Resources on gender equality

Resources on gender equality in science, higher education and research; web portals and online tools, statistical and other public reports and research literature. 200923 GENIE - GE literature library september 2020.pdfDownload the library

Here you can find articles, websites, and reports in the field of Gender (in-)equality in academia; they will give you arguments, data, rationales, and suggested solutions. Many web resources are multifaceted, and the reports state facts and figures from all over the world and all academic subjects.​

Web portals and online tools 

AAUW (American Association of University Women) The STEM gap. Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

EIGE (European Gender Equality Institute) Gender mainstreaming toolkit for academia and research 

EIGE Gender budgeting toolkit 

Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment portal

Gender in SITE (Science, Innovation, Technology and Engineering), a programme unit of UNESCO hosted by The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

GENPORT portal. Community sourced internet portal on gender and science

GENSET Recommendations for Actions on the Gender Dimension in Science,

Lindberg, Malin (2019) Digitala verktyg för jämställdhet och inkludering. Luleå tekniska universitet.!/file/Digitala%20verktyg%20fo%CC%88r%20ja%CC%88msta%CC%88lldhet%20och%20inkludering.pdf

Jämstä Swedish Gender Equality Authority (Jämställdhetsmyndigheten, JÄMY) portal

The Yesway – jämställt och inkluderande innovationsfrämjande

Statistical and other public reports (Swedish, Nordic, European)

Andersson, J., Han Berg, C. & Kolm, C. (2012) Jämställdhetsobservationer i fyra beredningsgrupper vid Vetenskapsrådet 2011. Vetenskapsrådets lilla rapportserie 3: 2012.

Ahlqvist, V., Andersson, J., Söderqvist, L. & Tumpane, J. (2015) En jämställd process? – en kvalitativ undersökning av bedömningen av forskningsbidragsansökningar 2014. Vetenskapsrådets rapporter 2015.

Bergman, S. & Rustad, L, (2013) The Nordic region – a step closer to gender balance in research? Joint Nordic strategies and measures to promote gender balance among researchers in academia. Nordic Council of Ministers, TemaNord 2013:544. 

European Commission (2019): She Figures 2018.

European Commission (2017) Implicit Gender Biases During Evaluations: How to Raise Awareness and Change Attitudes? Workshop Report, Brussels, 30-31 May, 2017.

European Commission (2009) Women in Science and Technology. Creating Sustainable Careers. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Commission (2004) (Addis, E. & Brouns, M., ed.) Gender and Excellence in the Making. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Jämställdhetsmyndigheten (2020) Jämställdhet i akademin.

LERU (League of European Research Universities) (2018) Implicit bias in academia: a challenge to meritocratic principle and women’s careers – and what to do about it. LERU Advice Paper 23: 2018.

LERU (League of European Research Universities) (2015) Gendered research and innovation. Integrating sex and gender analysis into the research process. LERU Advice Paper 12: 2015.

Royal Society (2015) Understanding unconscious bias briefing.

SOU 2011:1. Svart på vitt – om jämställdhet i akademin. Delegationen för jämställdhet i högskolan, slutbetänkande. 
Stening, Eva (2020). Uppföljning av rekryteringsmål för professorer 2017–2019. Universitetskanslersämbetet. 

Söderqvist, L., Baard, P., Hellström, A. & Kolm. C (2017) En jämställd process – jämställdhetsobservationer i Vetenskapsrådets bedömningsgrupper 2016. Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet. 

UKÄ (Robin Moberg, Ellinor Alvesson) (2020) Bedömning av jämställdhet i forskarutbildningar. En analys av metod och resultat i UKÄ:s utvärderingar, UKÄ Rapport 2020:04.

Research literature

Al-Gazali, L., Valian, V., Barres, B., Andrei, E. Y., Wu, L. A., Moss Racusin, C., Handelsman, J & Husu, L. (2013) “Laboratory life: Scientists of the world speak up for equality”, Nature, 495(7439), 35-38.

Britton, DM. (2017) ”Beyond the chilly climate: The salience of gender in women’s academic careers”, Gender & Society 31 (1), 5-27.

Callerstig, A-C & Lindholm, K. (2011) ”Det motsägelsefulla arbetet med jämställdhets¬¬integrering”, Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, nr 2–3.

Callerstig, A-C., (2014) Making equality work: Ambiguities, conflicts and change agents in the implementation of equality policies in public sector organisations. Dissertation. Linköping University Press.

Caprile, M. & al. (red.) (2012): Meta-analysis of gender and science research. Synthesis report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Drew, Eileen and Siobhan Canavan (eds.) The Gender-Sensitive University. A Contradiction in Terms? Routledge 2020.

Faulkner, W., 2007. Nuts and Bolts and People' Gender-Troubled Engineering Identities. Social studies of science, 37(3), pp. 331-356.

Faulkner, W., 2009. Doing gender in engineering workplace cultures. I. Observations from the field. Engineering studies, 1(1), pp.3-18.

Faulkner, W. (2009) Doing gender in engineering workplace cultures. II. Gender in/authenticity and the in/visibility paradox, Engineering Studies, 1 (3), 169-189. 

Fox, M.F., Bunker Whittington, K. & Linkova, M. (2017) “Gender, (in)equity and the scientific workforce”, i Felt, U., Fouché, R., Miller, C. & Smith-Doerr, L. (red.) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge – London: MIT Press. 

