Alicja Zawistowska is an adjunct in the Department of Sociology at University of Białystok, Poland. Her research addresses social and educational stratification with special focus on topics related to the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In her work she focuses on the cognitive and noncognitive factors that affect female interests in  math-oriented majors at different levels of education. Her recent works appeared in Sex roles, and Intelligence.