Gender and networking in academia: a critical insight
Date: Friday 10 December 2021, 14:00 – 15:15
CERIC PhD Conversations Series welcomes Dr Emily Yarrow, Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisations, Newcastle University Business School
Part of the CERIC PhD Conversations Series, this reading group discussion is geared towards PGRs at all stages with an interest in the role of gendered networks, informal interactions and practices in career progression in academia.
CERIC is pleased to host Dr Emily Yarrow (Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisations, Newcastle University Business School) who will be delivering a brief presentation based on her recent paper titled ‘Knowledge hustlers: Gendered micro‐politics and networking in UK universities, British Educational Research Journal’ (2020). The presentation will address both the advantages associated with networking and disadvantages particularly in light of its gender-differentiated impact on academic career trajectories. It will also provide insights into why recruitment and selection processes in academia ‘are still decidedly opaque and open to gaming and manipulation’ (Yarrow, 2020, p. 12), tacitly reproducing inequality regimes.
The remaining part of the event will be highly interactive and will offer ample opportunities for PGRs to discuss issues around academic hiring through social networks, gendered micro-politics and lived experiences of academic organisational life particularly in the context of research evaluation.
Dr Emily Yarrow is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Organisations at Newcastle University Business School, UK.
Emily’s research interests broadly include organisational theory, inequality regimes, and governance in higher education. To date, her research has focused on the impact of research evaluation on female academic careers, research impact, women’s lived experiences of organisational life, and the experiences of older workers in Scotland. Emily is passionate about contributing to understandings of inclusion in the contemporary workplace, and the [inclusive] future of work.
As well as publishing in international journals, such as Gender Work and Organization, and Work Employment and Society, Emily is regularly invited for media commentary, and to contribute to online articles and blogs.
She tweets: @Emilyyarrow1
You can read more about Dr Emily Yarrow’s work here: https://emilyyarrow.co.uk/
In order to make the session highly interactive, we kindly ask PhD students to consider reading the suggested paper in advance:
Yarrow, E (2020), Knowledge hustlers: Gendered micro‐politics and networking in UK universities, British Educational Research Journal.
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This event is organised by CERIC (Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change), Leeds University Business School.
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