Harassment in Dutch academia

01 juli 2019

Dr. Marijke Naezer

In spite of efforts aimed at creating a safe and inclusive academic environment, academics still suffer from harassment. In her lecture, dr. Marijke Naezer discusses characteristics of harassment against Dutch women academics.

Based on her qualitative study of 53 cases (2018-19, together with prof Marieke van den Brink and prof. Yvonne Benschop), she distinguishes six different manifestations of harassment: scientific sabotage, sexual intimidation, verbal and physical threats, denigration, exclusion and the problematisation of ‘special needs’.

She demonstrates how these behaviours are facilitated by cultural and structural factors, such as inadequate responses to incidents, and the hierarchical, individualised and competitive culture of present day academia. She discusses how harassment affects academics, organisations and science, and reflects on possible solutions.

After the lecture, there will be room for exchanging experiences and ideas.  

Dr. Marijke Naezer is a cultural anthropologist and genderstudies researcher who specialises in themes related to gender, diversity and sexuality. She works as an independent researcher, speaker, author and advisor. 

Date: 3 September 2019
Time: 12:15 – 14:00 hours
Location: Aula Conferentie Centrum TU Delft (commissiekamer 3), Mekelweg 5, 2628 CC Delft

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