Short Biography



Angela B. Ginorio is associate professor in Women Studies, and adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington-Seattle. She teaches courses on "Women and/in Science," “Issues for ethnic minorities and women in science and engineering” and "Women and Violence.”


She developed and directed the Rural Girls in Science Program that operated out of the University of Washington from 1992-2006.   She just finished work as P.I. of the Sloan funded Interdisciplinary Social Science Approaches to the Participation of Ethnic Minorities in STEM. 


Her scholarship focuses on science studies focused on ethnic minorities and women in STEM, access issues in education for Latino/as and first-generation college students, and violence against women.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.




Brief Vita



Current Positions


1999-present                         Associate Professor – Women Studies

                                                Adjunct Associate Professor  - Psychology

                                                Adjunct Associate Professor - American Ethnic Studies


                                                Courses:  Women and/in Science, Issues for Ethnic Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering, Women and Violence


Principal Fields of Interest


Social studies of science, with a focus on access to, and experiences in science and engineering of under-represented groups (students and faculty of color, women, students from rural backgrounds, first-generation students).


Knowledge claims of victims


Psychosocial and educational issues for Latinas.


Grants and Awards - Recent or Relevant


Interdisciplinary Social Science Approaches to the Participation of Ethnic Minorities in STEM.  (Sara Díaz, co-P.I.).  Award from the Sloan Foundation, $23,592, October 2006 - September 2007.


Issues for Ethnic Minorities & Women in Science & Engineering: Lecture Series and Dissemination.  (Marjorie Olmstead, co-P.I.)  Award from the UW ADVANCE program, two quarters of R.A. support (Winter & Spring Quarters 2005).


Las Primeras/Los Primeros: College Bound Club of the Rural Girls in Science. Award from Alcoa Corporation, $31,000, October 2001 – June 2003.


Road to the future of the Rural Girls in Science Program.  Award from Alcoa Corporation, $20,000, July 2000 - June 2001.


Assessing our progress: Rural Girls in Science.  Award from Alcoa Corporation, $16,000, October 1999 – June 2000.


Rural Girls in Science and Computer Summer Camp.  Grant from Paul G. Allen Foundation, $10,000, October 2000 – May 2001. 


Rural Girls in Science and Computer Camp.  Grant from Microsoft’s Community Affairs, $20,000, June - December 1999.


Computer Support to Rural Girls in Science Project.  Grant from Microsoft’s Community Affairs, $35,000 plus thirty computers with all necessary software valued at $60,000+, July 1998 - June 1999. 


Ethnic Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering: Barriers and Solutions.  Grant from Arts and Sciences Exchange Program, $7660, July 1998 - June 1999.


Identification of Aspects of the Career-Development Processes of Working Graduates, Graduate Students, and Undergraduates, in Mathematics, Science and Engineering.   (Elaine Seymour, U of Colorado, co P-I.)  Grant from the Sloan Foundation to the University of Colorado-Boulder, $45,500 sub-contract to UW, March 1996 -  December 1997. 


Rural High School Girls and Science: Meeting the Challenge Through a Comprehensive Approach.  Grant from the National Science Foundation, $893,408, October 1994 - December 1997.    Supplemental for $18,909 granted April 1997.    This grant was augmented by a donation of $27,000 from Microsoft Corporation, and of $25,000 by other local foundations.


Women in Science Research Conference Follow-up.  Grant from the Sloan Foundation to the CURIES group, (University of Michigan, grantee), $3,000 sub-contract to UW, July 1995- June 1996.


Ethnic Minority High School Students in Mathematics and Science.  Grant from the Sloan Foundation to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, $3,000 sub-contract to UW, July 1994- January 1995.


Retrospective Study of Science and Engineering Majors at the University of Washington.  Grant from the Sloan Foundation, $9,489, February - September 1993.


Science Education at the College Level Lecture Series.  Grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education's Lecture Series, $5,000, June 1992- January 1993.


