June 5, 7 pm
Eileen Trauth

Gender Diversity in the Global Information Economy


Eileen Trauth directs a research program whose goal is to explore sociocultural, institutional and individual factors that are both inhibiting and enhancing the participation of women in the global information economy. The focus of her research is to develop appropriate theory to understand the complex factors that lead to variation in exposure to, experience of, and response to gender barriers.

Eileen M. Trauth serves as Professor of Information Sciences and Technology and as Director of the Center for the Information Society at the Pennsylvania State University. Since 1989 Trauth investigates socio-cultural influences on gender in the IT profession. Being the editor of the “Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology” (2006) she is currently Fulbright Professor at the Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt.