Gender, Higher Education

Lunchtime Workshop Series: Gender Matters: Exploring the Experience(s) of being a female academic in Higher Education

Led by Katy Greenland (SOCSI) and Nicky Priaulx (LAWPL), this LEAP@LawLab lunchtime workshop invited female academic staff from across AHSS to participate in a LEAP network discussion around the everyday experiences of being a female academic in higher education. At this well-attended event, we welcomed over 35 female academics from across AHSS and beyond at Cardiff University to explore the range of ways and points at which one’s gender matters – and can be said to render women’s experience(s) distinctive from that of men. From the kinds of practices that might be normalised but can impact upon women differently (e.g. ideals around the ‘proper academic’) – to those who believe that there is no such thing as a distinctively ‘female experience’ of HE – we enjoyed a very fruitful (and energising) discussion about what it means to be a woman in terms of one’s everyday academic work in HE, one’s ‘work-life balance’, one’s aspirations and career hopes.

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