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Jane L. Lehr

Jane Lehr

Professor and Chair Women & Gender Studies,
Ph.D. Science & Technology Studies and Women’s Studies

Areas of Interest

  • Science, Technology & Society
  • Intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality

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About Jane L. Lehr

Dr. Jane L. Lehr is Chair of Women's & Gender Studies and Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also Director of the Humanities and Science, Technology & Society Minors Programs and Faculty Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation (LSAMP) in STEM Program.

She previously served as elected co-chair of the Science & Technology Taskforce of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), and as a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Centre for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King's College, University of London.

Her graduate training is in Science & Technology Studies and Women's Studies at Virginia Tech and her teaching and research focus on the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, technology, and education. She teaches multiple courses in ES, including ES/WGS 350: Gender, Race, Culture, Science & Technology and ES/WGS 351: Gender, Race, Class, Nation -- Global Engineering, Technology & Development. 

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