Sexual harassment and unbalanced power dynamics in academia

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Academia, like any other professional field, is not exempt from abuse of power including sexual harassment. Because academics are under pressure to deliver research excellence, high-impact publications and funding and the hierarchical and dependence of the relationships, academia is a propice environment for sexual harassment. Join us for a conversation about sexual harassment and the consequences of unbalanced power dynamics in academia. We will frame the discussion around mechanisms that have been developed at the institutional level to prevent and penalize sexual harassment, and other non-institutional mechanisms that exist to support and help victims. 

Two international experts will provide their knowledge and perspective on this topic: Dr. Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg and Dr. Ana Vidu. Claudia is a visiting researcher in the field of science, technology, and society studies at the University of Edinburgh. She will share how her research on science and power dynamics intertwines with her activism. Dr. Ana Vidu is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of California-Berkeley, USA, leading the UniswithHeart project on mechanisms to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in universities, an extension of her pioneer PhD research.


Disclaimer: The Marie Curie Alumni Association and the organizers assume no responsibility and liability for individual statements. All information provided in the webinar that is not clearly identified as research results may be innacurate or incomplete, and no warranties, express or implied, are given.