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Undisciplined: Asian-American Women In STEM And White Men Named John


When Athena Castro thinks about the makeup of research spaces, she sees a paradox. Asian women are simultaneously overrepresented in one way and under represented in another. This week, we’re talking to Castro about the intersectional challenges faced by Asian women in science.

Castro says that, for Asian-American female doctoral students, the complex layering and weaving of these identities involves a constant process of negotiation — a process that she explores in a new study in the journal “Science Studies and Science Education" called “Asian-American women in STEM in the lab with White Men Named John."