Inclusion Matters 2022: Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM

On  Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a presentation by Dr. Erin Cech, entitled Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM.

The presentation will cover how STEM cultures may reproduce inequality. The professional cultures of STEM, which give each discipline its particular “feel” and unite discipline members under a taken-for-granted system of meanings and values, are not benign.

The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by Q&A.

To register, click here (Services log-in required).

For questions, please contact Anahi Ruiz Beltran (


Erin A. Cech is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Associate Professor by courtesy in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Cech joined the University of Michigan in 2016. Before coming to UM, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University and was on faculty at Rice University. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Sociology from Montana State University.