Wir laden herzlich zum nächsten Vortrag im Rahmen des Forums TU Vision 2025+

Der Vortrag von Marieke van den Brink wird am Montag, 11.1. um 13.00 im Kontaktraum, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 6. Stock, stattfinden. 

Scientific excellence, diversity and precarious careers

In the presentation I will discuss what is constructed as academic excellence at the micro-level, how evaluators operationalize this construct in the criteria they apply in academic evaluation, and how gender inequalities are imbued in the construction and evaluation of excellence. I challenge the view that the academic world is governed by the normative principle of meritocracy in its allocation of rewards and resources. Based on an empirical study of professorial appointments in the Netherlands and an European research on gender and precarious work, I argue that academic excellence is an evasive social construct that is inherently gendered. 


BIO Marieke van den Brink

Marieke van den Brink is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her main research interest focuses on ways (gender) inequalities are produced and countered in organizations. She is currently working on a large scale case study research on diversity, organizational learning and change, and a comparative research on gender and precarious workers in European universities. Her work has been published in the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Organization, Human Relations, Gender, Work & Organization, and Social Science & Medicine. Marieke is member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Management and Associate Editor of Gender Work and Organization.