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Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Cornell University

This month I am a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Economy and Society, at the Department of Sociology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Prof. Victor Nee leads this Center, and he was also my theory professor when I began graduate school here 19 years ago at Cornell, so it […]

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The feudal serfdom: the final aspect of “The uniqueness of the German university system”

Here is the final installment of the talk I gave on January 9, 2013 as the keynote for the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other […]

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The uniqueness of the German academic system: My insider and outsider perspective, Part IV: The apprenticeship

On January 9, 2013, I gave the keynote talk at the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other and talk about their careers. I’ll present the […]

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The uniqueness of the German academic system: my insider and outsider perspective, Part II

On January 9, 2013, I gave the keynote talk at the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other and talk about their careers. I’ll present the […]

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The uniqueness of the German academic system: my insider and outsider perspective, Part I

On January 9, 2013, I gave the keynote talk at the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other and talk about their careers. I’ll present the […]

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Team Research Vision Workshop, January 2012

On January 11, 2012, the team of the Sociology of Work at Goethe University met in Bad Homburg at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften to plan a vision for the coming years. We will be expanding our team and focusing our research on three research specialties. We’re also building up our national and international network of researchers and […]

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GoBIT’s Successful Presentation, Great Questions from Audience

On February 10, 2011, GoBIT (Gender-orientiertes Berufungs-Informations-Team) presented a one-hour interactive lecture at RWTH Aachen University to an audience of about 100 people. I opened the evening talk by playing the harp, then asking the audience if they were surprised that a professor played harp — they were. I said that often talents are hidden, […]

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Featured Project! Determinants of Gender-Segregation at Universities

German universities are actively implementing many measures to try to create more gender equality (Germany is one of the lowest-ranked university systems in the world when it comes to the equal employment of men and women). The concentration of women in some fields, and men in other fields, should change so that there’s a better […]

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Gender Segregation in Professorships: boosted by a “Compensation Strategy”?

by Heather Hofmeister, Michaela Jüttemann. We examine the selection process of professorship placements using a case study of one large German university, the RWTH Aachen University, compared to German averages, within four disciplines and two payscale levels to unpack phenomena that may play a role in the low representation of women at RWTH Aachen and, […]

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