#GAReads | The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes

 
Regina Flannery Herzfeld (1904-2004), one of the first women anthropologists in the United States. Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution from United States [ no restrictions ],  via Wikimedia Commons

Regina Flannery Herzfeld (1904-2004), one of the first women anthropologists in the United States. Photo credit: Smithsonian Institution from United States [no restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons

 

The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes”:

Over the past few years, a team of students led by Emilia Huerta-Sánchez from Brown University and Rori Rohlfs from San Francisco State University has been searching through two decades’ worth of acknowledgments in genetics papers and discovering women who were never given the credit that would be expected for today’s researchers. They identified dozens of female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions. Some were repeatedly thanked in the acknowledgments of several papers, but were never recognized as authors. They became literal footnotes in scientific history, despite helping make that history.

Read Ed Yong’s full article at The Atlantic here…