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Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academia
A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Transformation

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ISBN 9781032426389
April 14, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
248 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Institutional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion affects all parts of higher education management. Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academia scrutinises the conceptual framework for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) actions in academia, to facilitate research-based and critically-reflected decisions in higher education management.

The book contains 25 chapters, each focused on one of 25 fundamental concepts that are essential for identifying, understanding, and implementing organizational changes and counteracting unjustified disadvantages faced by women and members of other gender minorities in academia. The book also discusses concepts directed towards solutions, such as affirmative action and feminist pedagogies and overcomes the traditional binary approach on gender by incorporating specific challenges faced by LGBTQ+ and transgender staff and students.

Gender Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academia will be key reading for academics in Gender Studies and Education Studies, while also serving as a vital resource for individual consumers, working in or preparing to enter leadership positions in higher education.

Table of Contents

Part I Minorities and Group-Based Vulnerabilities in Academia1. LGBTQ+, 2. Transgender Staff and Students, 3. Underrepresentation of Women, 4. Canon, 5. Motherhood,6. Intersectionality, Part II Underlying Culture, Attitudes, and Practices7. Discrimination, 8. Meritocracy, 9. Excellence, 10. Patriarchy, 11. Epistemic Injustice, Self-respect, 12. Stereotype Threats, 13. Implicit Gender Bias, 14. Microaggressions, 15. Sexual Harassment, Part III Inclusive Actions towards Transformation16. Assessments, 17. Feminist Pedagogy, 18. Dis-empowering Gender Stereotypes, 19. Gendered Spaces and Practices, 20. Gender Balance, 21. Affirmative Action, 22. Democratic Equality, 23. Learning for Sustainable Transformation,

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Melina Duarte is associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and project coordinator at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Romssa/Tromsø). Her research interests centre on diversity integration and the inclusion of minorities, focusing primarily on migration and gender. Duarte is the leader of the FemPhil research group at UiT and coordinates the Prestige Project: Gender Balance in Research Leadership (RCN 281862/2020-2023) and the Implisitt Project (RCN 321031/2022-2023).

Katrin? Losleben is a professor at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research,?UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Romssa/Tromsø). She?is trained as a musicology, literature and media scholar and received her?PhD?at the University for Music and Dance Cologne. Her research turns towards the understanding of contact zones and the role of listening therein, which brings her among others to learn spaces in higher education, classrooms and museums and the imagination of their sustainable transformation.

Kjersti Fjørtoft is professor in philosophy at the Department in Philosophy and the head of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Romssa/Tromsø). Fjørtoft works within the fields of political philosophy, feminist philosophy and ethics. Fjørtoft has worked with research ethics and data protection on several committees appointed by the government. She is currently head of the ethical council for the defence sector in Norway.