The Inclusive Research Environment

February 24th, 2020 MARIEKE VAN DEN BRINK Professor Gender & Diversity, Radboud Social and Cultural Research, Gender & Diversity Studies

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 interest focuses on ways gender inequalities are produced and countered in organizations, especially academia. She was local principal investigator of the EU FP7 Garcia Project ’Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating Career Instability and Asymmetries’ ( This study focuses on the implementation of interventions in European Universities and research centers to counter the gendered effects of austerity, new managerialism and globalization. It shows how the economic recession is creating a turbulent environment for higher education systems which poses new gender equality challenges for universities and early career academics. Her work has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Gender, Work & Organization, and Social Science & Medicine. Marieke is member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Management and Associate Editor of Gender Work and Organization. She has been elected as member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Abstract Universities are increasingly establishing diversity initiatives and implementing programs with the goal of creating an inclusive environment. But what is an inclusive institute and what does it take to become more inclusive? Is it possible to be inclusive for everyone? And which dilemmas might arise when dealing with diversity in universities? In this talk, Prof. Marieke van den Brink will discuss these questions and point to changing number, institutions and knowledge, which might be a starting point for envisioning an inclusive university or research institue.

This Colloquium is offered in the framework of the ICFOnians for Women in Science Month program.

Monday, February 24, 2020, 11:00. ICFO Auditorium