Amy Robertson

Professor Amy Robertson, a research associate professor at Seattle Pacific University, is the co-author of “Unveiling Privilege to Broaden Participation,” a study regarding male dominance in the field of physics. This study states, “White male privilege pervades the discipline of physics as well as the classrooms in which physics is taught and learned.” The study further explains, “Physics strongly values male-socialized traits such as independence, competition, and individual victories.” Overall, Robertson’s and her co-author’s goal is to “disrupt privilege” by dismissing these traits, denouncing that we need to be willing to open the space of what counts as physics.

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2018-07-16T09:51:22+00:00 October 11th, 2017|