V International Symposium Amonet

Gender Dimension in Science and Society


14-15 December 2017

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon - Portugal


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Plenary Speakers



ISCTE-IUL (Portugal)


Women in masculine professions. The price to pay for equality.


Full Professor of Social Psychology.

Lígia Amâncio holds a degree in Psychology and Educational Sciences from the University of Paris VIII and a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE (1989), where she turned aggregated in 1999. She has been a professor at ISCTE-IUL since 2002. Her research focused on processes of social construction of the masculine and feminine and their implications for gender discrimination, with particular emphasis on the integration of women into male professions. She has published, among other articles and books of the specialty, Masculine and feminine - the social construction of difference (1994, 3rd edition 2011). She was the organizer of the book Learning to be Man. Building Masculinities in 2004 and co-organizer, with Karin Wall, of the book Family and Gender in Portugal and Europe, in 2007. She was Chair of the Commission for Equality and Women's Rights from 1996 to 1998, member of the European Advisory Council for Research on 2001 to 2004 and Vice-President of the Foundation for Science and Technology from 2006 to 2012.




Université Paris Diderot  (France)


How international/national structuring mattered for Women promoting women at the Chicago World Fair (1893).


Full Professor of British History.

Myriam Boussahba-Bravard is Professor in British History at the Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7) in the British & American studies faculty. She lectures in 19th century British history, especially gender history to 2nd year to MA students. Half her PhD students’ research is in gender history. Her scholarly interests lie in the area of British and international feminism. She edited a volume, Suffrage Outside Suffragism. Women’s Vote in Britain, 1880-1914 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), as well as a special issue of the French journal, Genre & Histoire (2014), which she co-edited on the topic of women’s political writings. She was the historical consultant for a much remarked upon documentary, “Les suffragettes: ni paillassons ni prostituées” by Michèle Dominici, first issued on French TV in 2012. Recently, she has worked on the feminist congresses held alongside international exhibitions. Her recent publication, “L’autopromotion des femmes à la Foire internationale de Chicago (1893)”, Relations internationales 164 (Paris: PUF, 2016), examines how British and American female national delegations structured before the Fair and how this contributed to a women’s internationalism in the making. She has co-edited with Rebecca Rogers Women in International Exhibitions 1876-1937 (New York & London: Routledge, 2017). She has co-authored (with 11 colleagues) the groundbreaking L’Europe des femmes XVIII-XXIe siècle (Paris: Perrin, 2017) as a scholarly collaboration between the EHNE research project and Mnémosyne of which she has been a board member for 8 years, in charge of international development. It is as a representative of Mnémosyne that she has been re-elected on EPWS Executive Board (2017). She is also an Executive Board member of the Paris region Institut Emilie du Chatelet.



Eva Alterman BLAY

Universidade de S. Paulo (Brasil)


Equal opportunities for women in science: progress and constraints: A brazilian perspective


Full Professor of Sociology.

Eva Blay holds a degree (1959), a master's degree (1969) and a doctorate in sociology from the University of São Paulo (1973). She did postdoctoral studies at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, with support from FAPESP in 1995–1996. She created the first undergraduate and postgraduate course on "Women in the University of São Paulo@. She was the founder and President of the Center for Rural and Urban Studies (CERU) in the 1980s. She founded NEMGE, the Center for Women's Studies and Social Relations of Gender, of which she was Scientific Coordinator; was the first President of the State Council of the State of Paulo (1983–1985), Senator of the Republic between December 1992 and January 1995. She is currently a Senior Titular Professor at the University of São Paulo. Indicated to act as an Advisor Senior of the Rector together with the rectory of the University of São Paulo. Coordinates the USP WOMEN/ONU. She has published books and articles about urban issues, operative housing, women's political participation, violence against women, feminism and masculinities, and Jewish immigration. He is a member of several international and national scientific associations.



Ana Alexandre FERNANDES
Universidade de Lisboa


Health and health care from a gender perspective


Full Professor of Sociology.

Ana Fernandes holds a PhD in sociology, with specialization in demography. She is a Full professor at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lisbon since 2010 and a researcher at CICS.Nova/FCSH/UNL. She was Associate Professor at the National School of Public Health and later at the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at UNL. Demographic aging, health, migration and gender are the main areas of her research. She is the author of several publications, in national and international books and magazines. These include the following books: Velhice e Sociedade (1998), Questões demográficas (2008), Health and Migration in the European Union (editor in collaboration) (2009), Health and Health Care in Portugal. Does Gender Matter? (2010).



