Carla Fehr investigates the social nature of scientific and technological research. Simply put, she argues that diversity promotes excellence. Diversity drives innovation, bolsters research, and strengthens the science and technology workforce. However, these benefits require workplace cultures that respect and support diverse practitioners. Carla explores how the values, practices, and structures that constitute workplace culture can help individuals and institutions flourish.
Carla holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo.
She is a Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies, a Co-Founder and Associate Director of the American Philosophical Association Committee on the Status of Women Site Visit Program, a Co-Founder and Co-Editor of Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, and a Research Fellow for the Consortium for Engendering Success in STEM.