What is it like to study and work in a field where you yourself represent a minority?
The panelists consider what it is like to study and work as a researcher in a field where they represent a minority based on their gender or sexual orientation. Personal experiences in space physics, computer science, theology, early childhood education and food research are discussed in this panel with young research scientists and students in master programs. Which positive coping strategies have they found and what inspires them in their chosen field?
- Chairperson: Docent Maaria Linko (University of Helsinki).
- Panelists: Postdoctoral Researcher in Particle Physics and Astrophysics Eleanna Asvestari, Master of Theology and Master’s Student in Early Childhood Pedagogy Dani Lahtinen, student in Computer Science Kaneli Kalliokoski and researcher in Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health Sulo Roukka