Pierre Bataille, de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, annonce la publication du livre collectif Gender and Precarious Research Careers: A Comparative Analysis.

Ce livre en libre accès est issu des travaux menés au sein du projet GARCIA (Gendering the academy and research : combating career instability and asymmetries) au cours duquel ses collègues et lui se sont intéressé.e.s, dans une perspective comparative et interdisciplinaire, au genre des débuts de carrière académique dans différents pays européens.

The literature on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be  characterised – albeit with important differences among countries – by strong  gender discriminations, especially in more prestigious positions. Much less  investigated is the issue of which stage in the career such differences begin to  show up.

Gender and Precarious Research Careers aims to advance the debate on the process of precarisation in higher education and its gendered effects, and springs  from a three-year research project across institutions in sevenEuropean countries: Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia and Austria. Examining gender asymmetries in academic and research organisations, this insightful volume focuses particularly on early careers. It centres both on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SSH (Social Science and Humanities) fields.

Offering recommendations to design innovative organisational policies and self-tailored ‘Gender Equality Plans’ to be implemented in universities and research centres, this volume will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as Gender Studies, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Knowledge, Business Studies and Higher Education.

Annalisa Murgia has coordinated the European FP7 project GARCIA – Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating Career Instability and Asymmetries. She is Associate Professor at the Leeds University Business School, UK.
Barbara Poggio is Co-ordinator of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and Vice Rector for Equality and Diversity at the University of Trento, Italy.