Month: October 2017

The two-body problem

Posted on 29 October 2017 by Anne Harrington

It’s not particularly surprising that not having a supportive spouse will hurt a woman’s career and, over time, potentially also undermine a marriage. However, it turns out that it’s not only their husbands who presume that a wife’s career will take a backseat to male ambitions. In a recent article, Lauren Rivera finds that academic
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As I was saying…

Posted on 17 October 2017 by Anne Harrington

Men interrupting women is a common, some would even say universal, phenomenon. In their article, “Gender in Engineering Departments: Are there gender differences in interruptions of Academic job talks?” the authors link it to “the persistent under-representation of women faculty in academic engineering departments” by investigating how often job talk candidates get stopped and questioned.
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