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I wonder about studies of bias in academia, specifically about studies of how people respond to men's versus women's own appraisals of their own work.

Many studies have argued that people at large are more critical of women's claims in academia (or in business, but that is not my concern now) than of men's. I am looking for studies specifically on responses to self-evaluations.

  • This is a site on general issues in academia. What you look for is expertise in a specific field, in your case gender studies. The only direction you can expect here is : visit your library. – Maarten Buis Nov 5 '16 at 12:51
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    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying about Noether. That people thought she was simultaneously extremely modest and an annoying braggart? Meaning she suffers from Schroedinger's personality? – zibadawa timmy Nov 5 '16 at 13:16
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    From what I know of Noether, she didn't publicly say much about her own work, possibly due to the fact that for a large part of her career she wasn't even allowed to lecture under her own name. – astronat Nov 5 '16 at 13:19
  • Noether is probably not a good case to study this question. First, her most important contribution is probably the modern foundation of algebraic gemoetry, and at the time of her death many mathematicians would have seen this as too abstract to be useful. Second she was jewish, which changed the way many people reacted to her well before 1933. So you would have to separate antisemitism, failed understanding of her importance, and sexism, which appears pretty difficult. – Jan-Christoph Schlage-Puchta Nov 5 '16 at 21:35
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    Sometimes I think that we close all the interesting questions on this site. I have voted to reopen. – Pete L. Clark Nov 5 '16 at 23:34