Women and Non-binary Cognitive Modellers
Christina Bergmann and I have wanted to create a list of women and non-binary people in computational cognitive modelling for probably around 3-4 years now (she has written more on this on CogTales, Building a network of women and nonbinary cognitive modelers). It was tough when we first tried to do it: because it is not always clear who is a modeller just from looking at a scientific publication, as often being/self-identifying as a modeller is not exactly the same as being on the author list of a modelling paper; because Twitter lists, which were our first idea, sadly live and die by the single person who created them on Twitter; and because at the time neither her nor I really knew how to reach out to get such lists from others, broadening our horizons.
The other day — thanks to Nora Newcombe for making me think of this by asking about a related topic — I decided my Twitter account was probably a good place to ask the scientific community for the names of women and non-binary people in cognitive modelling. To my pleasant surprise, the tweet (below and here) managed to generate a larger amount of names in the replies than I alone could ever:
Hey, science tweeps! 🧠— Olivia Guest (@o_guest) April 19, 2018
I want names of women & non-binary cognitive modellers.
Tag them here or if they aren't on twitter post a link to academic websites. Pls RT so we've a good chance of finding many! ☺️
Hopefully, a website (dedicated to the list and joining it based off the spreadsheet) will be forthcoming — but I sadly cannot promise anything. Until then, please use the tweet (way more names at the present, so if you are looking for names, go there) and the spreadsheet (if you want to add names, go there, also below):
Finally, thank you everybody for all the names and support!