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The Silence/ing of Academic Women

Monday 16 October 17:00 until 18:30
Room G22, Jubilee
Speaker: Dr Sarah Jane Aiston,Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham
Part of the series: ESW Open Seminar Series

This event is hosted by the Centre for Higher Education and Rquity Research (CHEER)

The underrepresentation of women in the most senior ranks and leadership positions in the academy is a global phenomenon. How and why women academics experience the higher education profession differently to their male colleagues has been the subject of extensive research.

In this seminar, Dr Aiston brings a new conceptual dimension to our understanding of this complex and enduring issue.
Based on 35 interviews with women academics from three world leading research-intensive universities, she will introduce the concept of the silence - and silencing - of academic women. The theoretical frame of ‘micro-inequities’ (small events) - which are hard to prove and covert - is used to analyse why academic women remain silent. And are silenced.

Advance booking not necessary

Refreshments served

This event can be joined remotely at https://adobeconnect.sussex.ac.uk/aiston
NOTE: This url will only ve live/accessible from approx half an hour before the event on the day

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By: Heather Stanley
Last updated: Thursday, 24 August 2017