Gender Inequalities in Tech-driven Research and Innovation

Living the Contradiction

Edited by Gabriele Griffin

Published

Jun 17, 2022

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529219470

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jun 17, 2022

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529219494

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Gender Inequalities in Tech-driven Research and Innovation
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The Nordic countries are regarded as frontrunners in promoting equality, yet women’s experiences on the ground are in many ways at odds with this rhetoric.

Putting the spotlight on the lived experiences of women working in tech-driven research and innovation areas in the Nordic countries, this volume explores why, despite numerous programmes, women continue to constitute a minority in these sectors.

Contributors flesh out the differences and similarities across different Nordic countries and explore how the shifts in labour market conditions have impacted on women in research and innovation.

This is an invaluable contribution to global debates around the mechanisms that maintain gendered structures in research and innovation, from academia to biotechnology and IT.

"Why do women continue to be largely absent from technology research and innovation despite decades of gender equality initiatives? This hugely engaging and timely book delves deep into the so-called Nordic gender paradox. A must-read." Clem Herman, The Open University

Gabriele Griffin is Professor of Gender Research at Uppsala University and Extraordinary Professor at the Centre for Gender and African Studies, Free State University.

1. Introduction - Gabriele Griffin

2. Research and Innovation in the Academy: A Precarious Business - Gabriele Griffin

3. Navigating Career Imaginaries in Academia: A View from Women Researchers in Biotechnology - Oili-Helena Ylijoki

4. Unconventional Routes into ICT Work: Learning from Women's own Solutions for Working Around Gendered Barriers - Hilde G. Corneliussen and Gilda Seddighi

5. Changes in Funding and the Intensification of Gender Inequalities in Research and Innovation - Marja Vehviläinen, Hanna-Mari Ikonen and Päivi Korvajärvi

6. Promoting Gender Equality in STEM-oriented Universities: Institutional Policy Measures in Sweden, Finland and Norway - Charlotte Silander, Ida Drange, Maria Pietilä, Liza Reisel

7. Uniformity Dressed as Diversity? Reorienting Female Associate Professors - May-Linda Magnussen, Rebecca W. B. Lund and Trond Stalsberg Mydland

8. "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" How Early Career Researchers Imagine the (Im)Possible Future in Academia - Siri Øyslebø Sørensen and Guro Korsnes Kristensen

9. "If It Had Been Only Me, It Would Not Have Worked Out": Women Negotiating Conflicting Challenges of ICT Work and Family in Norway - Gilda Seddighi and Hilde G. Corneliussen

10. Co-creative Platforms for Societal Impact of Research on Gender Issues: A Comparative Study of the Gender Academy and Gender Contact Point - Malin Lindberg, Ulf Mellström and Paula Wennberg

11. The Discourse of Rurality in Women’s Professional-life Narratives: Gender and ICT in Rural Norway - Hilde G. Corneliussen, Gilda Seddighi, and Carol Azungi Dralega