Have you seen the campaign on Twitter – #LookLikeAProfessor? This is a campaign (based mainly in America) established by Sara B. Pritchard, Adeline Koh and Michelle Moravec to challenge the stereotype of University academics. They highlight cases where a ‘female professor was mistaken for an undergraduate (she was grading homework, not doing it), and a male teaching assistant was assumed to be the professor’. See ‘We Look Like Professors, Too‘ to read more.
Do we have this problem here? Should SAGES run our own campaign?
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