Alice Rangel de Paiva Abreu
Sociologist Alice Abreu, Professor Emerita of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has published extensively on work and gender and, more recently, on gender and science. Since early 2000 her career has been closely linked to science, technology and innovation policy, holding important positions in Brazil and internationally.
Abreu was the vice President of CNPq, the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development, the Director of the Office of Education, Science and Technology of the Organization of American States, in Washington D.C., the Director of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council for Science. More recently, she was the Director of GenderInSITE, a global initiative aimed at promoting the role of women in science, innovation, technology and engineering.
Abreu is a member of several boards and advisory committees, especially in the area of equality policies in science and technology. She participated in the Academy's project on the Challenges for International Scientific Partnerships as a member of the Emerging Scientific Partners Working Group.
She has a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of São Paulo Brazil, and M.Sc. in Sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) of the University of London.