The Group won the 2011 AUT Vice Chancellor's Emerging Research Team Award. We are known for innovative quality research and for leading discussions on gender and diversity issues within the community, at a national and international level. We initiate socially relevant research and engage in high quality consultancy and research for organisations.
Core members include:
Assoc.Prof. Candice Harris, Dr. Sabina Jaeger, Emma Kelly, Assoc. Prof. Romie Littrell, Barbara Myers, Assoc. Prof. Edwina Pio, Dr Katherine Ravenswood, Dr. Irene Ryan, Julie Douglas, Dr Lynette Reid (Faculty of Culture and Society), Assoc. Prof. Lynne Giddings (Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences), Shelagh Mooney (School of Hospitality and Tourism), Vivienne Hogan (Faculty of Culture and Society). The coordinator is Professor Judith Pringle.
Upcoming seminars: 2014
Diversity Management: Micropractices of change, resistance and politics in a broadcasting company. Presented by Associate Professor Marieke van den Brink, Radboud University Nijmegen
3:00pm – 4:00pm in WF710, followed by refreshments in the level 7 lounge area. Please RSVP to Serena Gent.
This presentation will explore how diversity gets ‘done’ (Ahmed & Swan, 2006) and which multilevel power processes play a role in doing diversity. It digs deeper into the micro-practices of power used by various change agents to instigate and resist change in their organization. It takes a practice perspective to re-conceptualize diversity as an ongoing dynamic social practice, and sheds light on the various ways in which individuals, as agents, relate to the structural restraints of multiple organizational inequalities.
Marieke van den Brink is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her main research interest focuses on ways (gender) inequalities are produced and countered in organizations, especially in recruitment and selection.
Our members are available to supervise postgraduate students and we aim to encourage student research into related topics.
Scholarship recipient for 2014:
Scholarships are listed here.
Current Research Projects include:
Women’s career progression Auckland law firms: Views from the top, views for below. This research commissioned (2012-2013) by the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association to investigate the reasons for the scarcity of women at senior levels of the large law firms. This is a three phase project including survey and interview research of those women and men who are not yet partners, women partners and managing partners/CEOs. Researchers on this project include: Judith Pringle, Lynne Giddings, Candice Harris, Sabina Jaeger, Sally Lin, Katherine Ravenswood and Irene Ryan. Click here to read the report.
Ethnicities in Universities Study (2009- 2014).This three phase research project explores the lived-in and lived-through experiences of ‘ethnic university staff’ or those who identify with NZ ethnic groupings (census 2006) of Maori, Pasifika peoples, Asians and MELAA (Middle Eastern, Latin American, African). Researchers are from across the University: Faculty of Business and Law, Equity Policy Advisor, Equity and Diversity Planning Coordinator.
Two group members have received Marsden grants:
For further details of research projects, click here.
For any queries, please contact Professor Judith Pringle.
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