Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins

Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins
RWTH Aachen University · Sociology of Technology and Organization

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Introduction
I work as senior researcher at the chair for Sociology of Technology and Organization, Institute for Sociology, RWTH Aachen University. My current projects are CHANGE and LeTSGEPs (H2020 programme) and GenderNetz (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research).

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Wie kann eine Verknüpfung der Termini »soziale Gerechtigkeit« (social justice) und »Geschlechtergerechtigkeit« dazu beitragen, Wissenschaft und Forschung besser zu verstehen? Unsere These ist: Wissenschaftssysteme wären auch bei erreichter Geschlechterparität noch sozial ungerecht (z. B. Exzellenzdiskussion, prekäre Beschäftigungsverhältnisse) – d....
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This Monitoring Handbook offers guidelines and recommendations concerning monitoring which were developed and applied during four years of monitoring activities in the GenderTime project. It also includes detailed information about the specific monitoring tools that were designed and implemented within the GenderTime project. As a Handbook, it thus...
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This paper focuses on monitoring as a key component of successful structural change projects. Project monitoring is usually defined as an ongoing collection of project data in order to assess whether a project is going in the right direction and follows the pace and stages set beforehand. This paper elaborates on the how, what and when of successfu...
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This article explores the experiences of micro change agents for gender equality in seven European Research Performing Organizations in seven different countries. The micro change agents were all participants of an international collaborative project consortium, implementing gender equality plans (GEPs), and funded by the European Commission during...
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This publication is the result of four and a half years of experiences and joint efforts of the CHANGE project, in which five newcomer institutions in the field of institutional gender equality work set out to design and implement gender equality plans (GEPs) for their respective science and research organisations, with the cooperation of two exper...
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Introduction. Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, the CHANGE project –Challenging Gender (In)Equality in Science and Research– aims to create and implement tailor-made gender equality plans (GEPs) in research performing organisations (RPOs). To make GEPs more sustainable, efforts are being made to stimulate institutional cultural change toward...
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Schulz, Astrid/Dahmen-Adkins, Jennifer/ Wolffram, Andrea (2020): „Dass Netzwerke Einfluss haben, ist doch normal …“ – Zu den Karrierebedingungen von Postdocs in den Ingenieurwissenschaften und der Informationstechnologie. Tagungsbericht zum Abschlussworkshop des Projekts GenderNetz am 8. und 9. Oktober 2020. Journal Netzwerk Frauen- und Geschlechte...
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Übersetzungsschwierigkeiten von der Theorie in die Praxis gelten als eine Ursache, warum Barrieren für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter in Wissenschaft und Forschung nach wie vor bestehen und Empfehlungen für Veränderungen bis dato zu selten in die Tat umgesetzt wurden. Basierend auf Erfahrungen aus Gleichstellungsprojekten wird im vorliegenden...
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This small and concise publication comprises workshopping ideas for the co-production of knowledge in an online setting. The recommendations were discussed in a series of conversations in the context of the project CHANGE.
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Diese Broschüre sensibilisiert durch die Aufbereitung der Ergebnisse des Projekts für Chancenungleichheiten, die durch Netzwerke entstehen. In dieser Broschüre kommen unterschiedliche Personengruppen zu Wort: Postdocs berichten über Karrierebedingungen und -bedarfe; Professor*innen und Gruppenleiter*innen beschreiben ihr Förderverhalten aus ihren P...
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Zitation: Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins, Anne Göttgens, Andrea Wolffram: „Es gibt da immer einen Weg“ – Genderbias durch Netzwerke in der Technik, in: blog interdisziplinäre geschlechterforschung, 09.04.2019, www.gender-blog.de/beitrag/netzwerke-in-der-technik/, DOI: https://doi.org/10.17185/gender/20190409
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In this paper we elaborate on the most significant changes reported on at the end of a four-year long European gender equality change project. During these four years more than 20 change agents actively worked to implement gender equality action plans in seven different research institutions. During the final months of the project, monitoring data...
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The number of women in the STEM sciences decreases the higher you look up the career ladder. Although the number of female university entrants reached 22% fifteen years ago, the percentage of female professors at universities and universities of applied sciences in this subject group in Germany is currently around 12%. Universities and other scienc...
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Ein breiteres Spektrum wissenschaftlicher und technologischer Kompetenzen bei jungen Menschen zu erreichen, ist eine der Herausforderungen für Europa. Im Beitrag zeigen wir anhand eines Praxisbeispiels, wie sich Schülerinnen und Schüler in fünf Ländern (Dänemark, Deutschland, Niederlande, Norwegen und Österreich) durch die Anwendung eines je länder...
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Increasing and fostering equal opportunities in (information) technological science careers is on top of the political agendas in most European countries. Besides increasing numbers of female students, who enrol and graduate in STEM majors, the share of women still declines the higher the qualification levels are. Research institutions put effort...
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Unter welchen Bedingungen kann die Gleich-stellung der Geschlechter-bzw. soziale Gerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung erreicht (oder verbessert) werden? Welche konkret wirksamen Maßnahmen gibt es, auch um z.T. gegenläufige Praktiken auszuhebeln? Das Buch wendet sich an Praktiker*innen und Forscher*innen gleichermaßen, die sich sowohl über be...
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The Monitoring Handbook outlines the guidelines and recommendations concerning monitoring which were developed and applied during 4 years in the GenderTime project. It also includes detailed information about the specific monitoring tools that were designed and implemented within the GenderTime project. By providing this type of practical informati...
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Over the last three years the EU-funded project ‘useITsmartly’ focused on developing a didactical concept for communicating the energy efficient use of information and communication technology (ICT) to and with youths of 16–20 years old. The underlying idea of the project aims at capacity building and subsequent behavioral change of young people vi...
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Teaching young people about sustainable and environmentally friendly aspects of living is one of the many important challenges in the 21st Century. The title question “Google it?! But at what price?” should not be understood solely in terms of economics, but also with regard to the costs the environment ‘pays’ for the extensive use of information a...
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The presentation informs about a participatory project with young people on the topic of green use of information and communication technologies. Besides the presentation of the developed didactical ‘Green IT Peer’ concept the audience will be informed about outcomes of focus group discussions and creativity workshops with adolescents. The questi...
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In order to contribute to addressing complex real-world problems, such as widespread unemployment, global climate change, and escalating health care costs policy makers have identified forms of engaged scientific research and disciplines to be motivators of change (Gibbons et al. 2001; Bammer 2013). Scientists have more and more taken on the task o...
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This paper summarizes results of two empirical studies undertaken at the University of Wuppertal in Germany. In a qualitative survey utterances of future professors about their personal ideas on realizing gender equality at the university were recorded and analyzed. Supplementary results of a just closed quantitative survey give information about s...
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With a social media- and peer education-approach the European project „useITsmartly“ aims at building a community of young people to not only share knowledge about energy saving, but moreover change behaviour and adopt a sustainable lifestyle. For achieving this aim, the transdiciplinary project unites educators, researchers and young people develo...
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Women’s under-representation in science and technology has been a major concern for the European Commission since nearly two decades (c.f. ETAN Report 2000, ENWISE Report 2004, Gender and Excellence in the Making 2004, WIRDEM Report 2008, Benchmarking Policy Measures for Gender Equality in Science 2008, She Figures 2013). While first the attention...
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Images of engineering majors and jobs often go along with general and gender specific stereotypes of science, engineering and technology (SET) and outdated clichés about scientists and engineers. Some of these stereotypical attitudes are still active and have great impact on study decision making processes and students’ job expectations. This paper...
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Imag es o f en g in eerin g majors an d job s g o alo n g with en d u rin g n eg ativ e stereotypes of science, engineering and technology (SET) often connected to images of hegemonic masculinity or gender stereotypes. Some of these stereotypical attitudes are still active and have great impact on study decision making proces s es and s tudents ' e...
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Images of science, engineering and technology (SET) are often connected to outdated clichés about nerdy scientists and boring engineers representing various gender stereotypes. According to current studies many of these stereotypical schemes are still active and have great impact on study decision making processes and students' job expectations in...
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'Der Aufsatz basiert auf dem Forschungsprojekt Womeng 'Creating Cultures of Success for Women Engineers' (www.womeng.net), das von der EU-Kommission im 5. Rahmenprogramm (2002-2005) finanziert wurde und an dem Deutschland, Finnland, Frankreich, Griechenland, Großbritannien, Österreich und die Slowakei beteiligt waren. Untersucht wurden die Hochschu...
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The paper describes elements of engineering organizational cultures and structures in higher engineering education from the European project WomEng. Hypotheses, based on state of the art, refer to: women friendly presentation, attractiveness of interdisciplinary teaching methods, single sex education, perceptions of minority status, feelings of iso...
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The paper is closely related to the results of the European Commission funded project WomEng -"Creating Cultures of Success for Women Engineers" (HPSE-CT-2002-00109) which ran from November 2002 until October 2005. Aims of the project were to investigate the under-representation of women in engineering education and professional life in seven invol...

