Women Thriving in Academia

Women Thriving in Academia

by Marian Mahat (Editor)


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on April 26, 2021


In a male-dominated higher education sector characterised by overt and subtle adversities for women, the path for women in academia is rarely a simple and easy one. This book sets out to empower women in academia to unite in sharing their stories, inspiring and encouraging one another. 

Providing international perspectives from Asia, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and packed with real examples, success stories and practical advice from academic women at all levels, this timely text equips readers to understand how we can move higher education institutions beyond the constraints that have held highly competent women back for far too long. Chronicling both the challenges and opportunities posed by the higher education sector, and cutting across the fields of leadership, management and gender studies, the contributors offer a finely curated collection which empowers women not only to better navigate the academic world, but thrive in it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781839822292
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication date: 04/26/2021
Series: Surviving and Thriving in Academia Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marian Mahat is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She has more than twenty years of professional and academic experience, spanning several universities, the Australian Federal and local governments, as well as the private sector. Her research focuses on improving student learning and outcomes in various educational and learning environmental contexts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Women thriving in academia: exploring the terrain; Marian Mahat 
Chapter 2. Making work count: the journey towards meaning in academia; Chin Ee Loh  
Chapter 3. Legitimacy and collegial relationships for a woman of color in the academy; Zukiswa Mthimunye-Kekana 
Chapter 4. Women leading in academia: voices from within the ivory tower; Marian Mahat, Rita Hardiman, Kate Howell, and Iderlina Mateo-Babiano 
Chapter 5. Learning to lead by saying yes; A. Lin Goodwin 
Chapter 6. The power of networks in the gendered academy; Emily Yarrow  
Chapter 7. Women’s work: education-focused academics in higher education; Pauline M Ross 
Chapter 8. The xchange festival. Small x, big change?; Kate Carruthers Thomas  
Chapter 9. Using a portfolio approach to navigate academia; Elizabeth Hartnell-Young 
Chapter 10. What now for the modern female academic; Marian Mahat

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