Roli Varma

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Professor

Carl Hatch Endowed Professor
Regents’ Lecturer

University of New Mexico

School of Public Administration MSC053100
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131, United States
Telephone: (505) 277-7756
Fax: (505) 277-2529

 


 

PRESENTATIONS

Invited (34)

  1. “Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers in U.S. Return Home in Reverse Brain Drain” (with Meghna Sabharwal) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, May 9, 2014.

  2. “U.S. Brain Drain: Reverse Migration of Indian Scientists and Engineers” (with Meghna Sabharwal) Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China, November 13, 2013.

  3. “Asian Immigrant Scientists and Engineers in US Workforce: Warm Future for Cold Climate” Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai, China, November 12, 2013.

  4. “Asian Immigrant Scientists and Engineers in US Workforce” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, November 7, 2013.

  5. “Should I Stay, Should I Leave? Reverse Migration of India-born Scientists and Engineers” (with Meghna Sabharwal) Indian Institute of Technology at Gandhi Nagar, Ahmedabad, India, September 18, 2013.

  6. "Women in Computer Science in USA and India" Broader Engagement Program, Super Computing 11, Seattle, WA, USA, November 12-16, 2011.
     
  7. "Women in Computing Education in the USA and India: A Western Problem or a Global One?" Max Planck Institute, Saarbrucken, Germany, June 28, 2011.
     
  8. "Women in ICT Education: A Western Problem or a Global One? Lessons from USA and India" Centre for Gender Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, June 16, 2011.
     
  9. "Recent Comparative Research on Technical Women in the U.S. and India" Speaker Series Sponsored by the National Committee on Women in Information Technology Workforce Alliance, Virtual Presentation, April 13, 2011.
     
  10. "Women in Computing in the United States and India" Broader Engagement Program, Super Computing 10, New Orleans, LA, USA, November 13-18, 2010.
     
  11. "Barriers on Women's Participation in International Collaborations in Social Sciences" International Workshop on International Collaborations, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA, June 2-4, 2010.
     
  12. "Computing Competency and Mathematics Self-Efficacy among Women in India" National Center for Women in Information Technology Annual Meeting, Intel Headquarters, Portland, OR, USA, May 18-21, 2010.
     
  13. "Computer Science: An Attractive Field for Women in India" New Mexico State University, Las Cruses, NM, USA, April 23, 2010.
     
  14. "Indian Immigrants in the High-Tech Sector in the United States" The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India, December 18, 2009.
     
  15. "The Global Status of Women in Technology" National Center for Women in Information Technology Annual Meeting, Google Headquarters, Mountain View, CA, USA, May 12-14, 2009.
     
  16. "Synergy between Mathematics and Computer Science" National Center for Women in Information Technology Bi-annual Meeting, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA, November 5-6, 2008.
     
  17. "The Supply of Foreign-Born Skilled Workers" Immigration Symposium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, October 14, 2008.
     
  18. "Indian Women in Information Technology" Department of Computer Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, July 17, 2008.
     
  19. "Cross-National Differences in Women's Participation in Computer Science Education in India and the United States" National Science Foundation's HRD Joint Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, June 16-18, 2008.
     
  20. "Aspirations of New Immigrants in the U.S. Workforce" National Conference of the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington DC, USA, November 1-2, 2007.
     
  21. "Cross-National Differences in Women's Participation in Computer Science Education in India and the United States" National Science Foundation's HRD Joint Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA, August 13-15, 2007.
     
  22. "The Silicon Ceiling" Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, August 30, 2006.
     
  23. "Cross-Ethnic Differences in Undergraduate Women's Preference for Information Technology" National Science Foundation's ITWF and ITR/EWF Principal Investigator Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA, April 2-4, 2006.
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  25. "Indian Diaspora" Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, New Delhi, India, January 3, 2006..
     
  26. "Cross-Ethnic Differences in Undergraduate Women's Preference for Information Technology" National Science Foundation's ITWF and ITR/EWF Principal Investigator Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 24-26, 2004.
     
  27. "The Images of Out Sourcing" The ACM Task Force on Job Migration, Chicago, IL, USA, October 7-8, 2004.
     
  28. "Asian Indian Diaspora" Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Kanpur, India, January 7, 2004.
     
  29. "Cross-Ethnic Differences in Undergraduate Women's Preference for Information Technology" National Science Foundation's ITWF and ITR/EWF Principal Investigator Conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA, October 26-28, 2003.
     
  30. "Why So Few Women in Information Technology?" National Science Foundation's ITWF/ITR Workforce Principal Investigator Conference, College Park, MD, USA, October 20-21, 2002.
     
  31. "Why So Few Women in Information Technology? A Comparative Study" Information Technology Work Force Research Principal Investigator Conference, Boulder, CO, USA, October14-16, 2001.
     
