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Londa Schiebinger

Born 1952 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Former Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University in California, Schiebinger was also research co-director for the television documentary film Too Long a Sacrifice on life and politics in rural Northern Ireland, for Central Television and the British Film Institute which aired on Britain's channel 4 in Nov. 1984. Currently Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, Department of History, at Stanford.

Historian of women in science, she is best known for her book The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science which was translated into Japanese, German, Chinese, and Portuguese.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Columbus, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; Women's Studies and History of Science; Feminist Theory


Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, 1974, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree in History, 1977, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D., 1984, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science
Professor of History and Women's Studies
Assistant Professor
Founding Director, Women in Sciences and Engineering Institute, Pennsylvania State University

Places Worked

Pennsylvania State University
Georg-August-Universitat, Gottingen, GERMANY (1995)
Princeton University (History Department, 1992-93)
University of Georgia (History Department, 1987-88)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Fulbright-Hayes Graduate Scholar in Germany, 1980-81
Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship, Paris, Summer 1982
Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1983-84
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, 1985-1986
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 1991-92
National Science Foundation Award, 1991-1993
Founding Director, Women in Sciences and Engineering Institute, Pennsylvania State University, 1994
1994 History of Women in Science Prize, History of Science Society for, Why Mammals are Called Mammals
1995 Ludwik Fleck Book Prize, Society for Social Studies of Science for Nature's Body


The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science. 1989.
Nature's Body: Gender in the Making of Modern Science. 1993.
Women in the Origins of Modern Science: The Clash of Cultures. 1993.
Has Feminism Changed Science. 1999.
Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World. 2004.
Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance. with Robert Proctor, 2008.
Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering. edited by Londa Schiebinger, 2008.
Women and Gender in Science and Technology. 2014.
Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. 2017.

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