Boy Geniuses


Albert Einstein wax figure. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

Episode sources:

"Belief that some fields required 'brilliance' may keep women out." Science. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/01/belief-some-fields-require-brilliance-may-keep-women-out

"Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?" NPR. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/01/15/377517778/do-fictional-geniuses-hold-back-real-women

"Feminist Aesthetics: Creativity and Genius." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-aesthetics/#CreGen

"'Genius' metaphors colors perception of scientific discovery." Cornell Chronicle. http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/10/genius-metaphors-color-perceptions-scientific-discovery

The Invention of Art: A Cultural History.Larry Shiner. University of Chicago Press. 2003. https://books.google.com/books?id=PmyFwEnLf6wC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"The MacArthur Foundation Has a Long History of Recognizing Queer Geniuses." Queerty. https://www.queerty.com/the-macarthur-foundation-has-a-long-history-of-recognizing-queer-geniuses-20140917

"These Three Incredible Black Women Just Won MacArthur Genius Grants." For Harriet. http://shine.forharriet.com/2016/09/these-three-incredible-black-women-just.html

"Where Are All the Female Geniuses?" Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-are-all-the-female-geniuses/

"Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" Art News. http://www.artnews.com/2015/05/30/why-have-there-been-no-great-women-artists/

Academic insights:

"Expectations of brilliance underlie gender distributions across academic disciplines." Sarah-Jane Leslie et al. Science. January 2015. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/347/6219/262

Recommended listening:

"The Lady Vanishes." Revisionist History hosted by Malcolm Gladwell. http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/01-the-lady-vanishes