Gender and the Academy Research Working Group

The ISS21 Gender and the Academy Research Working Group is a network of academics from across the social and political sciences in UCC, working on and interested in, research on gender in the academy.

With a feminist lens, we endeavour to address questions on the gendered and gendering nature of academic institutions; on the role of gender equality strategies and initiatives in addressing inequalities in the academy; on the role playing by gendered power relations; on the role of intersectionalities with gender, including precarity; the question of agency and resistance within the academy

This group is connected to the ISS21 Genders, Sexualities and Families Research Cluster and builds upon the Post-GENOVATE* Research Group.

ISS21 has a strong track record of research on gender and the academy. Current and past projects hosted by the Institute include:

We look forward to collaborating with colleagues from across UCC, Ireland and internationally on these research endeavours!

Members of the working group:

Select publications by group members:

O’Mullane, M. (2021) ‘Developing a theoretical framework for exploring the institutional responses to the Athena SWAN Charter in higher education institutions (HEIs)- A Feminist Institutionalist Perspective,’ Irish Journal of Sociology, OnlineFirst

Ní Laoire, C., Linehan, C., Archibong, U., Picardi, I, Udén, M. (2020) 'Context matters: Problematizing the policy‐practice interface in the enactment of gender equality action plans in universities'. Gender, Work and Organization 28(2), 575-592

Maxwell, N, Connolly, L, Ní Laoire, C. (2019) Informality, emotion and gendered career paths: The hidden toll of maternity leave on female academics and researchers. Gender, Work and Organisation 26: 140– 157.

Archibong, U.A., O'Mullane, M., Kállayová,D., Karodia, N., Ní Laoire, C., and Picardi, I (2016) ‘Guided Reflection as an organisational learning [and Data Collection] tool in a Gender Equality Change Management Programme’ International Journal of Organisational Diversity, 16 (1), 19-34.

O Grada, A., Ni Laoire, C., Linehan, C., Boylan, G., Connolly, L. (2015) 'Naming the parts: a case-study of a gender equality initiative with academic women'. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 30 (5):358-378.

 

*GENOVATE (Transforming organisational culture for gender equality in research and innovation) (2013-2017) was an EC funded (FP7) pan European project. It sought to facilitate organisational change through the implementation of contextualised gender equality plans in academic institutions. UCC was a partner of the GENOVATE consortium, along with universities in the United Kingdom (project leader), Turkey, Sweden, Italy, Spain and Slovakia.

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