Hi Lorenz! Thanks for mentioning my post; I’m really interested to hear that similar kinds of gender imbalances occur in Norway, Germany and Switzerland too. (I think it may be similar in France as well, to judge by the handful of anthropology events I’ve seen here, but I haven’t seen any figures.) It would be interesting to see how these kind of gender (im)balances vary across countries… that would be a comparative research project in itself, though. But I guess if it’s similar across international boundaries that must point to similar kinds of structural forces at work in academic disciplines around the globe. Which would be super neat to find out about.
take care, eli
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Hi Eli, I don’t know if there structural forces at work in academic disciplines or if it’s just gender roles in general. This imbalance does not apply only to anthropology: Here in Norway, all seminars on minority issues, multiculturalism, integration etc are mostly attended by women, while “hard sciences” are dominated by men (while it might be more balanced in Eastern Europe).
While I was working with refugees in the municipality (office job), I was surrounded by women - these imbalances might be more extreme in Norway than in other countries as Norway has one of the most conservative gender roles in Europe.