The path to professorship in academia is not only shaped by large structural barriers that women must overcome, but is also littered with many seemingly inconsequential everyday decisions that can have a strong cumulative impact on an individual career trajectory.
Lynn P. Nygaard has received BALANSE funding from the Research Council of Norway for the two-year project Saying Yes and No: The gender dimension of everyday choices in academia. The project will start in early 2021.
Last week the Research School on Peace & Conflict held a course titled "Migration research and contestations over migration: Conceptual approaches, ethics and communication". There were 18 participants from universities across Europe and North America, researching across the full range of migration processes and experiences, from the perspectives of refugees and other migrants, societies of emigration and immigration, civil society, as well as governments. They also reflected a mix of disciplines and geographical contexts.
Lynn Nygaard has successfully defended her doctoral thesis in education at the Institute of Education, University College London. Her thesis, “Ready or Not: Negotiating Gender and Institutional Environment on the Path to Professorship,” uses PRIO as a case study for examining how expectations related to gender and the institutional environment create sites of negotiation in everyday writing and publishing practices that shape readiness to apply for promotion.
PhD Candidates are invited to apply for membership in the Research School on Peace and Conflict. Members get direct access to research courses, as well as to internal seminars and generic skills training with leading experts.
New book out by Lynn P. Nygaard.
Using real-world cases, student vignettes, and reflective questions, Lynn leads you through the A to Zen of the writing process, building your confidence as well as developing your skills.
Deadline: 5 January 2016
In October the PRIO-team working on the project 'Female Empowerment in Eastern DRC' visited Bukavu in order to conduct a three week Basic Training in Peace and Conflict studies, Research Methodology, GIS, and Academic Writing (13-29 October). This training was part of the project's Work Package 1, which aim is to build local research capacity through workshops and intensive training of ICART researchers in various topics related to research and research methodology.
Welcome to an information meeting about the Research School on Peace and Conflict at the University of Oslo 8 May 2014.
The fifth 2013 issue of the GPS Update features a report from the international conference organized by PRIO and Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS) on 14-15 November 2013. The conference marked the closing of the celebration of the 2013 Centenary of Women's Suffrage in Norway, focusing on the importance of women's political rights in relation to matters of international peace, security and sustainable development. This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO: A seminar with Conciliation Resources and launch of the report Accord Insight: Women Building Peace, a visit to PRIO by Denis Mukwege, founder and Medical Director of the General Referral Hospital Panzi in Bukavu DRC, who will collaborate with PRIO Researchers on a new project on female empowerment in DR Congo, as well as a Young Researcher Talent Project on Armed Conflict and Maternal Health that has recently received funding from the Research Council of Norway. As usual, the GPS Update also gives you an update on relevant seminars, reports and policy briefs, as well as a list of publications which might be of interest to our readership.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman. Eastern DRC is a region with massive levels of sexual and gender-based violence. Norwegian and Congolese researchers will collaborate on research to improve the situation for women in Eastern DRC. Today, funds for this project have been granted by the Research Council of Norway (NORGLOBAL).
The official opening of the Research School in Peace and Conflict will take place at PRIO on Monday 11 April. The research school is organized in collaboration with the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).