The Positioning and Making of Female Professors

Pushing Career Advancement Open

  • Rowena Murray
  • Denise Mifsud

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)

About this book


This book explores the experiences and perspectives of female professors. Analysing the gendering of this process using various theoretical perspectives, this edited collection examines the active ‘making’ of careers, and how this has been possible. The editors and contributors cut across institutions, cultures and continents to seek to understand how women navigate the gendered process of becoming a professor, with each chapter applying a different theoretical or methodological approach to her experience. The chapters are not mere descriptions of career trajectories, but analytic narratives anchored within distinct theoretical and philosophical frameworks. In turn, they shed important light on how – and if – institutional structures and systems are adapting to move towards gender equality. Offering practical advice as well as thoughtful reflection, this book will be of especial interest to early career female academics. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rowena Murray
    • 1
  • Denise Mifsud
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of the West of ScotlandAyrUK
  2. 2.Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Educational ResearchUniversity of MaltaMsidaMalta

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-26186-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-26187-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6445
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6453
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