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Peterson, H. & Husu, L. (2023). Online panel work through a gender lens: implications of digital peer review meetings. Science and Public Policy, 50(3), 371-381
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Online panel work through a gender lens: implications of digital peer review meetings
2023 (English)In: Science and Public Policy, ISSN 0302-3427, E-ISSN 1471-5430, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 371-381Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies have highlighted how the academic peer review system has been marked by gender bias and nepotism. Panel meetings arranged by research funding organisations (RFOs), where reviewers must explain and account for their assessment and scoring of grant applications, can potentially mitigate and disrupt patterns of inequality. They can however also constitute arenas where biases are reproduced. This article explores, through a gender lens, the shift from face-to-face to digital peer review meetings in a Swedish RFO, focusing on the implications for an unbiased and fair grant allocation process. Drawing on twenty-two interviews with panellists and staff in the RFO, the analysis identifies both benefits and challenges of this shift, regarding use of resources, meeting dynamics, micropolitics, social glue, and possibilities for group reflections. RFOs deliberating digitalisation of their peer review processes need to consider these implications to develop policies promoting unbiased and fair grant allocation processes and procedures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
research funding, peer review, panel work, digital meetings, micropolitics, gender bias
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-102995 (URN)10.1093/scipol/scac075 (DOI)000903018800001 ()2-s2.0-85163386267 (Scopus ID)
Funder
European Commission, 824574
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2024-02-29Bibliographically approved
Peterson, H. & Alsarve, J. (2022). Den minimalistiska familjen: mellan dröm och verklighet. In: Rolf Lidskog; Erik Löfmarck (Ed.), En mänsklig natur: Risker, reglering och representationer (pp. 133-153). Örebro: Örebro universitet, sociologiämnet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den minimalistiska familjen: mellan dröm och verklighet
2022 (Swedish)In: En mänsklig natur: Risker, reglering och representationer / [ed] Rolf Lidskog; Erik Löfmarck, Örebro: Örebro universitet, sociologiämnet , 2022, p. 133-153Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, sociologiämnet, 2022
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103060 (URN)9789187789649 (ISBN)9789187789632 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-12 Created: 2023-01-12 Last updated: 2023-01-13Bibliographically approved
Peterson, H. & Jordansson, B. (2022). Gender mainstreaming in Swedish academia: translating policy into practice. Journal of Gender Studies, 31(1), 87-100
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender mainstreaming in Swedish academia: translating policy into practice
2022 (English)In: Journal of Gender Studies, ISSN 0958-9236, E-ISSN 1465-3869, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 87-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates how Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs) conceptualized and organized the 2016 Swedish government directive to gender mainstream their operations. The directive provided the general guidelines for the programme Gender Mainstreaming in Academia (GMA), which was to be implemented by HEIs between 2017 and 2019. This analysis draws on interviews with people at 13 HEIs responsible for, or in other ways participating in, the development of tailor-made gender mainstreaming plans (GMPs), which served as the starting point for the GMA programme. Using organizational translation theory, the article explores how the informants translated gender mainstreaming, as a broad policy strategy, into more specific conceptual and practical terms to fit their local contexts. The analysis focuses on how these gender mainstreaming translation processes were organized and who was invited to participate in the process. The results highlight how the organization of the translation process, the appointment of translators and the local translation of the GMA programme were guided by different principles, most often resulting in an integrationist rather than transformative translation of gender mainstreaming. The limitations and potentials of different translations of gender mainstreaming in relation to achieving organizational change and ultimately a more gender-equal organization are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Gender mainstreaming, Swedish higher education, translation, conceptualization, integrationist, transformative
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95611 (URN)10.1080/09589236.2021.2004539 (DOI)000719787700001 ()2-s2.0-85119331600 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-01262
Available from: 2021-11-29 Created: 2021-11-29 Last updated: 2022-01-12Bibliographically approved
Husu, L. & Peterson, H. (2022). GRANTeD - Grant Allocation Disparities from a Gender Perspective: Synthesis report on contextual factors, gender equality policy analysis and gender bias risk analysis (Deliverable 5.1.).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>GRANTeD - Grant Allocation Disparities from a Gender Perspective: Synthesis report on contextual factors, gender equality policy analysis and gender bias risk analysis (Deliverable 5.1.)
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2022 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The project GRANteD (Grant Allocation Disparities from a Gender Perspective) started in January 2019, funded within the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme, to analyse the occurrence and causes of gender bias in research funding in Europe. Six project partners in five countries investigate from different perspectives and with a multi-method approach factors that may cause gender imbalances before, during and after grant submissions. The project adopts a broad, process-oriented perspective when investigating gender bias in grant allocation, paying particular attention to several different key organisational processes within Research Funding Organisations (RFOs), which structure and systematize grant allocation, such as decision-making processes, review processes, and selection processes.

