ReSearching Diversity

In this episode, we talked to Marta Miklikowska who is an associate professor of Psychology at Umeå University (Sweden). Our main topics are prejudice and intergroup contact. We learn about Marta's own experiences with migration and how women are underrepresented in leadership positions in European universities (PAST), about new directions in prejudice and intergroup contact (Dixon et al., 2012; PRESENT), and how activism and progressive policies can improve the situation and representation of women in academia.

Show Notes

In this episode, we talked to Marta Miklikowska who is an associate professor of Psychology at Umeå University (Sweden). Our main topics are prejudice, intergroup contact, and how activism and progressive policies can improve the representation of women in academia.
 
PAST (00:01:35): Marta tells us about her own experiences with migration, prejudice, and the imposter syndrome in a male-dominated profession. She also elaborates the current situation of woman in academic leadership positions and gives some advice for young researchers on how to navigate the early years in an academic career.
PRESENT (00:15:45): We discuss the article by Dixon et al. (2012) on new directions in research on prejudice and intergroup contact and how we can formulate research questions that bring us closer to creating more just, equal societies.
FUTURE (00:30:00): Marta talks about the positive effects of female faculty, about tackling gender inequalities through progressive policies, and about the power of activism and collective action.

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What is ReSearching Diversity?

Join a group of six women in social sciences in their aim to increase visibility of inspiring social scientists and of cutting-edge research focusing on ethnic, cultural, and migration-related diversity. Each episode two hosts invite one outstanding scientist to discuss their past (personal path into academia), the present (a research article that has recently inspired them in their work), and the future (recent developments and paradigm shifts in the world of academia and social sciences).
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