Isabel Capeloa GIL
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa


Leading the university… as a woman.




Maria da Graça GOMES
Ordem Maçónica Mista Internacional LE DROIT HUMAIN - O Direito Humano


Adelaide Cabete – A timeless visionary




Claudine HERMANN

EPWS (France)


The 2015 European Parliament Resolution on Women’s Careers in Science and Universities: impact assessment at the 2017 EPWS Lunch-Debate.

Claudine Hermann (born 1945) is Honorary Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, the most renowned French engineering school, where she was the first woman ever appointed Professor (1992). Since then, in parallel with her activities in physics, she has been studying the situation of women scientists in Western Europe and promoting science for girls, by papers and conferences. A co-founder and the first president of the French Femmes & Sciences (Women and Science) association, she is now its President of the European Platform of Women Scientists.
She is the author of 85 refereed papers in physics, of 40 papers in the field of promotion of science among young people and on the analysis of the situation of women in scientific and technical careers.



US Higher Education Consultant (USA)


Reflections on institutional transformation to advance women in STEM


Alice Hogan served as the inaugural Program Director of the ADVANCE Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). She was invited by the NSF Office of the Director to lead an effort to design, and then to implement, a new approach to addressing the under-representation of women in academic science and engineering careers, particularly at the senior ranks. This effort resulted in the creation of the ADVANCE Program. Hogan was asked to serve as the first Program Director of ADVANCE and served in that role from 2001–2007. Hogan received the NSF Director’s Award for Superior Accomplishment for work on the ADVANCE Program.

Following her retirement from the NSF in 2007, she served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, a not-for-profit support and fundraising office for development and establishment of the Asian University for Women, Bangladesh. Since 2008, she has worked as an independent higher education consultant who works with academic institutions on programs and policies to advance the participation of women in academic science and engineering.

She was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government's Women and Public Policy Program, and served as an Advisory Board member for the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education and for the Advisory Board for the AAUW research report, Girls in Science: Key Research Findings on Gender Equity in STEM.

Hogan is an invited member of the advisory board for several European projects on women in science supported by the EC, and is a member of the EC Expert Group on Structural Change. She is a member of the External Advisory Boards for the University of Maine and for the University of Cincinnati ADVANCE projects and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Women and Work at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Hogan was recently appointed to the Workforce and Diversity Committee of AURA, and serves as an international advisor to the EC funded TRIGGER project.




Maastricht University (The Netherlands)


Gender medicine or integration of sex and gender analysis in research: The way to innovation and excellence


Associate Professor of Gender Medicine.

Ineke Klinge chairs the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Gender at the European Commission. In 2015 she was visiting professor at the Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM) at Charité, Berlin. She has a background in biomedical sciences and gender research. As associate professor of Gender Medicine at Maastricht University (1998-2014) her work focused on innovation of methodologies for biomedical and health research. Since 2000 she has coordinated many EU projects of which the most recent one was the Gendered Innovations project together with Londa Schiebinger from Stanford University. This project developed methods of sex and gender analysis for basic and applied research. With Claudia Wiesemann she published the book Sex and Gender in Biomedicine. Theories, Methodologies , Results (University press Göttingen, 2010). She is currently involved in EU projects as f.e. EUGenMed, GenCad, TRIGGER, LIBRA, Gedii and serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Gender and Health (Canada, until 2016) and the European Institute for Women’s’ Health (EIWH). She is a member of the Dutch Alliance for Gender & Health that developed a research programme focusing on integration of sex and gender analysis in health research and -care. This programme received a 4-years funding from the Dutch Ministry of Health in 2016 and she is a member of the programme committee. In October 2017 the Alliance for Gender & Health was transformed into the Dutch Society for Gender & Health of which she is the president.


Universidade NOVA de Lisboa


A brief history of AMONET - the young Portuguese Association of Women in Science


Ana Maria Lobo was Professor of Chemistry at FCT/UNL and its ‘Decana’ (Dean, the full professor with the higher number of years in office) until November 2015, and since then has just been doing research in the University. Her research domain lies in the area of Organic Chemistry, namely in the synthesis and structural elucidation of natural molecules of practical importance and biochemical mechanisms such as chemical carcinogenesis. More recently she has extended her interests to devising ways to teach chemistry to blind students.