The GRANteD project includes five empirical, multi-level and multi-method, case studies in which gender bias and gender equality policies are studied in-depth, to produce a multi-faceted understanding of complex issues regarding gender disparities in higher education and science, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative approaches to data collection. The case study research design allowed for inclusion of five public RFOs in the European Research Area, situated in: Austria, Ireland, Poland, Slovak Republic, and Sweden, respectively. The countries and the core RFOs were selected to achieve not only a geographical spread but also a variety of research funding landscapes. In each of the five core RFOs,one funding instrument, targeting mainly early career researchers, was selected for a more detailed analysis of gender bias in the funding cycle.

This GRANteD report constitutes a synthesis on contextual factors, gender equality policy analysis and gender bias risk analysis. It explores, first, national funding regimes and national gender equalityregimes as broader macro contexts of the five core RFOs. This contextual analysis includes how gender equality is or is not foregrounded in the research policies and legislation, as well as gender relations in the research sector. Second, gender equality policies and relevant regulations of the RFOs have been mapped and analysed through timelines, framings, topics addressed, and measures. A grid for assessing gender bias risk in RFOs is introduced in the report as an innovative tool to map potential gender bias risk areas in RFOs, focusing on seven key areas: Strategy; Structure; Language and Communication; Evaluation; Transparency; Accountability; and Monitoring. Third, the five selected funding instruments included in the study are here analysed, adopting a similar framework for identifying potential genderbias risks.

Publisher
p. 147
Keywords
gender equality policy, gender equality measures, gender bias risk, research funding organisations, jämställdhetspolitik, jämställdhetsåtgärder, gender bias risk, forskningsfinansiärer
National Category
Gender Studies Sociology
Research subject
Gender Studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103823 (URN)
Projects
GRANTeD -Grant Allocation Disparities from a Gender Perspective
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 824574
Available from: 2023-01-30 Created: 2023-01-30 Last updated: 2023-01-31Bibliographically approved
Jordansson, B. & Peterson, H. (2022). Jämställdhet i akademin: Hinder och möjligheter när politik ska bli praktik. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställdhet i akademin: Hinder och möjligheter när politik ska bli praktik
2022 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022. p. 319
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103056 (URN)9789144155166 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2023-01-12 Created: 2023-01-12 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Peterson, H. & Jordansson, B. (2022). Managing and leading gender equality change in academia (1ed.). In: Cláudia S. Sarrico; Maria J. Rosa; Teresa Carvalho (Ed.), Research Handbook on Academic Careers and Managing Academics: (pp. 165-174). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing and leading gender equality change in academia
2022 (English)In: Research Handbook on Academic Careers and Managing Academics / [ed] Cláudia S. Sarrico; Maria J. Rosa; Teresa Carvalho, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022, 1, p. 165-174Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Gender inequality is a serious and complex challenge that needs to be addressed by academic managers and leaders, who should ensure that they facilitate increased gender equality with regards to both formal and informal institutional practices. This chapter argues for the importance of gender aware and gender competent academic managers and leaders who are willing to take on the role as change agent for gender equality and exercise gender equality change management and leadership. Explored here are the conditions for such successful change agency for gender equality. The chapter adds to previous research in this area by emphasizing the distinction between formal and informal change strategies, tasks and responsibilities. These distinctions are illustrated with examples from a study on gender mainstreaming in Swedish Higher Education where academic managers were interviewed about their implementation strategies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022 Edition: 1
Series
Elgar Handbooks in Education
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103055 (URN)10.4337/9781839102639.00021 (DOI)9781839102622 (ISBN)9781839102639 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2023-01-12 Created: 2023-01-12 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Peterson, H., Carvalho, T., Jordansson, B. & de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, M. (2021). Institutionalised Resistance to Gender equality Initiatives in Swedish and Portuguese Academia. In: Pat O'Connor; Kate White (Ed.), Gender, Power and Higher Education in a Globalised World: (pp. 25-46). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutionalised Resistance to Gender equality Initiatives in Swedish and Portuguese Academia
2021 (English)In: Gender, Power and Higher Education in a Globalised World / [ed] Pat O'Connor; Kate White, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, p. 25-46Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores institutionalised resistance to gender equality initiatives reported by 15 gender equality change agents (GECAs) in Swedish and Portuguese Higher Education (HE). Drawing on qualitative interviews with the GECAs, the study highlights similarities within the two national HE contexts, but also contextual nuances and variations. Feminist institutionalism is used as a theoretical framework which facilitates an investigation of how resistance appears embedded in the structures and processes of HE. The analysis develops the conceptual categorisation of institutionalised resistance embedded in three separate types of institutional structures and processes: (1) legitimation, (2) decision making and (3) resource allocation. The GECAs in both contexts identified the decoupling mechanisms behind these structures and processes: formal institutional rules and policies characterised by gender equality, equal opportunity and meritocracy were compromised by informal practices and routines which preserved status quo. The “mirage of equality” was therefore a reoccurring theme in both contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021
Series
Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education, ISSN 2524-6445, E-ISSN 2524-6453
Keywords
Institutionalised resistance, gender equality initiatives, meritocracy, decoupling, Sweden, Portugal, academia, gender
National Category
Gender Studies Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95596 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-69687-0_2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85112669651 (Scopus ID)9783030696863 (ISBN)9783030696870 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-11-28 Created: 2021-11-28 Last updated: 2021-11-30Bibliographically approved
Jordansson, B. & Peterson, H. (2021). Jämställdhet i akademin: Ett sisyfosarbete?. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 42(1), 3-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställdhet i akademin: Ett sisyfosarbete?
