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Dr. Sandra Hanson – Recent Work

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

2009 “Perceptions of the Model Minority in Science: Insights from Vignettes.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association meetings.” San Francisco. August 2009.

2009 “Culture, Family and Science Achievement: The Perspective of Model Minority Students.” Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Association meetings (with Emily Ricke) Baltimore. March 2009

OTHER RECENT PRESENTATIONS (U.S.)

2010. Invited speaker. “Women in Sports.” For Catholic University “Dialogue on Demand” series celebrating Women’s History Month. March 3.

2010. Invited speaker. “Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education”. Keynote speaker for Women’s History Month. Fermilabs. Batavia, IL. March 10.

2009. Testified before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology subcommittee on Research and Science Education hearing on “Encouraging the Participation of Female Students in STEM Fields.” July 21, 2009.

2009. Invited speaker. “Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education.” U.S. Department of Education. September 14, 2009.

2009. Invited speaker. “Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education.” National Science Foundation. September 2, 2009.

2009. Invited speaker. “Swimming Against the Tide: African American Girls and Science Education.” National Academy of the Sciences/American Association for the Advancement of Science. April 2009.

BOOKS

The American Dream in the 21st Century. Contract with Temple University Press. Forthcoming.

Swimming Against the Tide: Minority Women in Science. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.

PUBLICATIONS

Hanson, Sandra L. and John Zogby. “The Polls-Trends: Attitudes About the American Dream”. Public Opinion Quarterly. Advance Access online (doc10.1093/poq/nfq010) (2010).

Hanson, Sandra L. and Fang Fang. “Race, Sex and Job Satisfaction in Science Occupations: A focus on Asian Americans.” Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering 15 (4): 357-377 (2009).

Hanson, Sandra L. and Yu Meng. “Science Gains and Degrees Among Asian-American Students: Influence of Race and Sex” in Annuals of Research for Engineering Education. Spring/Summer 2009 (www.areeonline.org).

FUNDED RESEARCH

Principal Investigator: “Gender, Race and Science: Asian American Women as Model Minority?” National Science Foundation. September 2006 - August 2010. (HRD: 0624493) $255,649.