Alice Abreu

Professor Emerita of Sociology
at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

ISC Fellow

Alice Rangel de Paiva Abreu, Professor Emerita of Sociology of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, had a long career as Professor of Sociology and a strong presence in the University structure and in her disciplinary organizations, publishing extensively on work and gender and on gender and science. Since 2000 her career has been closely linked to science, technology, and innovation policy.

She was Vice-President of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and Director of the Office of Education, Science and Technology of the OAS, and participated in global science collaboration, including as Director of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of ICSU and Director of GenderInSITE. She is active at the International Sociological Association, where she was member of the Executive Committee for two mandates and president of research committees.

She was advisor to the UNESCO SAGA project (STEM and Gender Advancement). Professor Abreu received many awards, both national and international. She is a member of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development and an International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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