Fator F e Potência N

Science outreach / Digital Media, Youtube

Even though they are currently the majority in master’s and doctorate degrees, female researchers take longer to gain leadership roles and reach the top of their careers. They are also awarded the majority of grants in all CNPq categories but only reach ⅓ of the so-called Research Productivity grants (PQ), the most highly regarded among those granted by the funding agency. One of the still little debated causes of these asymmetries between men and women is the lack of legislation and institutional policies that consider a recurring event in women’s lives: motherhood. The minidoc “FATOR F”, produced by Gênero e Número magazine, presents the view of mothers and fathers on the obstacles of reconciling childcare and a scientific career and gives a voice to scholars on the subject to point out possible paths towards a more equitable scenario.

Faced with barriers to accessing academia, black women do not reach 3% of Brazil’s total number of professors. In this context, black Mathematics researchers and teachers struggle to stay and advance in their careers, while at the same time raising their voices against racial and gender inequality in research institutions. With data and reports from academics from different parts of the country, as well as voices from researchers from Africa and South America, “POTÊNCIA N” highlights the academic production of these women and brings their perspective on the lack of black references in academia and the importance of inclusive public policies, such as racial quotas.

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  • Topics
  • Black people
  • documentary
  • gender equality
  • maternity
  • mathematics
  • Women in Science