“Participation Does Not Equal Voice”: Gendered Experiences in an Academic and Professional Society Article

cited authors

  • Anderson, EW; Vanner, C; Wotipka, CM; Kelly, K

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  • “Male culture” strongly persists in academic and professional societies, including at annual conferences and meetings, where women-identifying individuals report facing various forms of sexual harassment, discrimination, exclusion, and marginalization. This study goes beyond parity metrics to innovate the monitoring of gender by analyzing gender inequalities and inequities in the space of an academic and professional society and its annual meeting using qualitative data collection and analysis of the case of the Comparative and International Education Society and the 2019 annual meeting. The findings uncover how these spaces continue to be exclusive of women in various ways, particularly and negatively affecting women of color, those from the Global South, and emerging scholars/practitioners. Recommendations are offered for academic and professional societies that seek to interrogate and challenge the regimes of inequality that exist amidst their operations.

publication date

  • January 1, 2021

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