Called `Trimates,' Three Bold Women Shaped Their Field

  title={Called `Trimates,' Three Bold Women Shaped Their Field},
  author={Victor O. Morell},
  pages={420 - 425}
  • V. Morell
  • Published 16 April 1993
  • Education
  • Science
capacity for empathy was key to their findings. Melissa Remis, a doctoral candidate at Yale University, has just returned from a 3-year study of lowland gorillas in the Central African Republic, a study that involved some terrifying moments. Remis' aim was to "habituate" the gorillas to her presence, persuading them she was a nonthreatening creature, which would enable her to study their normal behavior patterns. But lowland gorillas don't accept strangers easily. The 400- 

A Feeling for the Organism? An Empirical Look at Gender and Research Choices of Animal Behaviorists

There has been a surge of interest in women in science over the past decade. Women scientific professionals have been sharing their stories and building stronger support networks. Concurrently, the

Encountering the Posthuman Animal: Revisiting Dian Fossey’s "Gorillas in the Mist"

Posthumanist theory has rendered possible the rereading of texts that have until now been subjected to more traditional humanist critiques. By opening new exegetical dimensions through which to

The Power and the Pleasure? A Research Agenda for “Making Gender Stick” to Engineers

This article seeks to open up a new avenue for feminist technology studies—gender-aware research on engineers and engineering practice—on the grounds that engineers are powerful symbols of the

Of Sodomy and Cannibalism: Dehumanisation, Embodiment and the Rhetorics of Same‐Sex and Cross‐Species Contagion

This article explores ideas of the ‘human’ in discourses surrounding the AIDS epidemic, from the 1980s to the present. It compares two sequential lines of thought: first, the notion of AIDS as the

Work Styles, Attitudes, and Productivity of Scientists in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A Comparison by Gender

With scientific research growing increasingly multidisciplinary in nature, team playing and communication skills have become critical in the achievement of scientific breakthroughs. This study adds

Science and the Successful Female: Why There Are So Many Women Primatologists

La forte proportion de femmes dans la recherche sur les primates peut s'expliquer par la jeunesse de la discipline, par l'attrait qu'exercent les sciences sociales et les sciences de la vie, par la


Concern over the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the natural sciences and engineering led to the research reported here. This project surveyed a stratified sample of 1,651 college

Future Directions for Women's Health

  • S. M. Pfafflin
  • Medicine, Education
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1994
As the papers presented in this volume amply demonstrate, many significant women’s health issues need further research, and such research needs often have not been addressed adequately by the medical

Beyond the double gender gap in science and agriculture: Is there space for feminist-inspired transformation within AWARD?

The existence of a structural gender gap in agriculture is commonly recognized. Solutions for overcoming this are often argued to bring about greater gender equality and increased agricultural