Gender and Quality

Prestige: Gender equality in research leadership at UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a project combining research with cultural and policy-changing initiatives to promote gender balance in top research positions. The project is supported by the Research Council of Norway (the BALANSE program). 

In the «Workshop on Gender and Quality” we come together to discuss issues of gender inequality and gendered structures within academia.

We will investigate how concepts like scientific quality and excellence are interpreted and applied within university settings, and how gendered structures, implicit bias, micro inequality, discrimination, and sexual and gendered harassment affect academia. These are questions relevant to decision-making processes, such as the assessment and evaluation of scientific work, the organization and execution of hiring processes, and the appointment of leaders to big research projects.

The workshop will focus both on gender in academia in general, and on gender imbalance within philosophy in particular.

All are welcome! 

The deadline for registration is Sept 18th.

If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Sigfrid Kjeldaas (


Philosophy and Gender (E 0101)

Monday, Sept 23


Chair: Kjersti Fjørtoft

12.15- 13.00: Tove Pettersen: Philosophy and feminism: On the relationship between (the lack of) gender perspectives and gender balance in the field of philosophy

13.15: 14.00: Inga Bostad: Gender balance as norm criticism, gender blindness and diversity in Norwegian philosophy

14.00- 14.20: Gender imbalance and philosophy - discussion (Plenary: Tove Pettersen and Inga Bostad)


14.20 – 14.40: coffee


Chair: Sigfrid Kjeldaas

14.40 - 15.10: Elin Svenneby: Ka Slags feminist e du? En pliktoppfyllende stipendiats memorarer

15.20 - 15.50: Fredrik Nilsen: Balanse i filosofiens historie

16.00 - 16.30:  Trine Antonsen: #Metoo in academia: On the relevance of MacKinnon's "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"


Chair: Kjersti Fjørtoft

16.40 – 17.20: Kjønnsubalanse og filosofi – årsaker og virkemidler – felles diskusjon (Plenum: Elin Svenneby, Fredrik Nilsen, Trine Antonsen)


19:00: Dinner at Hildr


Equality and quality within academia (E 0101)

Tuesday, September. 24


09.00: Coffee

Chair Malin Rönnblom

09.10- 09.40: Kjersti Fjørtoft:  What is happening when we assess each other? Gender equality, epistemic injustice and micro inequality

09.50 – 10.30: Melina Duarte, Annamari Vitikainen, Maria Danielsen: Parenting in social welfare states: A backfire for academics in the tenure track

10.45- 11.30: Cathrine Egeland: Gender imbalance in the field of history


 11.30-12.30 Lunch


Chair: Annamari Vitikainen

12.30 - 13.00: Mervi Heikkinen: Capturing intersectional gendered excellence in science and technology

13.10 - 13.40: Malin Rönnblom: The difficulties to articulate problems in an era of bench marketing

13.40 - 14.00: Coffee


Chair: Melina Duarte

14.00 – 14.45 : Plenum: The culture of academia, gender equality and diversity

(Sigfrid Kjeldaas, Kjersti Fjørtoft, Cathrine Egeland, Malin Rönnblom)


15.00 – 15:45 Prestige project meeting: “What we have learned – what we wish to pursue” (E 0104)







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Starter: 23. september 2019 kl. 12.15
Slutter: 24. september 2019 kl. 16.45
Hvor: Faculty of humanities, social sciences and education, E 0101
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: ansatte, studenter
Kontakt: Sigfrid Kjeldaas

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