Mathias Wullum Nielsen

Mathias Wullum Nielsen

Associate Professor

My research interests fall within the sociology science, including issues of social stratification and gender diversity in science. I am currently leading two research projects on social stratification in science funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Carlsberg Foundation. My research has been featured in international news outlets such as the New Yorker, Science Magazine, Forbes, Scientific American, Times Higher Education, Nature Careers, and World Economic Forum.

I teach courses in 'Knowledge, Organisation and Politics' (BA-level) and 'Advanced Knowledge, Organisation and Politics' (MA-level).

CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ew56v63UW9-ctEVI9yyezvSXbHYeiDJG/view?usp=sharing

Current projects:

  • 3-year research grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark (2020-2023) (DKK 2.859.891). PI. Title:  Knowledge Hierarchies and Gender Stratification in the Social Sciences
  • 3-year “Young Researcher fellowship” from the Carlsberg Foundation (2020-2023) (DKK 4.496.574). PI. Title: Quantifying institutional and country-related Matthew effects in science.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Global citation inequality is on the rise

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum & Andersen, J. P., 16 Feb 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). 118, 17, e2012208118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Lack of consideration of sex and gender in COVID-19 clinical studies

    Brady, E., Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Andersen, J. P. & Oertelt-Prigione, S., Dec 2021, In: Nature Communications. 12, 1, 4015.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    One and a half million medical papers reveal a link between author gender and attention to gender and sex analysis

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Andersen, J. P., Schiebinger, L. & Schneider, J. W., 1 Nov 2017, In: Nature Human Behaviour. 1, 11, p. 791-796 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Making gender diversity work for scientific discovery and innovation

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Bloch, C. W. & Schiebinger, L., 1 Oct 2018, In: Nature Human Behaviour. 2, 10, p. 726-734 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Gender diversity leads to better science

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Alegria, S., Börjeson, L., Etzkowitz, H., Falk-Krzesinski, H. J., Joshi, A., Leahey, E., Smith-Doerr, L., Woolley, A. W. & Schiebinger, L., 21 Feb 2017, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 8, p. 1740-1742 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateResearchpeer-review

  6. Gender diversity in the management field: Does it matter for research outcomes?

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum & Börjeson, L., Sep 2019, In: Research Policy. 48, 7, p. 1617-1632 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Diversifying history: A large-scale analysis of changes in researcher demographics and scholarly agendas

    Risi, S., Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Kerr, E., Brady, E., Kim, L., McFarland, D. A., Jurafsky, D., Zou, J. & Schiebinger, L., Jan 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17, 1, 17 p., e0262027.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Meta-Research: Weak evidence of country- and institution-related status bias in the peer review of abstracts

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Baker, C. F., Brady, E., Petersen, M. B. & Andersen, J. P., 18 Mar 2021, In: eLife. 10, p. e64561

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    Author-level data confirm the widening gender gap in publishing rates during COVID-19

    Madsen, E. B., Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Bjornholm, J., Jagsi, R. & Andersen, J. P., 16 Mar 2022, In: eLife. 2022, 11, 15 p., e76559.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Selected prizes

  1. KRAKA-PRISEN

    Nielsen, Mathias Wullum (Recipient), 28 Apr 2017

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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