A Brief Guide to Academic Bullying
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Targets of bullying are often the most vulnerable members of the scientific workforce—they may be low-paid graduate students or postdocs, living in a foreign country, navigating a foreign language and culture, and whose immigration status is tied directly to their employment. They may also have young families, be living paycheck-to-paycheck, and have health insurance and other benefits that depend on a contract position that can be revoked with little to no notice or cause. Finally, targets on the low end of a power differential are not likely to be supported by their institutions, particularly institutions that rely on the big grant earnings brought in by senior "bullies." The main focus of this book is to provide a brief guide regarding the cause and solution to academic bullying.
Morteza Mahmoudi is an assistant professor of radiology and Precision Health Program at Michigan State University (MSU), USA. Prior to MSU, he was an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, USA. His specific research interest is in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine for the development of new nano-based platforms for prevention and treatment of life-threatening conditions. Aside from nanomedicine and regenerative medicine, Dr. Mahmoudi is also very active in social sciences and specifically in drawing the attention of the scientific community in the rising issues of academic bullying and imbalances between the sexes in science. His reports have been published in top-tier journals, including Nature, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Communications, Nature Nanotechnology, and The Lancet. He is among the 2018 highly cited researchers as reported by Clarivate Analytics.