Eden Hennessey, Ph.D.

Eden’s dissertation work examined the costs of confronting sexism in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Her photo-research exhibits (#DistractinglySexist & #DistractinglyHonest) are internationally recognized, and present her dissertation work using a unique and thought-provoking visual medium. Eden continues to be inspired by her work with the Laurier Centre for Women in Science (WinS); a research centre that builds a strong community for women in science through research, communication, and action.Eden Hennessey’s dissertation research, supervised by Dr. Mindi Foster, is focused on  how confronting sexism in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) affects women in STEM.

  1. This work shows that, for women in STEM, confronting in disciplines OTHER THAN STEM is easier than having to do so in their own discipline


2. This photo exhibit documents the challenges women in STEM have faced: distractinglysexist-lookbook-copyright

3. This photo exhibit documents the challenges of confronting sexism in STEM:distractinglyhonest-lookbook-copyright

       4. This paper shows how Eden’s photo-exhibit has impacted women in STEM: Picture This

Contact Eden for more information:henn8280@mylaurier.ca

Contact: mfoster@wlu.ca