Intersexionality, a key work for diversity?

Since we are children we have been taught what we are and we learn how to fit into a set of infinite boxes. Each of these boxes defines us and, at the same time, can be used to discriminate against us, in life and at work. Diversity exists and it could be an advantage for our society. As scientists we should understand how to take care of diversity and use it to improve our work and life quality. One of the main problems in the past has been that humankind tried to build a rank of "important differences" which led to discrimination, ending up discriminating among differences. In the last decade, gender studies' idea of intersectionality has become popular and this has affected the way by which many of us are now looking at EDI activities. 

In this talk I will provide some background on EDI, then, I will discuss success and failures of the EDI activities I have been part of to stimulate a discussion about the best way to improve our working environment.

25/06/2024 - 11:00
Dr. Eleonora Fiorellino
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico Capodimonte Napoli, Italy