Women in Science Communication

  • Ana Delicado
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_354-1

Synonyms

Definition

Women in science communication refers to two interrelated phenomena: the participation of women scientists in science communication activities and the proportion of women within the community of science communication professionals.

Background

Women in science is a research topic that has spun a multitude of books and articles, as well as dedicated statistics and science policy measures and programs. Far less attention has been paid to women in science communication, though this is an area of increasing relevance. For the purpose of this entry, no distinction is made of science communication, outreach, public engagement, or popularization of science. Also, how women scientists are represented in science communication (for instance in films or exhibitions) will not be discussed.

Women Scientists in Science Communication

The results of studies concerning the participation of female...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal