Colloquium with Prof. Ulf Mellstrom, Director, Program on Gender and Technology, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; Professor, Gender Studies, Linkoping University; Editor, Nordic Journal for Masculinity Studies; and Chair, Swedish National Secretariat for Gender Research
Prof. Mellstrom is an anthropologist; for his UCLA talk he will be discussing the cultural and historical issues that shape the gendering of technologies and engineering in Malaysia. In Malaysian universities most faculty members in computer science are women. Prof. Mellstrom also has done fieldwork among Malaysian men working in machine shops and Swedish men in engineering firms. His research interests include globalization and higher education. Prof. Mellstrom will be spending November 2009 at the Stanford Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Colloquium.
Cost: Free and open to the public.