Hearn, Jeff. "Men and masculinities in academia: Towards gender-sensitive perspectives, processes, policies and practices." In Drew, Eileen and Siobhan Canavan (eds.) The Gender-Sensitive University, pp. 97-109. Routledge 2020. 

Husu, Liisa, and Paula Koskinen (2010) "Gendering excellence in technological research: a comparative European perspective." Journal of technology management & innovation 5, no. 1 (2010): 127-139.

Husu, L. (2005) Dold könsdiskriminering på akademiska arenor – osynligt, synligt, subtilt, Högskoleverkets rapportserie 2005:41 R.

Husu, L. (2004) “Gate-keeping, gender equality and scientific excellence”. I E. Addis & M. Brouns (red.) Gender and Excellence in the Making. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, s. 69–76. 

Husu, Liisa. "On metaphors on the position of women in academia and science." NORA: Nordic Journal of Women's Studies 9, no. 3 (2001): 172-181.

Husu, L. (2001) Sexism, support and survival in academia: academic women and hidden discrimination in Finland. Social psychological studies 6. Department of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki. 

Kalm, Sara (2019) Om akademiskt hushållsarbete och dess fördelning. Sociologisk forskning, 56(1), pp.5-26.

Meulders, D., D´Orchai, S., Plasman, R., & Rigo, A. (2010) Gender wage gap and funding. Meta-analysis of gender and science research – Topic report.

Miner, K.N., January, S.C., Dray, K.K. and Carter-Sowell, A.R. (2019), "Is it always this cold? Chilly interpersonal climates as a barrier to the well-being of early-career women faculty in STEM", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 38 No. 2, pp. 226-245. 

Moss Racusin, C.A., Dovidio, J.F., Brescoll, V., Graham, M., Handelsman, J. (2012) “Faculty's subtle gender biases favor male students”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 2012, 109 (41):16474-16479.

Mählck, P. (2012) ”Differentiering och excellens i det nya forskningslandskapet. Om kön, tystnad och performativa vithetshandlingar”, Tidskrift för genusvetenskap 1–2: 25–48.

National Academy of Sciences (2007) Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering. Washington D.C.: National Academies Press.

O’Brien, K.R., McAbee, S.T., Hebl, M.R. and Rodgers, J.R. (2016) The impact of interpersonal discrimination and stress on health and performance for early career STEM academicians. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, p.615.

O’Connor, Pat, Clare O’Hagan, Eva Sophia Myers, Liv Baisner, Georgi Apostolov, Irina Topuzova, Gulsun Saglamer, Mine G. Tan, and Hulya Caglayan (2020). "Mentoring and sponsorship in higher education institutions: men’s invisible advantage in STEM?." Higher Education Research & Development (2020): 1-14. 

Sandström, U., Wold, A., Jordansson, B., Ohlsson, B., & Smedberg, Å. (2010) Hans Excellens: om miljardsatsningarna på starka forskningsmiljöer. Stockholm: Delegationen för jämställdhet i högskolan.

Van den Brink, Marieke, and Yvonne Benschop. "Gender in academic networking: The role of gatekeepers in professorial recruitment." Journal of Management Studies 51, no. 3 (2014): 460-492.

Van den Brink, M. & Benschop, Y. (2012) “Slaying the Seven-Headed Dragon: The Quest for Gender Change in Academia”, Gender, Work & Organization 19 (1): 71–92.

Van den Brink, Marieke, and Yvonne Benschop. "Gender practices in the construction of academic excellence: Sheep with five legs." Organization 19, no. 4 (2012): 507-524.

Van den Brink, Marieke, Yvonne Benschop, and Willy Jansen. "Transparency in academic recruitment: a problematic tool for gender equality?." Organization Studies 31, no. 11 (2010): 1459-1483.

Diverse teams literature (updated June 2021)

Azmat, G. Gender diversity in teams (2019) IZA World of Labor 2019: 29 doi: 10.15185/izawol.29.v2
Fine, Cordelia, Victor Sojo, and Holly Lawford‐Smith (2020) "Why does workplace gender diversity matter? Justice, organizational benefits, and policy." Social Issues and Policy Review 14, no. 1 (2020): 36-72.

Humbert, A.L., Guenther, E.A. & Müller, J. (2021) Not Simply ‘Counting Heads’: A Gender Diversity Index for the Team Level. Soc Indic Res (2021).

McKinsey & Co (2020) Diversity wins. How inclusion matters. Available at: 

McKinsey & Co (2018) Delivering through diversity. Available at: 

Nielsen, M.W., Bloch, C.W. & Schiebinger, L. Making gender diversity work for scientific discovery and innovation. Nat Hum Behav 2, 726–734 (2018).

Nielsen, Mathias Wullum, Sharla Alegria, Love Börjeson, Henry Etzkowitz, Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Aparna Joshi, Erin Leahey, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Anita Williams Woolley, Londa Schiebinger: Gender diversity leads to better science
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Feb 2017, 114 (8) 1740-1742; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1700616114, available at: 

Rock, David and Grant, Heidi (2016) Why diverse teams are smarter, Harvard Business Review 11, 2016,

Triana, Maria (2017) Managing Diversity in Organizations. Routledge. 
World Economic Forum (2019) Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace.

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