Colloquia
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2019-01-18
NANDA REA
2019-02-01
JUSTIN WARK
2019-03-01
GERD LEUCHS
2019-05-03
DMITRY ABANIN
2019-06-07
ALEXANDER GAETA
2019-07-05
PETRA SCHWILLE
2019-09-06
ANDREW CLELAND

Gender Practices in Recruitment and Selection in Academia

MARIEKE VAN DEN BRINK
November 8th, 2019 MARIEKE VAN DEN BRINK Professor Gender & Diversity, Radboud Social and Cultural Research, Gender & Diversity Studies
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Marieke van den Brink is Professor of Gender & Diversity at the Institute for Social and Cultural Research at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her main research interests are gender and diversity in organisations, organisational learning and processes of power and resistance. She is an elected member of the prestigious Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her work has been published in a.o Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Gender, Work & Organization, Social Science & Medicine, Employee Relations. Abstract This presentation will discuss the findings of two studies on gender practices in recruitment and selection of early career researchers and full professors. I will unmask some persistent myths related to recruitment and selection which are often used to explain away the under-representation of women in (senior) academic positions. These myths are unmasked by revealing the various inequality practices tied in with professorial recruitment and selection, such as gatekeeping, informal networks and the construction of scientific excellence. This presentation challenges the view of an academic world where the allocation of rewards and resources is governed by the normative principles of transparency and meritocracy, and highlights the distance between the ideal ethos of science and the actuality of social interaction in daily working situations.


Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00. ICFO Auditorium