Ostracized experiences of precarious women in the Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic

Meletiadou, Eleni (2023) Ostracized experiences of precarious women in the Academy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Handbook of research on exploring gender equity, diversity, and inclusion through an intersectional lens. IGI Global, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9781668484128

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-8412-8.ch001

Abstract / Description

This chapter discusses precarious women's experiences in HEI in the UK to explore the precarity of academic women's work under extreme pandemic conditions. The authors analysed eight recurring themes that emerged from the qualitative analysis of the interviews conducted with 18 women who were married with children across London's 3 Higher Education Institutions, adding an intersectional lens. The current study revealed that precarious female academics, who were married with children, faced incredible challenges amidst the pandemic and were further ostracized. It concludes that HEI need to reflect on how they could promote social justice offering opportunities for these women and their families. While previous researchers have reported on the challenges of women in the academy, few have explored the challenges of these ‘invisible' ladies, especially those married with children, who often do more than they are paid for and still remain in the dark.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education institutions (HEI); academic women's work; female academics; COVID-19 pandemic
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2023 14:57
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 14:57
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/8583

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