Apart from implementing 6 Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in 6 European Institutions, the GEARING ROLES project also builds on the premise that structural gender inequality is perpetuated by attitudes, beliefs, and practices that implicitly assign stereotyped roles to men and women in organizations, universities, and society at large. Our project delves deep into the sociology and psychology of gender roles to help us explain and challenge gendered career choices, the unequal representation of women and men in scientific careers, and the favored position of men in leadership and decision-making. (…)



This podcast is the opening episode of a series of disciplinary reflections in which we will invite guest speakers to reflect around the gender roles that operate in their academic discipline. (…)

In this podcast we discuss this issue with two outstanding experts: Prof. Enrique Zuazua and Prof. Marta Macho.

Marta Macho Stadler is a Spanish mathematician. She earned her Phd from Université Claude Bernard in Lyon. She is a professor of Geometry and Topology at the University of the Basque Country and a specialist in Geometric Theory of Foliations and non-commutative Geometry. She is also the editor of the MUJERES CON CIENCIA digital space of the Chair of Scientific Culture for which she has received several awards, including the 2016 Emakunde Equality Award.

Enrique Zuazua Iriondo holds a Chair in Applied Analysis – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at FAU- Friedrich–Alexander University, Erlangen–Nürnberg (Germany). He is the Director of CCM – Chair of Computational Mathematics at Deusto Foundation, University of Deusto in Bilbao in the Basque Country in Spain, where he leads the “DyCon: Dynamic Control” funded by the ERC – European Research Council. He has been a Professor of Applied Mathematics of the Department of Mathematics at UAM – Autonomous University since 2001.

His fields of expertise include Applied Mathematics cover topics related with Partial Differential Equations, Systems Control. He has collaborated in different industrial sectors such as the optimal shape design in aeronautics and the management of electrical and water distribution networks.