Talk by Prof. Ana M. González Ramos

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/05/2015 - 12:00

CBC Seminars


Ana M. González Ramos, from Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain).


Title: Gender Segregation in Scientific Careers from a Life Course Approach



The disparity between men and women in science is a paramount topic in gender studies. The leaky pipeline metaphor illustrates the decreasing number of women along senior positions in academia; however many questions remain unanswered. What factors progressively diminish the number of women in scientific careers and why do they appear to be less successful than their male colleagues? Why gender policy are not sufficient to reverse this position? Women are likley to quit at postdoc position to principal investigator transition. Men's and women's career paths are differently impacted by academic and family milestones along life course. While men develop linear careers, women careers reveals non-linear and diverse trajectories. Moreover, maternity wall is clearly a handicap for women whilst men seem not seriously affected by childbearing. Although this is not the only problem because structural obstacles persist on scientific institutions regulating the access and promotion of men and women scientists. Collegiate decisions of gatekeepers appear systematically disfavouring female careers. Women show precocity reaching milestones depending on their own effort such as graduation, PhD, project fundraising but men overcome women milestones linked to colleagiate decisions.






Friday, May 8th, at 12:00



Campus de la Comunicacio UPF, C/ Roc Boronat, 132. MAP
Edifici 52 (Ed. Roc Boronat), room 52.S25

Universitat Pompeu Fabra.


How to get there:

Metro: Llacuna or Poblenou <L4>, Glories <L1>, Tram: Ca l’aranyó [T4]