Book Launch - Sexism in Higher Education and Research

Understanding, Exploring, Acting. Thursday 4 November 2021, 16.00-20.00 Bella Sky, Center Boulevard 5, Copenhagen

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 16:00 to 20:00


On Friday 2 October 2020, an e-mail went out from a group of 16 initiators to the entire Danish Academic sector, with an open invitation to sign the petition "Sexism at Danish Universities". Six days later, 689 signatures and more than 800 testimonies had been collected, with some of them made public in the newspaper, Politiken.

In honour of the many testimonies sent to the mailbox, as well as the numerous instances of those who reached out to members of the group of initiators personally, beyond the mailbox input, the group of initiators decided to use the stories collected to produce a website containing knowledge and resources to not just show the scope of the problem, but also to act upon it. Complementing the website is a book which is freely available in its preliminary version. The complete version will be ready on 4 November 2021.

To mark the launch of the book, we hereby invite everyone interested - students, employees, employers, and managers at academic institutions and other organisations - to join us for some presentations and discussions on the 4 November 2021 between 16.00-20.00 at Bella Sky, Copenhagen.

Registration will begin at 15.30, we politely ask for you to arrive and register your attendance prior to the introduction at 16.00

This event is also available online via Zoom.

Please note, that the full programme will not be available to those attending virtually. The interactive workshops will be for physical attendees only. A Zoom link will be sent by email to those who wish to attend virtually, two days before the event.

At the event, participants will both gain insights on the book and its elements as well as the opportunity to participate in workshops on how to use the various elements of the book.



15.30 – 16.00 Event desk will open for Registration

16.00 – 16.10 Welcome by Mie Plotnikof, Associate Professor, Aarhus University

16.10 – 16.20 University Management Perspective: Inger Askehave, Constituted President, Copenhagen Business School

16.20 – 16.30 Presenting the Book: Anna Franciska Einersen, Research Assistant, Copenhagen Business School

16.30 – 16.40 Sexism and the Leaky Pipeline: Jo Krøjer, Associate Professor, Roskilde University

16.40 – 16.50 Bias and Everyday Sexism: Sara Louise Muhr, Professor (mso), Copenhagen Business School

16.50 – 17.00 Listening to the victims’ voices: Lea Skewes, Post Doc, Aarhus University

17.00 – 17.10 Break

17.10 – 17.20 Processes and Responses: Sorcha MacLeod, Marie Curie Fellow, Associate Professor, Copenhagen University

17.20 – 17.30 Engaging with the elephant in the room: Sexism in an organizational perspective: Eva Sophia Myers, Head of section, Leader of SDU’s Gender Equality Team, HR, University of Southern Denmark

17.30 – 17.40 The Pedagogics and Method of Vignettes as a Tool to Counteract Sexism: Ana Maria Munar, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School

17.40 – 17.50 University Management Perspective: Johnny Laursen, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University

17.50 – 18.30 Parallel workshops designed to work with - and train participants in - the methods of the book: Facilitated by the authors of the book

18.30 – 20.00 Reception: Fingerfood and Bubbles

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The event is free, but seats are limited, so registration is necessary.

More information about the event will follow. We look forward to seeing you.

Organised by Aarhus University, University of Southern Denmark and Copenhagen Business School

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