After completion of her PhD in Chemistry (Imperial College, University of London 1972), she joined the then recently created Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in 1974 and became full professor in 1979. There she started a school of organic chemistry which has since spread to other universities and institutes in Portugal. Elected President of the Scientific Council of the Faculty in 1996, she chaired the Council until 1999. She has also served in several editorial boards of scientific journals, in research evaluation committees and lectured extensively in Portugal and abroad. She was cofounder and first Director of the Bulletin of the Portuguese Chemical Society (1978–1981), and President of its Organic Chemistry Division (2005–2007). She was also active in patent litigation cases in Portuguese courts.

A founding member of AMONET in 2004, Ana Maria Lobo served as its first President from 2005–2007, and has since helped to raise awareness in relation with women scientists issues, including empowerment in research decisions. She has also helped youngsters in getting access to science by preparing texts and conferences where science in general and chemistry in particular are presented. Since 2007 she has been acting as Vice-President of AMONET and also as a member of the Board of Administration of EPWS.

She has authored more than 130 publications, several patents and supervised more than 30 PhD students, in collaboration with her colleague and husband Sundaresan Prabhakar. Two research laboratories of the university were recently given their respective names.



Angela MAAS
Radboued University Medical Centre (The Netherlands)


Sex and gender differences in coronary heart disease (GENCAD)


Angela Maas, MD, PhD is a clinical cardiologist since 30 years and has developed a main interest in heart disease in women over the past decennia. She followed training programs in de VS and Canada and established the first outpatient clinic for women in the Netherlands in 2003. She focuses on the early identification of females at increased CV risk and symptom evaluation in women at middle-age. She has initiated several multicenter collaborative projects with other disciplines (gynecologists, oncologists, vascular imaging, epidemiologists, primary care, etc) to improve healthy ageing in women. She was key stakeholder of the FP7 funded EU project on European Gender Medicine and Gender Research in the biomedical field (EUGENMED.eu). She has received several awards such as by the Dutch Society of female physicians (2010), the Radboud University (2014) and was knighted by the king as Officer of Oranje Nassau in 2017. She is currently one of the most influential female doctors in Dutch healthcare.



Maria do Mar PEREIRA
Warwick University (UK)


Gender in the “Excellent” University: Negotiating old and new sexisms


Associate Professor of Sociology of Gender.

She is the Deputy Director of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, and an associate researcher in CEMRI - Universidade Aberta and CIEG – University of Lisbon. Her first book – Doing Gender in the Playground: the Negotiation of Gender and Sexuality in Schools – was published in 2012 and received the ICQI Award for Best Qualitative Book in Spanish or Portuguese (2010–2014). Her second book – Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia – was published in 2017 by Routledge. Her work has also appeared in several journals, including Feminist Theory, Sociology, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and ex aequo. She is an Editor of the journal Feminist Theory, and a proud member of AMONET.


Maria Fernanda ROLLO
Ministry of Science,Technology and Higher Education (Portugal)


Building a supportive environment for women in science: A more diverse scientific ecosystem can change the world


Associate Professor of History.

Maria Fernanda Rolllo has a PhD and an Aggregation in Contemporary History by the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (FCSH) from Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is a Researcher and President of the Institute of Contemporary History of FCSH (until November 2015) and was coordinator of the Pedro Hispano Program - Doctoral Studies in Social and Human Sciences of the same faculty. She is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Gulbenkian Program of Portuguese Language and Culture of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She coordinated research projects and has several texts published in the fields of history of Portugal in the twentieth century, history of economics and society in contemporary Portugal and history of innovation and organization of science in Portugal.


Stanford University (USA)


Gendered innovations in science, health & medicine


The John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science.

She currently directs the Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment project. She is a leading international expert on gender in science and technology and has addressed the United Nations on the topic of “Gender, Science, and Technology.” She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize and Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work on Gendered Innovations harnesses the creative power of sex and gender analysis to enhance excellence and reproducibility in science and technology.



Invited Oral Communications


Maria do Céu SANTO







 Rosalia VARGAS