All Posts Tagged
Tag: ‘research’

Do you want a career in science? Questions to ask yourself

What do you want to do with your life? Is science something you’d like to engage in? What would that involve? On 28. June 2017, the University of Koblenz-Landau’s Women Career Center, Projekt Zugewinn, the Interdisziplinäres Promotionszentrum, and Frauenbüro together with the Gleichstellungsbüro of the Hochschule Koblenz hosted a day-long symposium on Career Pathways in […]

Read More

WORK 2015 Conference in Turku, Finland: Bright August Nights

Thank goodness that talented folks put on stimulating conferences. The Turku, Finland WORK2015 was just such a conference. When I got word in September 2014 that Turku, Finland would be the site for a conference on “New Meanings of Work” in August 2015, I submitted a paper on a topic dear to my heart for the stream […]

Read More

A beautiful life as a (woman) scientist: easier than you’d think!

On July 10, 2015, I met with a fascinating and dynamic group of young women scientists at the University of Siegen. Some were celebrating the conclusion of their mentoring program, and another group was marking the beginning of the journey with their mentors. On this beautiful sunny day, we talked about their ideal futures and […]

Read More

What kinds of people fuel the new backlash? Why do we need limits on paid work?

A continuation of the Blog on the new Backlash: why we need to defend work-life research and policies, from my presentation at the Conference “6th International Community, Work and Family Conference in Malmö, Sweden from 19-22 May 2015”. This presentation and blog were inspired by my response to Thomas Vasek’s book “Work-Life Bullshit” which we […]

Read More

A new backlash? How to Defend Work-Family Policies: Presentation in Malmö, Sweden

Work-family policies and programming have made enormous leaps forward in the public and private sectors in the last decades of the 20th century and first decades of the 21st century. The goal, broadly and generally stated, is enabling paid work, unpaid work, family care, self-care, and community involvement to all be part of a normal […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Post-Doc available with us in the Sociology of Work

I am excited to announce that our team has room to expand! The position: A full-time post-doc (with assistant professorship aspects) to join my team for between two and six years. The job starts with a full-time, three-year contract, renewable for another three years. There is no tenure option within this position itself, but from […]

Read More

Prior Planning prevents Poor Performance: A cautionary tale

I recently was asked to help a masters-student with his thesis. I was horrified to discover that, after years of his effort and a deadline looming in 4 days, the challenge was not to check over the English or make sure that the t’s were crossed and i’s were dotted. The challenge was to CUT […]

Read More

Women in STEM Fields: Hessen’s Mentoring Network 2012 Celebration in Fulda, 22. June 2013

The state of Hessen has a mentoring program for women in science, engineering, and technology fields at the university and doctoral level. The graduating class of 2012 of this mentoring program met on June 22, 2013, a beautiful Saturday, in the impressive rooms of the Palace in Fulda for their final awards ceremony and send-off. […]

Read More

Life “post-Postdoc“: Reflections on career possibilities

  Once a year, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum hosts a summer evening for post-docs from Bochum, TU Dortmund, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. This year I was invited to speak about „Life „post-Postdoc“: Reflections on career possibilities inside and outside the Academy, inside and outside of Germany.“ I told the 60 post docs, for years you’ve […]

Read More
Page 1 of 3123»