Gender and Precarious Research Careers: A Comparative Analysis

Deadline: 07/12/2018

Publication du livre collectif Gender and Precarious Research Careers: A Comparative Analysis.

Ce livre est tiré des travaux menés au sein du projet GARCIA (Gendering the academy and research : combating career instability and asymmetries) au cours duquel nous nous sommes intéressé, dans une perspective comparative et interdisciplinaire, au genre des débuts de carrière académique dans différents pays européens. La table des matières est reproduite ci-dessous. L'intégralité de l'ouvrage est disponible en accès libre ici:

Gender and Precarious Research Careers: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

Annalisa Murgia, Barbara Poggio


Published October 9, 2018

Reference - 242 Pages


The literature on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be characterised – albeit with important differences among countries – by strong gender discriminations, especially in more prestigious positions. Much less investigated is the issue of which stage in the career such differences begin to show up.

Gender and Precarious Research Careers aims to advance the debate on the process of precarisation in higher education and its gendered effects, and springs from a three-year research project across institutions in seven European countries: Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. Examining gender asymmetries in academic and research organisations, this insightful volume focuses particularly on early careers. It centres both on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SSH (Social Science and Humanities) fields.

Offering recommendations to design innovative organisational policies and self-tailored ‘Gender Equality Plans’ to be implemented in universities and research centres, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Knowledge, Business Studies and Higher Education.

Table of Contents


Annalisa Murgia and Barbara Poggio

PART I The State of the Art

1. Gender and Precarious Careers in Academia and Research: Macro, Meso and Micro Perspectives

Rossella Bozzon, Annalisa Murgia, Barbara Poggio 

2. The Gendered Diversification of Academic Career Paths in Comparative Perspective

Nicky Le Feuvre, Pierre Bataille, Sabine Kradolfer, Maria del Rio Carral, Marie Sautier

PART II Academic and Research Organisations

3: Gender Budgeting to Expose Inequalities in a Precarious Academia – and Redistribute Resources to Effect Change

Finnborg S. Steinþórsdóttir, Þorgerður Einarsdóttir, Thamar M. Heijstra, Gyða M. Pétursdóttir, Thomas Brorsen Smidt

4. The Peril of Potential: Gender Practices in the Recruitment and Selection of Early Career Researchers

Channah Herschberg, Yvonne Benschop, Marieke van den Brink

PART III Early-Career Researchers 

5. Work–Life Balance Among Early-Career Researchers in Six European Countries

Sanja Cukut Krilić, Majda Černič Istenič, Duška Knežević Hočevar

6. A Gendered Pipeline Typology in Academia

Farah Dubois-Shaik, Bernard Fusulier, Caroline Vincke


7. Implementing Measures to Promote Gender Equality and Career Opportunities of Early Career Researchers

Florian Holzinger, Helene Schiffbänker, Sybille Reidl, Silvia Hafellner, Jürgen Streicher

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