Cultures of Brilliance and Academic Gender Gaps

This talk presents data suggesting that one factor in gender gaps may be academics’ beliefs about what is required for success in their disciplines—hard work and dedication or “raw brilliance”—and stereotypes about who is likely to possess those qualities.

The Speaker Series on Diversity aims to engage the Institute for Advanced Study community in discussions on social and cultural topics through an interdisciplinary lens. Invited speakers will share their research efforts, experiences, and perspectives, with a particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

The series is cosponsored by the Institute’s Committee on Diversity and Academic Affairs.

Date & Time

October 19, 2016 | 5:30pm


Dilworth Room


Sarah-Jane Leslie

Speaker Affiliation

Princeton University