We are exploring links between gender and precarity in academia in the European context. We will consider impacts and implications of widespread precarity for individuals, careers, institutions, learning conditions, research and knowledge creation, and gender equality. This will take into account intersections of gender and precarity with caring status, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, (dis)abilities and staff / student status. Finally, we aim to make the case for change.
We are planning to meet on a monthly basis, share our work through events and publication, develop our network and build a case for change. This is an important topic due to the detrimental impacts of precarity on individual staff; their wellbeing and careers; university cultures; learning and teaching; research and knowledge creation; future workforce capacity and gender, race, disability and other equalities.