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Gender and Networks in Early-career Academic Advancement

Gendering in Research: Talk by Mathilde Cecchini and Ea Høg Utoft, AU

2019.08.06 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 29 Aug
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Abstract:

In 2018, Aarhus University funded five action and research projects as part of their so-called ‘Gender Bias in Research’ initiative. These projects were intended to provide input to AU’s next gender-equality action plan. This talk introduces the first completed steps of one of these projects focusing on gender dynamics in academic networks. We introduce the gender and networks literature which generally covers two streams; one (largely quantitative) which conceptualizes and operationalizes gender as a binary category focusing on career outcomes, and the other (largely qualitative) which conceptualizes gender as the process of gendering in the context of professional networks. Furthermore, we present the preliminary findings of our interview study of 20 AU early-career researchers which pertain to the importance of networks to career progression as well as how networks and networking are experienced by early-career researchers.

 

Speakers:

Mathilde Cecchini, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science
Ea Høg Utoft, PhD Student, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

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The Gendering in Research Network provides a platform for gender researchers and students at Aarhus University to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas. For further information about the Gendering in Research Network, please contact: Lea Skewes, IMC Theresa Ammann, IMC

The Gendering in Research Network provides a platform for gender researchers and students at Aarhus University to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas. For further information about the Gendering in Research Network, please contact:

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