Equity-deserving groups (e.g., women, Indigenous Peoples) remain underrepresented in science. One way to raise awareness of such underrepresentation is to communicate to others about it using images based on real-world experiences and empirical research findings. This unique approach to communicating about science combines art and data to mobilize knowledge in accessible and interactive ways.
In collaboration with world-renowned photographer Hilary Gauld, Dr. Eden Hennessey designs portraits of girls and women in science and their allies to re-imagine what gender inequities in science 'look like.' Read more about this form of research as a science outreach method here. To date, Eden's photo-research exhibits have been shown around the globe from Canada's Trade Commission in London, England to Waterloo's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Dr. Eden Hennessey (she/her) is a Social Psychologist and Data-Driven Artist who researches equity, diversity, and inclusion in sciences and technology. Her passion for research connects to her work as Research and Programs Director of the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS) and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Data Specialist at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Image features Hilary Gauld, Vanessa Raponi, Eden Hennessey.