Mirror, mirror on the wall, who´s most powerful of them all?
Mirror, mirror is a four year research project (2013-2016) funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The project team consists of renowned Norwegian gender researchers, together with an international network of prominent scholars. The project will also include PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
The primary goal of the Mirror, mirror project is to explore the cultural and social dynamics of gender in influential sectors of society, such as the financial elite, the petrolium industry and the military. What is it about gender, power, and leadership that create a situation wherein men continue to be the leaders of powerful organizations, and how can one think politically about it? Read more...
The Gendered Dynamics of Power
26 March 2015 the Mirror Mirror project, in collaboration with partners at the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, will host a one-day conference in London titeled The Gendered Dynamics of Power.
The Conference aims to explore how power continues to operate in a gendered way despite decades of feminist critique. It focuses especially on relational and organisational contexts, and deploys psychosocial and psychodynamic concepts and practices to advance understanding of what sustains and what might subvert these gendered dynamics.
The Glass Ceiling : Metaphor and Mechanisms
In cooperation with CORE - Center for Research on Gender Equality and the women´s network GroNett, Mirror Mirror is organizing a conference on the Glass Ceiling in Trondheim, June 15.-16.
The Glass Ceiling is a contested metaphor for describing vertical segreation in organizations. During a one-day open conference (in English) and a following research seminar (in Nordic languages) the Glass Ceiling will be critically scrutinized. Does it make sense to keep using the concept? If so - what does the Glass Ceiling consist of? Men hindering women? Women´s lack of confidence? Biased recruitment processes? Incompatible requirements for combining family and top positions? Is the Glass Ceiling psycological, practical, biological, structural, cultural... or all this and even more?
Abstracts of maximum 500 words can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st 2015.
The Gendered Dynamics of Power, 26 March 2015
Joint event beteween Mirror, Mirror and members of the Department of Psycholsocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.