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The COST Action “Making Early Career Investigators' Voices Heard for Gender Equality” (VOICES) aims at increasing visibility of inequalities faced by Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) from a gender perspective and to promote a sustainable dialogue between YRIs and stakeholders in the research ecosystem at the systemic level (European & national policy-makers) and the institutional level (senior researchers, academic managers) by creating a community of gender equality practitioners composed of various stakeholders (YRIs, researchers, academic managers, organizations) across Europe and beyond. https://gendervoices.eu/
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The LeTSGEPs Horizoon 2020 project will support the design and implementation of Gender Equality Plans and Gender Budgeting in six different European institutions and their countries. More information at https://letsgeps.eu
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The main aim of CHANGE is it to support research performing organisations (RPOs) to design and implement gender equality plans. This will be achieved by involving key actors, called Transfer Agents (TAs), within each organisation who will together with the core consortium partners transmit co-produced gender equality knowledge inside their institutions. This innovative approach will ensure the promotion and sustainable institutionalisation of the gender equality action plans (GEPs) beyond the project duration. Furthermore, through mutual learning and networking CHANGE will enable partners to become resource centres skilled to provide gender equality knowledge and expertise to other RPOs and also RFOs (research funding organisations). With such a co-production of knowledge approach and by building communities of practice among RPOs in each participating region, support and mentorship structures will be established and work even after the project is finished. Regular inclusion and exchange with national and European stakeholders (policy makers, researchers, ministries etc.) ensures a spill-over effect of CHANGE results to other RPOs and RFOs in their respective countries as well as with other ministries in the whole European area. As one of many results, CHANGE will produce policy papers based on this strategic stakeholder involvement including actual policy makers and relevant stakeholders in the policy paper production. With this approach we aim at closing the research-to-action gap, respectively the theory-to-practice gap. Thus CHANGE contributes to a structural change towards gender equality in the European Research Area by stimulating institutional cultural change towards gender equal work environments in RPOs and fostering the importance of gender dimension inclusive research and innovation programmes in RFOs.