(English version only)
Feminist Literature for Computer Scientists
We started a list of literature that treats feminist topics with regards to computer science. This includes anything about important women in the field, sexism arising in particular in this area, industry related or research related. A dynamic version of this list, where you can add entries and comments, can be found here.
So far, we were able to collect the following reading recommandations.
IRISA bought some of the books and we propose the possibility to loan them to you if you are interested.
More information can be found below.
Furthermore, there is a reading circle organized by young researches open to PhD students and Postdocs
to read books on this topic and discuss them together.
For more information, see the separate page here.
Literature (targeting Computer Science)
|Cracking the Digital Ceiling||Carol Frieze, Jeria L. Quesenberry||English||Scientific book||Yes|
|Invisible Women||Caroline Criado Perez||English||Scientific book||Yes|
|The Friendship Code #1||Stacia Deutsch||English||Children book||Yes|
|Gender, Ethics and Information Technology||Alison Adam||English||Scientific book|
|L’enjeu de mixité dans l’orientation vers les métiers du numérique||Florence Thiault, Laure Bolka-Tabary||French||Scientific paper||link|
|Les oubliées du numérique||Isabelle Collet||French||Essay||yes|
|Unlocking the clubhouse – Women in computing||Jane Margolis, Allan Fischer||English||Essay||Yes|
|How Computer Science at CMU Is Attracting and Retaining Women||Carol Frieze, Jeria L. Quesenberry||English||Scientific paper||link|
|The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club||Eileen Pollack||English||Book||Yes|
|Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level||Thara Wheeler||English||Book||Yes|
|Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley||Emily Chang||English||Book||Borrowed|
|Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet||Claire L. Evans||English||Book||Yes|
|Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age||Kurt. W. Beyer||English||Book||Yes|
|The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer||Sydney Padua||English||Comic||Yes|
|A Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Sciences : How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?||Guillopé, Colette and Roy, Marie-Françoise||English||Book||link|
|Code Girls||Liza Mundy||English||Book||Yes|
|Recoding Gender: Women’s Changing Participation in Computing||Janet Abbate||English||Book||Borrowed|
|Femme à bord||REPTILIAN||French||Comic||link|
|Deux en une||Kat-chan||French||Comic||link|
|Plafond de verre||Emilie TOSELLO||French||Comic||link|
|The Matilda Effect||Ellie Irving||English (available in French)||Children book||Yes|
|La ligue des super féministes||Mirion Malle||French (available in English)||Children book|
|La princesse et le dragon||Robert Munsch||French||Children book|
|The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars||Dava Sobel||English||Book||Yes|
|Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race||Margot Lee Shetterly||English||Book||Yes|
|The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science||Julie des Jardins||English||Book||Yes|
|Gallagher Girls book series (saga Gallagher Academy)||Ally Carter||English (available in French)||Children book|
|Persefone book series (saga Expérience Noa Torson)||Michelle Gagnon||English (available in French)||Children book|
|Gamer (série)||Pierre-Yves Villeneuve||French (Canadian)||Book|
|Philosophy of Science after Feminism||Janet A. Kourany||English||Book||Yes|
|On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional life||Sara Ahmed||English||Essay||Yes|
|Sexism at the Centre: Locating the Problem of Sexual Harassment||Leila Whitley, Tiffany Page||English||Scientific paper||link|
|The Future of Science Is Female: The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century||Zara Stone||English||Book||Yes|
- Scientific paper
- Scientific book
- Children book
How to borrow a book?
We offer the possiblity to borrow the books that we have at IRISA.
If you are interested in any of the books whose availibility is marked with ‘yes’, please contact us by e-mail.
If you are interested in a book that is currently marked with ‘borrowed’, you can write us as well and you will be put on a waiting list.
We don’t give you a deadline for giving the book back, but we ask you to hand it back as soon as you finished reading it, so that other people can enjoy this book as well.
Last modification: 05 May 2021