Summer Science Program for Rural High School Females (Nancy Cook, co-P.I.).  Grant from the Discuren Foundation, $119,265, January 1992 - December 1993



Publications - Recent or Relevant

(* peer reviewed, •author’s order is alphabetical)


Peer- Reviewed Journal Articles & Chapters in Edited Books


Ginorio, A. B., Lapayese, Y, & Vásquez, M. J. T (2007). Gender equity for Latina/os. Ch. 23 in S. Klein (General Editor) & B. Richardson, D. A. Grayson, L. H. Fox, C. Kramarae, D. S. Pollard, & C. A. Dwyer (Eds.)  Chapter 23 in Handbook on Achieving Gender Equity Through Education. (2nd ed.) (pp. Xx -xx).  New York City: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 


°Ginorio, A. B. (forthcoming). The situated and punctated participation of women in the information society: Ethno-race, class, and gender. Women in science and technology.  (Eds: Nancy Felipe Russo, Connie Chan, Mary Beth Kenkel, Cheryl Travis, & Melba Vásquez).  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.


*Ginorio, A. B., Fournier, J. & Frevert, K. (2003, February).  The Rural Girls in Science Program.  Educational Leadership, 61(8), 79-83.


Ginorio, A. B. & Olmstead, M. (2002).  Physics and women studies working together: Issues for ethnic minorities and women in science and engineering.  In Musil, Caryn McTighe (Ed.), Gender, science, and the undergraduate curriculum: Building two-way streets.  (Pp. 71-82).  Washington, D.C.: American Association of Colleges & Universities.


* Ginorio, A. B., Huston, M., Frevert, K. & Bierman, J. (2002).  Rural Girls in Science: From pipelines to affirming education.  Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 8, 305-325.  (Special issue: At the crossroads: women, science, and engineering)


Hollenshead, C. & Ginorio, A. B.  (2001).  Affirmative Action: Controversy and opportunity. In Balancing the equation:  Where are the women and girls in science, engineering, and technology. (pp. 52-55).  Available from NCRW, 11 Hanover Square – 20th Fl, New York, NY 10005.  Special report from the National Council for Research on Women.  (Invited)


*Ginorio, A. B., Marshall, T., & Breckenridge, L. (2000).  The feminist and the scientist: One and the same. Women’s Studies Quarterly, XXVIII (1 & 2), 271-295.


*Ginorio, A. B.  & Grignon, J.  (2000).   "The transition to and from high school of ethnic minority students."  In Campbell, Jr. G., Denes, R., & Morrison, C. (Eds.)  Access Denied:  Race, Ethnicity and the  Scientific Enterprise.  (pp. 151-173) NY:  Oxford Press.  (Invited)


*•Clewell, B. C. & Ginorio, A. B.  (1996).  Examining women's progress in the sciences from the perspective of diversity.  In Davis, C. C., Ginorio, A. B., Hollenshead, C. S., Lazarus, B., & Rayman, P.  (Eds.)  The Equity Equation: Fostering the Advancement of Women in the Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering  (pp. 163-231).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


•Davis, C. S., Ginorio, A. B., Hollenshead, C. S., Lazarus, B., & Rayman, P.  (Eds.) (1996).  The Equity Equation: Fostering the Participation of Women in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 


Ginorio, A. B. (1996).   A culture of meaningful community.  In Bridging the Gender Gap in Engineering and Science:  The Challenge of Institutional Transformation.  (pp. 28-32).  (Available from Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave.-WH 419, Pittsburgh, PA.  15213).  (invited)


*Ginorio, A. B.  (1995).  Warming the Climate for Women in Academic Science.   Washington, D.C.: Association of American Colleges and Universities.  (38 pages)



Lectures, Papers and Presentations


2006, June                      “Girls Do Science:  Increasing Achievement in High School.”  Paper in the plenary panel at “Why the difference?” Conference in The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN.


2005, April                     “Academic science: Still not warm enough for women and ethnic minorities” Psi Chi lecture at State University of New York - Fredonia, NY.


2005, Jan.                       “When N = 1-2: Justice, privacy and women of color in science and engineering.”  Women, Science & Technology Distinguished Lecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.


2004, Nov.                     “The importance of meaningful communities for ethnic minorities in science and engineering”, invited lecture at the Fall 2004 Speakers Series of the Latino Studies Program, Cornell University.


