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Dipartimento di


Gender and neoliberal Academia

24 May 2018

Sala Lauree, 15.00 -18.00
Facoltà di Scienze politiche, economiche e sociali
Via Conservatorio 7, Milano

In recent years, new public management practices have been implemented in universities to face cuts of public funds in research and foster competition among institutions. Excellence is the key word of these transformations. This seminar investigates the effects of neoliberal reforms in Academia for gender equality in careers across countries. By comparing different case studies, it analyzes the construction of research excellence, the precarization of knowledge work and the production of science in a gendered perspective.

Institutional greetings: Luisa Leonini (Direttrice Centro GENDERS - Gender & Equality in Research and Science, Università degli Studi di Milano)

Mieke Verloo (Radboud University, Netherlands) - “Knowledge production as a political process: gender, neoliberalism and troubles with democracy.”
Kathrin Zippel (Northeastern University, USA) - “Organizational Interventions and the Creation of Gendered Knowledge: US Universities and NSF Advance”
Marcela Linková (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)  - “Excellence and shifting organizational logics in research: Implications for gender equality”
Kristina Binner (Johannes Kepler University, Austria) - “Hidden side of "Excellence"? Precarity, academic career and gender. The case of postdocs in Austria and UK”

Chair: Camilla Gaiaschi (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Q&A: Marina Cacace (Knowledge & Innovation) e Daniela Falcinelli (CUG, Comitato Unico di Garanzia per le Pari Opportunità, la valorizzazione del Benessere di chi lavora e contro le Discriminazioni, Università degli Studi di Milano)

Conclusion: Antonio M. Chiesi (Università degli Studi di Milano)

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