This book analyses the consequences of the neoliberal-informed reforms for gender equality in Czech academia. It examines gender aspects in the construction of research excellence, gender blind research policy adopted in the Czech Republic, academic career paths before 1989 and today, mobility, wellbeing and job satisfaction among academics and the reasons and motivations for leaving academic careers.
One of the goals of the book is to show the merits of studying local practices against the backdrop of large-scale geopolitical influences. While the book adds another piece to the global puzzle of changes in the organization of academic research and their impact on the lives of academics as well as on the quality and focus of the research conducted, its value lies in serious and critical attention to geopolitics.
The book is an outcome of ongoing research of the Centre for Gender and Science, Czech Academy of Sciences, with contributions from other colleagues with similar research interests, including transformation of the higher education system in the Czech Republic and wellbeing of academics.
How to Do It - Gender Equality In Your Research Institution
This publication is a methodology book how to promote and advance gender equality in Czech research institutions. Literature and statistics provide evidence that: research and higher education institutions are gendered settings; unconscious or implicit biases impede an objective and fair judgement when recruiting or assessing people; there is a tendency to associate science with men; female researchers are generally underrepresented (with even lower percentages in typical male-dominated fields and in leadership and senior positions); and much research is gender-blind or gender biased.
This book is only in the Czech language.
Established by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in 2009, the Milada Paulová Award is presented annually in cooperation with the National Contact Centre for Gender and Science of the Institute of Sociology, the Czech Academy of Sciences, to prominent Czech women researchers for their lifelong contribution to a selected field of science. The award is named after the Czech historian Milada Paulová, the first woman researcher to be granted the right to lecture at university level, and the first woman in the country to be appointed as a university professor.
This publication showcases the laureates and women researchers shortlisted for the Milada Paulová Award between the years 2009 and 2016.
This is a PDF version of the final publication from the KNOWING project, Knowing and Living in Academic Research: Convergence and Heterogeneity in the European Context, edited by Ulrike Felt. The edited volume is published by the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Hard copies can be requested either from national teams or from the coordinator of the project.
Reclaiming a political voice: Women and Science in Central Europe
This publication is one of the outputs of the WS Debate project (FP6) and is a contribution to the discussions about the position of women in Czech science. The question of equal opportunities for men and women is presented not only through the traditional prism of the lack of human resources and the importance of women for the economic development of Europe but locates the issue within wider historical and social-economic circumstances.
Thinking Borders: Gender Examinations of Rationality, Objectivity and the Knowing Subject
This publication was inspired by papers presented at the international historical conference of Women Scholars and Institutions organized by the Research Centre for the History of Science and the Commission Women in Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science.The National Contact Centre for Women and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic chaired one of the conference sections called Gendered Knowledge: The Reshaping of ‘Normal’ Science. The publication is a result of a joint initiative of the panellists and organizers of the section.
In 2005 the first Spring School of Science Studies took place and inspired the publication of this edited volume. A close focus was on challenging the ideas of knowledge construction and doing science, on feminist science studies, actors network theory, postcolonial techno-studies, and analyses of interactions between humans and technologies.
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