Dr Erin Hengel (University of Liverpool)
Dr Anja Prummer (Queen Mary)
Respondent: Carolina Alves (University of Cambridge)
Recent studies by economists have highlighted multiple challenges that women face in the discipline. Drawing on this work, this seminar will focus on processes of collaboration, citation, peer-review, mentoring and networking to consider the inequalities that emerge in the modalities of the academy. While we will be examining these questions primarily by referring to the discipline of economics, many of these dynamics relate to wider issues in academia, as well as other workplaces. We also intend to explore how these dynamics might both reflect and intersect with other forms of diversity in the discipline, such as with scholars from the global south. As such, we hope to connect with questions of both diversity in other arenas and other forms of diversity in economics.
In turn, we will also consider the possibilities and challenges in using the tools of economists to illuminate this problem, particularly network analysis and modes of quantification. While the seminar foregrounds gender in the economics profession rather than in economic models, there is also space to consider relationships between theory and practice in the discipline.
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