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Published on 2015-05-22 13:06
Pat O’Connor, Clare O’Hagan and Julia Brannen University of Limerick, Ireland, University of London Abstract In the Irish context and internationally a good deal of attention has been paid to the performance of masculinity among school students. However with a small number of notable exceptions, relatively little attention has been paid to masculinities in academic organisations. Drawing on a qualitative study in one university, this article proposes a tentative typology of...
Published on 2015-05-22 13:01
Pat O’Connor and Clare O’Hagan Department of Sociology and FESTA, University of Limerick, Ireland This article is concerned with the macro-cultural ideal or institutional myth of excellence as defined and used in the evaluation of academic staff as part of an institutional logic. Such logics ‘prescribe what constitutes legitimate behaviour and provide taken-for-granted conceptions of what goals are appropriate and what means are legitimate to achieve these goals’ as...
Published on 2015-01-06 13:43
The joint conference entitled "Science, gender and society: where do we stand? Gender perspectives in evolving science” was held in Trento, Italy, 12-14 November 2014. The conference was co-organized by the Italian association “Women and Science”, the University of Trento and FBK-FESTA. The conference has been held in Trento under the auspices of the Provincia Autonoma di Trento and the Department for Equal Opportunities of the Italian government. Learn more:...
Published on 2014-07-31 14:22
Making change happen: challenges in creating gendered organisational change.  FESTA workshop at the 4th European Gender Summit, Brussels, July, 2014.  
Published on 2014-07-31 13:42
One of FESTAs objectives is to improve meeting cultures. This means to minimize the negative effects of gendered interactional patterns by structuring formal and informal meetings in ways that are based on collaboration and negotiation rather than traditional academic positioning. This way, all interactants – and especially women, considering their relative disadvantageous present representation – will obtain a more equally distributed share of consideration and appreciation for...
Published on 2014-07-30 11:26
The present material gives a collected overview of the gender profile of the scientific personnel at the Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark based on the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. In two instances, data from 2013 have also been included. The material focuses on comparisons between men and women’s performance, representation and relative share across the span of five scientific career levels – PhD, post doc, assistant professor, associate professor and professor. The...
Published on 2014-07-29 12:46
Academic excellence seems to be a universal and gender neutral standard that is the base of the principle of meritocracy in science. However previous studies have already exposed this principle as myth and see in it a central mechanism how gender inequality is reproduced in academia. With this report FESTA wants to examine how academic excellence is constructed at the micro-level in the universities and research organizations – that is in appointment processes for professorships. The...

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