2004, Sept.                     Por la sombrita cuando el sol calienta: La práctica científica de la mujer en la universidad” (Walk in the Shade When the Sun Gets Hot: Women’s  Scientific Work in the University). ADVANCE Project, University of Puerto Rico -Humacao, Humacao, PR.


2004, May                      “Oral histories and interventions in science.”  Invited presenter in conference “Nurturing the next generation: Research on gender and science and engineering,” Henry Luce Foundation, New York, NY.


2004, Feb.                      “Twelve years of the Rural Girls in Science” Presentation as part of a panel on “Serving under-represented populations” at the Northwest Girl Collaborative Project Culminating Conference, Redmond, WA 


2002, March                  “Rural Girls in Science.”  Presentation at the NIMH Workshop on Research on the impact of socio-cultural factors on access and use of mental health services in rural populations.  Rockville, MD.


2003, May                      "Research on student ratings of STEM women faculty: Some consideration from social psychology” “ADVANCE Leadership Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle. WA.


2002, March                  “Faculty women of color in science and engineering” (with Evelynn Hammonds). Presentation to NSF’s program officers meeting.


2000, July                       ”¡, se puede!  Contexts of achievement for Latinas and other ethnic minorities in science and engineering.”  Keynote at the national training conference of the Center for Gender Equity and Carnegie-Mellon’s University’s Center for Technology, Denver, CO.


2000, August                Access issues to science and technology for diverse women.  Paper as part of the Presidential Mini-convention Symposium on “Diverse Perspectives and contributions of women to science and technology.”  American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.


2000, June                      “On being “The First”: Rural Girls in Science.  Paper at Symposia “NSF 50th Anniversary Celebration”, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.


2000, April                     *One size does not fit all: The case of women and ethnic minorities.  Paper in plenary panel “How do we know when we’ve achieved scientific literacy?  And who will decide?” at the AAC&U’s Rethinking Scientific Literacy in the Age of Diversity and Specialization Conference, Charleston, SC.




(* course I developed)


1999-present         *Women 485/Phsyics 428: Issues for Ethnic Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering


1994-present         *Women 427: Women and Violence

                                *Women 488: Women and/in Science 


2004, 2006              *Women 490: Feminist Understanding of Victims


1995, 2008              *Women 490: Issues for Women of Color in Academia


1997-2000               *Women 490: Gendered Technologies


2000                        *Women 590: Grant writing


2002-2006               Women 491, 492: Women Studies Thesis I and II



Consulting, Review, and Service Activities 


Member of the Research Advisory Council to the Franklin Institute’s (Philadelphia) “The impact of informal science on girls’ interest, engagement, and participation in science communities”, February 2005 - present.


Member, External Advisory Board, ADVANCE Project at the University of Puerto Rico - Humacao, January 2005 - 2007.


Committee of Visitors for the “Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program” at NSF, 22-23 May 2006.


Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Higher Education of the NSF sponsored “Building Engineering and Science Talent” Initiative, November 2001 – 2003.


Carnegie Technical Education of Carnegie Mellon University’s “Promoting diversity in web-based education of software developers” NSF grant, March 2000 – 2002.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “Shape of the Tech Stream” diversity project, Cambridge, MA; October 2000-January 2001.



Other Positions


1987-2000               Director, Northwest Center for Research on Women, University of Washington: Developed research initiatives and programs that foster and maintain scholarly excellence in gender-related research; supervised the staff that implements them.  Served as a resource to people concerned with these issues in and out of the academic community.   Research focus: Women and Ethnic Minorities in Science and Technology.  Received grants and gifts amounting to more than $1,000,000 to support special projects. 


1983-92                   Director, Women's Information Center, University of Washington: Administered and coordinated the programs of the Center, developed new programs and supervised the staff that implemented them.  Programs were aimed at the dissemination of information for and about women through classes and workshops, resources and referrals, conferences and events, and two publications.  In addition there was a re-entry program and an art gallery.  Generated funds through grants and other means to partially support the programs.


1981-82                   Counselor, Special Services Program, University of Washington: Group and individual counseling of economically disadvantaged students in the academic, vocational, professional, and personal areas.  Developed and implemented programs to address students’ needs.



February 2008