Women in Academia: Underrepresentation and Discrimination
Date: Wednesday, 9th December 2020
Professor Eileen Barker OBE FBA, London School of Economics
Dr Christine Callender, UCL Institute of Education
Prof Abby Day, Goldsmiths, University of London
Iysha Arun, Research Fellow, Dialogue Society
The underrepresentation of women and the gender pay gap in academia are prominent issues in the UK. Women, compared to male peers, earn less, occupy fewer top tier positions, and receive fewer grants and scholarships. Women occupy very few senior positions in academic positions in the UK, while female academics earn 12% less than their male counterparts. Women also face a particular challenge especially in male-dominated fields in academia.
This panel will explore these challenges and discriminatory practices women academics face in academia.