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Minority Taxation – a Tool for Understanding the Maintenance of Structural Inequality in Danish Academia

Gendering in Research talk by Tess Skadegård Thorsen, Aalborg University

2020.06.29 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 24 Sep
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Abstract

Denmark has a strong tradition for doing critical analyses of the gendered inequalities of Danish academia – a critique that is particularly critical of gendered hiring practices. As such, Danish gender research has long grappled with the meta-scientific theories of positionality we recognize from e.g. Donna Haraway and Eve Sedgwick. However studies have yet to be conducted of the implicit and indirect inequalities that occur in the academic day-to-day experiences of researchers who are minoritized in more ways than their gender. Taking its point of departure in autoethnographic vignettes created during 3 years as a research-employee (PhD Fellow) as well as 7 years of teaching and supervising at 3 Danish universities, this article argues that Minority Taxation, a proposed Danish derivative of the US term Cultural Taxation (Padilla 1994), is a useful analytical tool for understanding the everyday experiences of structural inequalities in Danish academia. Minority Taxation covers both the concrete and affective extra-work minoritized academics are ‘taxed with’ performing due to structural inequalities. Deeming this form of work a tax aids in making more palpable the inequalities that can often seem hard to understand, quantify or negotiate.

  

Read more about Tess Sophie Skadegård Thorsen work here:

 

https://www.tessskadegardthorsen.com/

Article can be found here:

 

https://tidsskrift.dk/KKF/article/view/116115

  

About the speaker:

 

Tess Sophie Skadegård Thorsen is a doctoral candidate of media, race, gender, and representation at the Department of Politics and Society, at Aalborg University, Denmark. Thorsen’s research examines the practices of representation of various minoritized groups in the production of Danish film and in creative industries.

Tess Skadegård Thorsen, PhD Student
Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University

  

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