  32. "Asians in the U.S. Public Service: Diversity, Achievements, and Glass Ceiling" United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Managing Diversity in the Civil Service, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, USA, May 3-4, 2001.
     
  33. "Effects of Technology: A Comparative View" Workshop on People's Perceptions on Female Feticide in Uttar Pradesh, OXFAM-India, Lucknow, India, December 17, 2000.
     
  34. "Immigrants and Science in the United States" Workshop on Public Research Universities in the 21st Century, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, November 11-12, 1999.
     
  35. "Science, Technology and Society Curriculum at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute" Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, Bombay, India, December 8, 1996.

Contributed (60)

  1. “Dissecting Scientific Collaboration Motives of Indian Immigrant Faculty in the United States” (with Meghna Sabharwal), Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20–23, 2014.

  2. “Why They Decide to Stay? Indian Scientists and Engineers in the US Academia” (with Meghna Sabharwal), Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Albuquerque, USA, April 2–5, 2014.

  3. “International Collaboration: Challenges for Returned Indian Faculty from the United States” (with Meghna Sabharwal) Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), San Diego, October 9–13, 2013.

  4. "India-born Faculty Members in the United States: Successes and Challenges" (with Meghna Sabharwal) Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Denver, CO, USA, April 10-13, 2013.

  5. "Gender and Computing: A Case Study of Women in India" Joint Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (4S/EASST), Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-20, 2012.


  6. "Why One Leaves? A Theoretical Model Examining the Return of Academic Scientists and Engineers from the United States to India" (with Meghna Sabharwal) 9th IZA Annual Migration Meeting (AM 2), Bonn, Germany, June 3-4, 2012.

  7. "Pre-Colonial Indian Science and the Alien Myth" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Houston, TX, USA, April 11-14, 2012.

  8. "Qualitative Inquiry and Oddity of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, OH, USA, November 2-5, 2011.

  9. "Educating Women in Computer Science in India" (with Deepak Kapur) HELENA International Conference: Gender and Interdisciplinary Education for Engineers (GIEE), Paris, France, June 23-24, 2011.

  10. "International Mobility of Students from India to the United States" (with Deepak Kapur) Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, April 13-16, 2011.

  11. "Rethinking to Go to the U.S. for Higher Education and Work: A Case Study of Students from India" (with Deepak Kapur) Annual Conference of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Baltimore, MD, USA, March 11-15, 2011

  12. "Gender and Computing in India" (with Deepak Kapur) Joint Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science and Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (4S/JSSTS), Tokyo, Japan, August 25-29, 2010.
     
  13. "Transnational Migration and Entrepreneurialism: Indians in the U.S. Technology Sector" Annual Meeting of Western Social Sciences Association (WSSA), Reno, NV, USA, April 14-17, 2010.
     
  14. "Why I Chose Computer Science? Women in India" (with Joanne M. Cohoon) Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, CA, USA, August 6-9, 2009.
     
  15. "Women's Participation in Computing in the United States and India" Annual Conference of European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 1-4, 2009.
     
  16. "Entrepreneurialism among Indian Immigrant Scientists and Engineers" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Albuquerque, NM, USA, April 15-18, 2009.
     
  17. "Cross-National Differences in Women's Participation in Computer Science Education between India and the United States" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Denver, CO, USA, April 23-26, 2008.
     
  18. "Women in Computing: The Power of Geek?" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Montreal, Canada, October 11-13, 2007.
     
  19. "The Leaky Pipeline in Computing" Annual Conference of International Association for Science, Technology and Society (IASTS), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 1-3, 2007.
     
  20. "The Tenure System in Engineering" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Vancouver, Canada, November 2-4, 2006.
     
  21. "Challenges to Diversity: A Case Study of Asian Indian Scientists and Engineers" American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (ASEE), Chicago, IL, USA, June 18-21, 2006.
     
  22. "Perceptions and Experiences of Indian Professionals in the U.S. Workforce" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 19-22, 2006.
     
  23. "Academic Freedom and IRB in Social Science Research" Annual Conference of International Association for Science, Technology and Society (IASTS), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 2-4, 2006.
     
  24. "Browsing for Answers: Native American Women in Computing" (with Vanessa Galindo-Sanchez) Annual Conference of International Association for Science, Technology and Society (IASTS), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 2-4, 2006.
     
  25. "Common Rule for the Bio-Medical and Social Science Research: Problems with the IRB" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Pasadena, CA, USA, October 20-22, 2005.
     
  26. "Out of Mix: Native Americans in Information Technology" American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (ASEE), Portland, OR, USA, June 12-15, 2005.
     
  27. "Digital Divide: A Case Study of Native Americans" Annual Conference of International Association for Science, Technology and Society (IASTS), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 10-12, 2005.
     
