Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Jul 11, 2018

Welcome to Episode 13, where I’m talking with NILANJANA DASGUPTA  about how young women interested in STEM disciplines can benefit from women teachers and mentors. We also talk about Nilanjana’s fascinating family history that for generations has combined science and social activism.
Nilanjana is Professor of...

Jul 2, 2018

Hi Everyone!

My conversation with NILANJANA DASGUPTA—Episode 13—is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready yet. In this preview we talk about the origin of Dr. Dasgupta's work on the factors that encourage (or discourage) women from participating in the STEM professions. 

We'll talk more about this important work in...

Jun 11, 2018

In this special episode of Circle of Willis I talk with five developmental scientists about what may be happening to the children who are currently being separated from their parents as part of a policy to deter immigration and asylum seekers at the southern border to the United States. We discuss what happens to the...

Apr 19, 2018

Welcome to Episode 12, where JAY VAN BAVEL and I discuss the effect of moralizing language on political debates, how scientists--how we all--use social media to settle disputes, and how a kid from Fox Creek, Alberta manages to become a renowned social scientist at New York University. 
Jay is an Associate Professor...

Apr 9, 2018

Hi Everyone!

The JAY VAN BAVEL episode--Episode 12--is coming soon, but it isn't quite ready for release yet. In the meantime, here's a short clip from our conversation about what Jay discovered when he used data from Twitter to analyze the effect of what he calls "moralizing language."