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Guest Lecture Sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology in Society

Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region Campus (Falls Church)

Alessandro Mongili

Computer Learning and the Gender Divide

Having studied the effects of a standardized program to learn computing in different groups of people, Dr. Mongili will examine the intricate web of computing, marginality, and negotiation in the field of computer education. His research examines both the normative narratives about women in computing as well as an analysis of the gendered lay expert. Gender socialization, learning modes, emotion, and degrees of identity embeddedness are some of the topics that will be covered.

Alessandro Mongili is President of STS Italia, the Italian Society for the Social Studies of Science and Professor of Sociology at the University of Cagliari. He is author of four books including, Women and Computers: Marginality and Integration in the Use of Digital Technologies (2006) (in Italian). Currently he is a Visiting Scholar in the STS program at Stanford University.
When: Thursday, May 29 at 7PM

Where: Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center, Room 217, 7054 Haycock Rd.,

Falls Church, Virginia.
Located next to the West Falls Church Metro with lots of parking.

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