Research Repository

Gender, Foreignness and Academia: An Intersectional Analysis of the Experiences of Foreign Women Academics in UK Business Schools

Johansson, M and Śliwa, M (2014) 'Gender, Foreignness and Academia: An Intersectional Analysis of the Experiences of Foreign Women Academics in UK Business Schools.' Gender, Work and Organization, 21 (1). 18 - 36. ISSN 0968-6673

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This article explores the experiences of a growing but hitherto under-researched category of academics employed within UK higher education: women of non-UK origin. Drawing on an intersectional approach, we examine how gender and foreignness act as dynamic, interrelating categories in producing particular subjectivities in the context of UK business schools. We employ a qualitative methodology based on narrative interviews with 31 foreign women academics. In the analysis, we outline the broader global forces that have shaped their trajectories in choosing the UK as their destination, and the place of gender and foreignness in the participants' narratives of their experience. Our findings point to how the discourse of internationalization conceals intra-categorical differences among non-national staff, further supported by a merit-based system that promotes an individualized view. However, participants' narratives provide examples of how gender and foreignness are mobilized in different ways by different actors - including themselves - in the production of social locations. As such, the paper contributes to critical debates regarding the academic workplace and the changing conditions of UK academia. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Centre for Work, Organisation and Society
Depositing User: Jo Wiltshire
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2013 14:53
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2017 02:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/6006

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item