WP6: Interactional patterns

The objective of WP6 is:

  • to minimize the negative effect of gendered interactional patterns:

  • a) 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 – will obtain a more equally distributed share of consideration and appreciation for their contribution.

  • b) in supervisory relationships by addressing the socialization of PhD students and by improving supervisory practices. In particularly to help women at the beginning of their careers, in a male dominated research environment, to find ways of surviving and competing.

This will advance women’s academic careers in two ways: 1) they will become more fully integrated in the community and therefore more motivated for an academic career and 2) the visibility of their specific value to the research community will be improved.


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