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gender and diversity to go

an online lecture series at lunchtime

gender & diversity to go aims to provide a short and concise introduction into gender and diversity matters for researchers at all levels - from students to professors. The lecture series will relate to your day-to-day work and create awareness for dynamics and challenges.
 
Each lecture will take place from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm, consisting of 30-40 minutes of input with time for discussion afterwards. The lectures will be held in English. Participation is free of charge.

gender & diversity to go is supported by the DFG funded coordinated programmes EASE, ArcTrain, QM³, AC3, MIMENIMA, Prozesssignaturen, Global Dynamics of Social Policy, Energy Transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean.

For further information, please contact gender.consultingprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.

Upcoming Lectures

How does one actually identify an excellent academic? How do we recognise professional academic performance, when we encounter it? How do we find, or even create, meanings behind terms as “rigour”, “excellence” and “internationality”?

On the example of academic performance evaluation in hiring decisions, in this talk Claire discusses the challenges of defining “good work” and even, a “good worker”. Her work presents the problems in pinning down performance in intellectual and creative labour and the following problem to use these ideas of performance as justification within a meritocracy logic (Littler, 2017). Claire discusses how Whiteness, masculinity and classism create fragile images of high performing workers in a burn out society (Han, 2015). The talk presents questions to reflect on when evaluating performances from CVs and job interviews, but also invites to a discussion on how to allow for alternative performativities of “academicness” within the contemporary research structure.

 

By Dr. Claire Jin Deschner 

Dr Claire Jin Deschner works at the project “go diverse – gender- and diversity competent academic employee selection” at the Office for Equal Opportunities at the University of Bremen. Claire’s doctoral research at the University of Leicester, School of Business, focused on the construction of performance norms from her post-colonial and queer perspective.

Keywords: academic performance, performativity, diversity

Han, B.-C. (2015). The Burn Out Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Littler, J. (2017). Against Meritocracy. New York City: Routledge.

 

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

Registration: registration form

Past Lectures

This talk will give you an introduction to current findings about bias in AI and how the gendering of AI has evolved over time. It will also provide you with DIY solutions to become involved and get active against bias in AI in your everyday lives.

by Natalie Sontopski (Hochschule Merseburg)

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

Gender Diversity is more and more visible at the University. What are practical solutions to include and welcome people with different genders and experiences in the academic context? This talk gives insights into the reality of trans, inter and non-binary people at the University and inspires you to make a positive difference.

by Né Fink (Göttingen University)

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

 

by Dr. Smillo Ebeling

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

 

by Valerie Dahl

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

 

by Dr. Thorsten Merl

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

by Kathrin Tietze

When: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm 

Language: English

Platform: Zoom

Kontakt

Dr.in Cindy Roitsch

Anna-Lena Vallentin
(in Elternzeit) 

E-Mail:  cindy.roitschprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Tel.:  (0421) 218 - 60189
Gebäude:  GW2
Raum:  A 4300