Wikipedia Project on Jews and Gender

Last semester, students in Dr. Melissa Weininger’s class, “Sex and Gender in Modern Jewish Culture,” researched and wrote Wikipedia entries on topics related to Jewish women and gender in Jewish culture. The vast majority of Wikipedia entries are written and edited by men, and most biographical entries on Wikipedia are about men, so the project worked to correct gender imbalances on the site. It also introduced students to the process behind sourcing and publishing the kind of information they find on the internet. At the end of the semester, students were thrilled to google their entries and find their own writing published on the internet.

For a full report on the project, see this article in Rice News.

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