PhD., Academy of Finland Postdoc
Visiting Scholar, Educational Anthropology, Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF), Aarhus University
Editor-in-Chief of NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research (January 2019-December 2020)
Office hours:by appointment
August 2015: Doctor of Philosophy, Organization Studies, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
Doing the ‘ideal academic’: Gender, excellence and changing academia. Helsinki: Unigrafia, aalto dissertation series.
Doctoral commiitee recognition reward for the best doctoral thesis of 2015
Supervisors: Professor Janne Tienari and Senior Lecturer Marja Vehviläinen
Spring 2010: Master of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
My interests cover Feminist Theory, Espistemology, Epistemic disobedience, Micro and macro politics of Inequality, Institutional Ethnography and feminist methodology, Academic Work and careers, effects of neoliberalism, post-capitalism and educational futures.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Academy of Finland project, Tampere University, Finland
Epistemic Injustice; Class, Race and Gender relations in Feminist Knowledge Production
Feminist scholarship(s) offers a critique of orders and practices of inequality. But to what extent does it contribute to these itself? This project seeks to unpack gendered, raced and classed tensions within critical feminist knowledge production, in order to explore how these contribute to the reproduction of social inequality. The project explicates how the historical, social and political processes – within which feminist scholarship(s) is embedded – shape whose and which knowledge is deemed legitimate/illegitimate. It asks: what and whose knowledge achieves status as credible, valuable and legitimate, why is this so, how does it become the subject of ongoing struggles and a source of the reproduction of inequality within academia. These issues will be addressed through an analysis of early career female academics experiences of engaging in feminist knowledge production within the specific historical, social and disciplinary contexts.
Aarhus University and University of Auckland, CHEF, URGE, UNIKE
Gender and Intersectionality in leadership
Collaborate with Professor Susan Wright and Senior Lecturer Kirsten Locke on a comparative research project in which we study 'who and what knowledge is ascribed value' in women's career paths and leadership in the context of neoliberalised universities in New Zealand and Denmark. We study gendered power relations, class, immigrant identities and 'doing careers and leadership otherwise.'
Balance Project, Norwegian Research Council, University of Agder, Norway
Gendered careers in the University of Agder
Collaborate with Senior Researcher and Postdoc May-Linda Magnussen and Assistant Professor Hege Wallewik on studying genderes cultures in a Norwegian University and the conservative region of Agder. We draw on Institutional Ethnography and Memory Work to unpack not just how gender inequality is reproduced, but also to study how women naviagte and find alternative ways of doing their academic careers.
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow on
'Universities in the Knowledge Economy' (UNIKE)
Focused on policy analysis, organizational practices and changing conditions of academic labour in the knowledge economy. Particularly focused on gender, intersectionalist oand the rethinking the future of universities.
Edited books. Forthcoming:
University Futures. Oxford: Berghahn Press. Co-edited with Professor Susan Wright
Institutional Ethnography in the Nordic Countries. London: Routledge . Co-edited with Assistant Professor Ann-Cristin Eklund Nilsen
Book chapters and Articles:
Forthcoming Invited Book Chapter ‘Becoming a Professor Requires saying in New Perspectives in Gender, Science & Innovation. Edited by Helen Lawton Smith, Colette Henry, Henry Etzkowitz and Alexandra Poulovassilis. Cheltenham and Camberly: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Forthcoming Invited Book Chapter ‘Feminist Love in studies of work and organization’ for Routledge Companion to Gender, Work & Organization. Edited by Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, Helena Liu, Patricia Lewis. Elizabeth Kelan & Alison Pullen.
October 2018 'Passion, Care and Eros in the Gendered Neoliberal University' in Organization https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508418805283
May 2018 'The Social Organization of Boasting in the neoliberal university' in Gender & Education https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2018.1482412
March 2018 'A gendered room for academic writing: The social organization of academic writing in neoliberal academia' in Tidsskrift for Kjønnsforskning 1-2/2018
February 2018 Book Review 'Solitudes of the Work Place' by Elvy Whittaker (ed.) in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, UK.
April 2017 'Defanging critiques, Disciplining Dissent' in Ark Review/Essays http://arkbooks.dk/a-note-defanging-critiques-disciplining-dissent/
March 2015 Book chapter: “Idealakademikeren og kvinnelige akademikeres hverdag” in Karin Widerberg (Ed.) I hjertet av velferdsstaten: En invitasjon til Institusjonell Etnografi. Oslo: Cappellen Damm Akademisk.
Spring 2013 Book Chapter co-authored with Susan Meriläinen and Janne Tienari: “Diversity does not travel: The Finnish case” in R. Tainio, S. Meriläinen, J. Mäkinen & M. Laihonen (Eds.) Limits to Globalization. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.
September 2012 Article: ‘Publishing to become an Ideal academic: An institutional Ethnography and Feminist critique’ in SJM’s Special topic forum: Critical Scholars in the Publishing Machine. Vol. 28(3): 218-228.
December 2018: "Epistemic Injustice and the task of 'staying with the trouble' in academic publishing. An interview with Rebecca Lund by Kirsten Locke." in Women's Studies Journal, New Zealand 32(1/2), pp. 21-32.
November 2018: "It's about Values, not women: Changing the scripts, content and process of leadership in the academy. An interview with Louise Morley by Rebecca Lund" in ALUSTA! New Social Research at Tampere University
June 2018: Visiting Scholar at Deakin University, Department of Education, Melbourne, Australia. Invited by Professor Jillian Blackmore,
Visiting scholar at Macqurie University, Department of Organization Studies, Sydney, Australia. Invited by Professor Alison Pullen.
March 2018: Public Panel Debate on Xenofeminism. Arranged by Ark Books, EksistensFilosofisk Akademi and Passive/Aggressive - with support from Nørrebro Lokaludvalg. Copenhagen
February 2018: Visiting Scholar at University of Auckland, Institute for Critical Studies of Education, Auckland, New Zealand. Invited by Senior Lecturer, Kirsten Locke.
November 2017: Keynote Speaker, Nordic feminism, gender equality in Higher education. Norhed Conference on Mainstreaming Gender in Science, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
May 2017: Public Lecture, Eksistensfilosofisk Akademi, Københavns Hovedbibliotek. [Køn, Krop, Magt/Gender, Body, Power]
April 2017: 'Defanging critiques, Disciplining Dissent' in Ark Review/Essays http://arkbooks.dk/a-note-defanging-critiques-disciplining-dissent/
June 2017: Conference Organizer, University Futures, Aarhus University
March 2017: Guest lecturer, Centre for interdisciplinary gender research (STK), University of Oslo. Invited by Associate Professor, Helene Aarseth.
Feb 2017: Guest Lecturer, Institute for interdisciplinary culture studies, NTNU, Norway. Invited by Postdoc Siri Sørensen
February 2016 : ‘Mellem feminisme og ond optimisme: selvreflektion og reproduktion i feminisitsk feltarbejde’ [Between feminism and cruel optimism: Reflexivity and reproduction in feminist fieldwork] in friktion: Magasin for køn, krop & kultur. Special issue on ”Conflict”
Jan-jun 2014: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, Visiting Scholar and Guest lecturer. Invited by Professor Martha Calas and Linda Smircich.
Since Jan 2012: Reviewer for (1) Ephemera; (2) Gender & Society; (3) Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (4) Arbejdsliv (5) Human Relations (7) Gender and Education