and LGBT staff in STEM disciplines. The project industry partner is BAM Nuttall. The project is funded by the EPSRC under the Inclusion Matters initiative, with matched funding from the University of Strathclyde.

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