About this Research Topic
However, in many contexts discourses informing policy frameworks have shifted from equal opportunities and gender equity as a social justice imperative, to a ‘managing diversity’ focus which is promoted as better for business and in the national economic interest; and from widespread acceptance of societal support and collectivist alliance to individualism and responsibilisation. It is also known that cuts in gender equality structures occur during times of economic downturn and corresponding austerity (Briskin, 2014).
We therefore invite research and position papers that discuss effective gender equity policy, current gender equity policy manoeuvres, and the impact of COVID-19 on gender equity policy frameworks.
The key questions to be addressed in this Research Topic include:
- What novel institutional, national, and international initiatives support gender equity in the academy?
- What intersectional approaches to developing effective gender equity policy have been adopted?
- What impact have managing diversity and responsibilisation discourses had on gender equity policy in universities?
- What gender equity policy manoeuvres have occurred/are occurring post-COVID-19, and what are their likely impacts?
We encourage the submission of papers that consider these issues in relation to all staff groups in higher education (including academics and professional, technical, and support staff).
Keywords: gender equality policies, higher education, gender equity, policy framework, academy, COVID-19
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