Lecture and Discussion – Melanie Bittner

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

via WebEx video conference
CRC 1333
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We are very happy to welcome:

Melanie Bittner

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 12:00– 13:00 pm

“The Myth of Meritocracy”


Lecture: The Myth of Meritocracy
Leaky pipeline, glass ceiling, rush hour of life, work-life-balance, … There are many concepts and metaphors to explain the lasting under-representation of women as university professors. Beyond numbers, women – especially women of colour, first generation academics and women with disabilities – experience numerous challenges when following their career path in Academia. The presentation will help you understand the intersection of gender and power at universities today.

What are the structural causes for the underrepresentation of women? How neutral and objective is Academia when it comes to hiring and promotions? What can universities do to sustainably promote gender equality and diversity?

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