Salamanders, crickets and zebrafish: Bittu’s journey in science (and gender)

An evolutionary neuroscientist and a transman, Bittu R. takes us through his journey in science and the experience of being an activist and a scientist at the same time.
By and | Published on Jul 31, 2020

Note: It’s vital to realise that the narrative of gender-based discrimination in the sciences has been limited to cis-women in science. This post is part of a series of posts (we call this the ‘transgender persons in science mini-series’) that hopes to dismantle the invisibilisation that transgender persons in science go through.

The first in the series features Bittu R., an associate professor of biology and psychology at Ashoka University, Haryana. The conversation between Bittu and’s Sayantan Datta is brought to life by Upasana Agarwal’s illustrations.

Note: This piece is a part of Season 5 of sponsored by DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance.
About the author(s)
Sayantan Datta
Sayantan Datta

Sayantan (they/them) is a queer-trans science writer, journalist and communicator.

7 responses to "Salamanders, crickets and zebrafish: Bittu’s journey in science (and gender)"

    anon says:

    I love this!

    Sumathi Rao says:

    Great initiative!

    Hemant says:

    This is awesome

    Laasya says:

    Inspiring story, and great way to show it!

    Chantal Pouliot says:

    This is very well done. I’ll have my Master and PhD students read it in my epistemology course (Québec, Canada).

    Link exchange is nothing else however it is simply placing the other person’s weblog link on your page at suitable place and
    other person will also do similar in support of you.

    Dr sneha Rooh says:

    Pls someone give me the illustrator upsana Agarwals contact. Have a project on stories of survivors.

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