Williams and Ceci 2015 study:
Commentary and Media Coverage
"National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track"
This page provides links to multiple responses to the article, "National hiring experiments reveal 2:1 faculty preference for women on STEM tenure track" published by Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 112, No. 17, pp 5360-5365.
Because Williams and Ceci's article presents findings that run counter to a vast body of research documenting gender bias favoring male applicants for positions typically or historically held by men, several scholars have commented on the study to discuss whether Williams and Ceci's claim that "efforts to combat formerly widespread sexism in hiring appear to have succeeded" is accurate, or whether issues in the design of Williams and Ceci's study account for their findings.
- Scott Alexander, "Trouble Walking Down the Hallway"
- Michael Brownstein, Feminist Philosophers "On Williams and Ceci"
- Helen De Cruz, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science "Assessing Inductive Risk in the Williams and Ceci Studies"
- Joanna Korman and Stephanie Goodwin, The Inquisitive Mind "Gender Equity in Science: Achievement Unlocked?"
- Chad Orzel, Uncertain Principles "Yet More Academic Hiring: 2:1 Bias in Favor of Women?"
- Joan C. Williams and Jessi L. Smith, "The Myth that Academic Science Isn't Biased Against Women" The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 8, 2015.
- Zuleyka Zevallos, Other Sociologist "The Myth About Women in Science? Bias in the Study of Gender Inequality in STEM"
- Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci, "The myth about women in science," CNN, April 13, 2015
- Allie Bidwell, "Report: Faculty prefer women for tenure-track STEM positions," US News & World Report, April 13, 2015
- Coleen Flaherty, "Advantage Women," Inside Higher Ed, April 14, 2015
- Rachel Bernstein, Women best men in study of tenure-track hiring," Science, April 17, 2015
- Lisa Grossman, "Claiming sexism in science is over is just wishful thinking," NewScientist, April 17, 2015
- Karen James, #StillaProblemII: Academic science is (still) sexist — Storify collection of tweets in response to the article
- Matthew R. Francis, "A Surpringly Welcome Atmosphere, Slate Magazine, April 20, 2015
- Beryl Lieff Benderly, "Women have a hiring advantage in the scientific stratosphere," Science Careers, April 29, 2015.