2021 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 3-9Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, Uppsala universitet, 2021
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95595 (URN)
Available from: 2021-11-28 Created: 2021-11-28 Last updated: 2021-11-30Bibliographically approved
Jordansson, B. & Peterson, H. (2021). Lokal styrning av jämställdhetsintegrering inom akademin. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 27(1), 7-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lokal styrning av jämställdhetsintegrering inom akademin
2021 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, E-ISSN 2002-343X, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 7-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Föreliggande artikel belyser olika aspekter av lokal styrning inom offentliga verksamheter där övergripande mål definieras genom politisk resultat- och målstyrning. Mer specifikt handlar det om hur Sveriges lärosäten styrs för att uppfylla det mål som gavs till dem i regeringens regleringsbrev 2016; att jämställdhetsintegrera sina verksamheter. Artikeln analyserar och diskuterar de styrtekniker som lärosätena använt sig av för att uppfylla målet. Analysen är sålunda en fallstudie av jämställdhetsarbete inom akademin. Resultaten kan dock bidra med kunskaper av en mer generell karaktär gällande styrning i offentlig verksamhet. De är dessutom av direkt relevans för totalt över 90 offentliga verksamheter som ska förverkliga det politiska uppdraget om jämställdhetsintegrering.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Arbetsvetenskap vid Karlstads universitet, 2021
Keywords
governmentality, högskolor och universitet, jämställdhetsintegrering, styrning, styrtekniker
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-89147 (URN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2021-02-01 Created: 2021-02-01 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Dahmen-Adkins, J. & Peterson, H. (2021). Micro Change Agents for Gender Equality: Transforming European Research Performing Organizations. Frontiers in Sociology, 6, Article ID 741886.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Micro Change Agents for Gender Equality: Transforming European Research Performing Organizations
2021 (English)In: Frontiers in Sociology, E-ISSN 2297-7775, Vol. 6, article id 741886Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the experiences of micro change agents for gender equality in seven European Research Performing Organizations in seven different countries. The micro change agents were all participants of an international collaborative project consortium, implementing gender equality plans (GEPs), and funded by the European Commission during 4 years. The analysis draws on empirical data consisting of information submitted by the micro change agents during these 4 years and collected using three different monitoring tools, developed within the project to follow the progress of the implementation efforts, but also to provide an arena for individual and collaborative reflection and knowledge exchange between the partners. The aim of the article is to present a systematic analysis of the change practices that these micro change agents experienced as useful and important for promoting gender equality in their different organizational contexts. A total of six such micro change practices are identified, emerging from the empirical data: 1. communicating, 2. community building, 3. building trust and legitimacy, 4. accumulating and using resources, 5. using and transferring knowledge, and 6. drawing on personal motivation. The findings illustrate the multifaceted character of micro change agency for gender equality, particularly in a time-limited project context with a designated funding period. The results from this study can be useful when developing gender equality strategies, policies and practices and can also be used to empower gender equality micro change agents that face challenges while trying to implement GEPs and promote structural change in any kind of institution.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2021
Keywords
Action reseach, change agents, gender equality, gender equality plans, implementation theory, monitoring, structural change project, transformative science
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95275 (URN)10.3389/fsoc.2021.741886 (DOI)000716698200001 ()34708109 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85117948591 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-29 Created: 2021-10-29 Last updated: 2021-11-22Bibliographically approved
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