  28. "Gender and Ethnic Differences in IT Education" Joint Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (4S/EASST), Paris, France, August 25-28, 2004.
     
  29. "The Tenure System and Engineering Institutions" American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (ASEE), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 20-23, 2004.
     
  30. "Asian Indians in Science and Engineering Workforce of the United States" Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, HI, USA, June 16-19, 2004.
     
  31. "Communication Climate and Satisfaction in the Computer Science Classroom" (with Marcella LaFever) Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN), Albuquerque, NM, USA, June 6-9, 2004.
     
  32. "Immigrants' Adaptation" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, April 21-24, 2004.
     
  33. "Computer Science and Computer Engineering Programs: Are They 'Minority-Friendly'?" Annual Conference of National Association for Science, Technology and Society (NASTS), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 19-21, 2004.
     
  34. "Facing Stereotypes: Images of Indian Scientists and Engineers in U.S." All India Sociological Conference, Udaipur, India, December 21-23, 2003.
     
  35. "Mobility of Asian Indian Scientists/Engineers between the United States and India" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Atlanta, GA, USA, October 15-18, 2003.
     
  36. "New Immigrants in the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce" Policy and Politics International Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom, July 24-26, 2003.
     
  37. "Retention of Minority Undergraduates in Information Technology" Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Nashville, TN, USA, June 22-25, 2003.
     
  38. "Women of Color in Information Technology" Annual Conference of National Association for Science, Technology and Society (NASTS), Baltimore, MD, USA, February 20-23, 2003.
     
  39. "Indian IT Professionals in Overseas Technopolies" All India Sociological Conference, Kanpur, India, December 18-20, 2002.
     
  40. " Countering the Model Minority Identity: Asian Immigrants in Science and Engineering in the United States" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Milwaukee, WI, USA, November 7-9, 2002.
     
  41. "Ethnicity and Gender in Information Technology" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Milwaukee, WI, USA, November 7-9, 2002.
     
  42. "Undergraduate Minorities in IT-Related Fields: Preliminary Findings from a Case Study in a Minority-Serving Institution" Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Montreal, Canada, June 24-27, 2002.
     
  43. "Asians Immigrants and Silicon Ceiling" An International Conference on Asian Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 10-12, 2002.
     
  44. "Asian Americans in the U.S. Labor Force: Success and Discrimination" Annual Meeting of Western Social Science Association (WSSA), Albuquerque, NM, USA, April 10-13, 2002.
     
  45. "Recommendations for Minority Recruitment in Information Technology" Annual Meeting of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Phoenix, AZ, USA, March 23-26, 2002.
     
  46. "Under-Representation of Women and Minorities in Information Technology" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cambridge, MA, USA, November 1-4, 2001.
     
  47. "Indian Scientists & Engineers: Values and Perceptions" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cambridge, MA, USA, November 1-4, 2001.
     
  48. "Bridging the Cultural Chasm: Improving Collaboration and Cooperation between the Computer and Social Sciences" (with Bruce Perlman) International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Stamford, CO, USA, July 6-7, 2001.
     
  49. "Barriers to Overcome: Women in Information Technology" Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Albuquerque, NM, USA, June 24-27, 2001.
     
  50. "Teaching Engineering Ethics" (with Bruce Perlman) Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Albuquerque, NM, USA, June 24-27, 2001.
     
  51. "New Immigrants in Academic Institutions" Annual Meeting of American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Newark, NJ, USA, March 10-13, 2001.
     
  52. "Pro-Choice and Sex Determination Technologies" Joint Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (4S/EASST), Vienna, Austria, September 26-28, 2000.
     
  53. "Need for Science, Technology, and Society Courses in Engineering" Annual Conference of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Gulf-Southwest Section, Las Cruces, NM, USA, April 5-8, 2000.
     
  54. "Whither People's Science Movements in India?" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), San Diego, CA, USA, October 28-31, 1999.
     
  55. "Women and People's Science Movements in India" International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), New Brunswick, NJ, USA, July 29-31, 1999.
     
  56. "Immigrant Scientists and the Ethno-Science" Joint Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science and Environmental Studies Association of Canada (4S/ESAC), Halifax, Canada, October 28-31, 1998.
     
  57. "Industrial Scientists: New Research Cultures" Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Tucson, AZ, USA, October 23-26, 1997.
     
  58. "Indian Women: Shaping Feminism" The Women We Have Become: A Women's Studies Conference, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, USA, March 23, 1996.
     
  59. "Proletarianization of Scientists?" International Symposium on When Science Becomes Culture, Montreal, Canada, April 10-13, 1994.
     
  60. "Immiseration of Scientists?" (with Richard Worthington) Annual Meeting of Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), West Lafayette, IN, USA, November 19-21, 1993.