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Date & Time
April 7, 2010 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fisher Conference Center, Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Housework Matters: A Panel Discussion on Housework Benefits


Whether you realize it or not, all that nagging housework can be eating into your job productivity and getting in the way of you getting ahead in your career - especially if you're a woman, says Londa Schiebinger, director of Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research. Published on January 19, 2010 in Academe, Schiebinger's study, entitled "Housework is an Academic Issue", shows academic scientists spend about 19 hours a week on basic household chores. The solution? Schiebinger urges universities and businesses to offer an employee benefit to pay for housework.

The aim of the panel is to bring together people who represent the key interests involved in this debate: Human Resources, scientists, and the house cleaning industry. Schiebinger will present her research on housework, and then moderate the panel.


    • John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science, School of Humanities and Sciences
    • Director, EU/US Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, and Engineering Project
    • The Barbara D. Finberg Director, 2004 - 2010
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2012-13
    • Faculty Reaserch Fellow, 2017-18
    Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science in the History Department at Stanford University, and joined Stanford's Clayman Institute for Gender Research in April of 2004 as the Barbara D. Finberg Director. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.   Professor Schiebinger's research has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine...