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Women in Academe – Female perspectives and reflections on scholarly careers

Women in Academe

Female perspectives and reflections on scholarly careers

By Robin Chang, Dr. Patricia Feiertag and Lena Unger, 28 September 2020

Space is amorphous; space is also representative. As urban scholars and practitioners, we think about space a lot. In a way, this site and its blog posts also manifest and represent space through which we can interface with visiting readers. For a while, we have done this with a random regularity, but we would like to change things up a bit. Over the next few months, we would like to bring in some focus on particular female perspectives, moderate some new insights, peel back what privilege and responsibility means. In short, we invite the opportunity to honour the stories of women in scholarship.

Beginning with this first post, we dedicate some of our virtual and cognitive space to reflections and insights on aspects of female academic career paths that are invisible on an ordinary CV. The hope is to share what we individually experience as substantial influences on the lives of, and career choices taken by female scholars. We would like this series to foreground thoughts, experiences, and motivations possibly underlying causes that commonly shape the meaning of what it means to be a woman in science and maybe present options for others who struggle with similar challenges.  Through this series, we will present an individual female scholar’s profile every second week. This is an initial step to sharing a collection of portraits that promote mutual learning, inspiration and broadening awareness on what it means to be a woman in scholarship. We hope you enjoy reading what we have to share with you.

Latest posts:

1. Prof. Dr. Sophie Schramm: Woman in science or woman with children in science – a change of perspective
2. Prof. Dr. Johanna Schoppengerd: Von der Praxis in die Wissenschaft – inhaltliche Freiheit und Anwendungsbezug vereinen
3. Jun.-Prof. Meike Levin-Keitel: Stone or Melon? A Matter of Curiousity and Commitment
4. Prof. Dr. Meg Holden: Women in Academe – Thoughts on Welcoming Diversity of Critique and Conversation
5. Dr. Antje Matern: Die schönen und mühsamen Seiten wissenschaftlicher Mobilität