Mitchell Centre Seminar Series
|Dates:||4 October 2017|
|Times:||16:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
Elisa Bellotti, University of Manchester
Women in science. Research collaboration in Italian Academia from a gender perspective.
The paper analyses the position and outcome of female scientists in the local system of public funding to academic disciplines in Italy. In specific, we look at 10 years (2001 – 2010) of the Italian Ministry of University and Research funding of Projects of National Interest (Prin) in all the disciplinary areas: in this dataset we observe the percentage of women funded in each discipline, their role in the grants and in the academia, their tendency to collaborate across gender compared to their male counterpart, and the total amount of funding they receive in the ten years under analysis. We then select the top funded people across all disciplines, and look at how their personal networks of collaborations have changed in time. The goal is to see if women adopt different network strategies to their male counterparts. While results presented here are preliminary, they suggest that women are still under-represented in Italian Academia, they occupy less prestigious roles and overall receive less money than male scientists. Successful women tend to collaborate more with men than women, confirming the advantage of heterophilous ties in hierarchical networks. Differences across disciplinary areas are discussed, and used to inform a future research agenda on the role of gender in scientific research.
Organisation: University of Manchester
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