Chairs & Speakers

 

...are listed in order of appearance.

  Maxime Forest Copyright: © Forest

Maxime Forest

Maxime Forest, PhD, is senior lecturer and research associate at Sciences Po Paris (OFCE, PSIA) where he teaches about gender and development. A former executive member of the French High Council for Gender Equality, he regularly provides expertise on gender issues to French and international organizations, including the European Institute for Gender Equality, the Council of Europe and the French Development Agency. His primary research interests concentrate on the comparative analysis of gender equality policies and their evaluation, notably in the field of research and innovation. Currently involved in four EU-funded projects devoted to implementing gender equality plans in research organisations, he is the principal evaluator of the SUPERA and RESET projects, and a senior trainer at Gender Equality Academy.

 
  Sabine Brück-Dürkop Copyright: © Brück-Dürkop

Sabine Brück-Dürkop

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Sabine Brück-Dürkop is Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development at RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), and thus responsible for the overall university strategy in the area of gender and diversity at one of the largest technical universities in Europe. In addition, as RWTH Aachen's appointments officer, she is responsible for quality assurance and equal opportunities in appointment procedures. The Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development is responsible for the development and implementation of measures within the framework of the personnel development concept and the promotion of scientists, with a special focus on equal opportunities and appreciation of diversity. Her tasks also includes to the sustainable establishment of family-friendly and gender-equal working and research structures.

 
  Sandra Karner Copyright: © Karner

Sandra Karner

Mag.a Sandra Karner studied Biology with a focus on molecular genetics at the University of Graz. Since April 2001 she has been an staff member at Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) in the context of the St:WUK project "Biotechnology and Alternatives in Styria", in April 2002 she became a scientific staff member at IFZ, since 2004 she is a lecturer at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt and University of Graz. Sandra is in charge of INFOgen, a public information service on modern biotechnology, which informs about basics and applications of biotechnology, organizes events, lectures and offers materials (teaching material, multi media CDs, books, etc.). Her research focuses on issues of participation related to the involvement of the public in research, science governance, regulatory aspects and health risk assessment of biotech. Since 2017 she heads the research area Food Systems.

 
  Marcela Linková Copyright: © Linkova

Marcela Linková

Marcela Linková, PhD, is the head of the Centre for Gender and Science (CAS) at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on sociology of gendered organizations, research careers, governance of research and research assessment as well as the analysis of public policies for gender equality in R&I. She is the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation. Marcela is the coordinator of Horizon 2020 GENDERACTION and participates in GE Academy, Gender-SMART, CASPER, UniSAFE and RESISTIRE. Her work has appeared in European Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender and Research, and Science and Public Policy, among others. With Mary Frank Fox and Kjersten Bunker Whittington she contributed to the 4th edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (2018) and with Lut Mergaert to the Routledge Handbook of Gender and EU Politics (2021).

Read the abstract on her Keynote speech "Taking an EU-wide look at GEP implementation" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 1:20pm.

 
  Thaler Copyright: © Thaler

Anita Thaler

Dr. Anita Thaler, coordination of CHANGE, is researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) and heads the research area Gender, Science and Technology and the working group Queer STS. Her research analyses mutual interactions of science, technology and society, with a focus on transition and learning processes towards sustainability and social justice.
Beside her research in the field of gender and technology, she is also lecturer at the University of Graz and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. She has studied psychology (she is a certified work psychologist), education science and women’s and gender studies at the University of Graz and the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.

Read the abstract on the session "Designing, Implementing and Monitoring a Gender Equality Plan - Practical Insights for Change Agents" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:00pm.

 
  Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins Copyright: © Dahmen-Adkins

Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins

Dipl.-Soz. Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins, social scientist, is senior researcher at the Chair of Technology and Organisation of the Institute of Sociology at RWTH Aachen University. Her research focuses on gender studies as well as higher education and organisational research, each with strong "theory into practice" references. She is currently responsible for the process monitoring and evaluation of two H2020 projects of the EU Commission, which deal with the institutionalisation of gender equality plans in science and research institutions.

Read the abstract on the session "Designing, Implementing and Monitoring a Gender Equality Plan - Practical Insights for Change Agents" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:00pm.

 
  Linda Gjika Copyright: © Gjika

Linda Gjika

Linda Gjika, PhD, at the Accounting Department of University of Tirana (UNITIR) has over 15 years experience in teaching and research and developed a strong interest in research on gender equality issues in the accounting profession and in the higher education. She has been involved as a trainer and a financial manager in several international projects for youth, the empowerment of women in business and politics and currently she is member of the team for the Horizon 2020 LeTSGEPs project.

Read the abstract on the session "It is all about power! - Gender and intercultural awareness in East-West-EU-Project cooperation" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:25pm.

 
  Corinna Pusch Copyright: © Pusch

Corinna Pusch

Corinna Pusch is LeTSGEPs project manager at Max Planck Society (MPG). With years of previous experience in gender equality work at the Office for Equal Opportunities, University of Augsburg and her background in women’s rights activism, her main fields of interest are intersectional approaches to gender equality, prevention of and intervention in cases of sexualized violence and gender monitoring.

Read the abstract on the session "It is all about power! - Gender and intercultural awareness in East-West-EU-Project cooperation" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:25pm.

 
  Liv Baisner Petersen Copyright: © Baisner Petersen

Liv Baisner Petersen

Liv Baisner Petersen is a Group Leader and Gender Equality Senior Consultant and the administrative Coordinator of SPEAR at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). Liv is also a member of SDU’s Central Gender Equality Board and the co-initiator of the national network for GE practitioners in the Danish university sector, GEAR:DK, and chairs its Steering Committee.

Read the abstract on the session "Supporting and Implementing Partners in SPEAR - different but same same?" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:50pm.

 
  Sanja Bojanic Copyright: © Bojanic

Sanja Bojanić

Sanja Bojanić, PhD, is a researcher immersed in the philosophy of culture at the University of Rijeka (UNIRI). Sanja has an overarching commitment to comprehending contemporary forms of gender, racial, and class practices, which underpin social and affective inequalities that have increased in current societal and political contexts.

Read the abstract on the session "Supporting and Implementing Partners in SPEAR - different but same same?" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:50pm.

 
  Brigita Miloš Copyright: © Milos

Brigita Miloš

Dr. Sc. Brigita Miloš holds courses on gender and feminist theory at the Department of Cultural Studies and coordinates the Centre for Women's Studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka (UNIRI). Her primary research interest is gender and feminist theory.

Read the abstract on the session "Supporting and Implementing Partners in SPEAR - different but same same?" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 2:50pm.

 
  Tindara Addabbo Copyright: © Addabbo

Tindara Addabbo

Tindara Addabbo is Full Professor in Economic Policy at the Department of Economics Marco Biagi at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) where she coordinates the Ph.d. Programme in Labour, Development and Innovation. She is the UNIMORE Rector’s Delegate for Equal Opportunities and president of the Italian Universities Equal Opportunities Bodies National Conference. She is member of CAPP (Centre for the Analysis of Public Policies), the Scientific Committee of Fondazione Marco Biagi and of the European Gender Budgeting Network, and the Coordinator of the ongoing EU project LeTSGEPs, coordinated by UNIMORE within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework.

Read the abstract on the panel discussion "Culture eats strategy for breakfast? Perspectives on Gender Equality Plan (GEP) implementation from short-, long-term and associated EU member states" scheduled for November 25, 2021 at 3:30pm.

 
  Katharina Scharrer Copyright: © Scharrer

Katharina Scharrer

Dr. Katharina Scharrer is an expert in Diversity and Gender Equality in the personnel development department at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Munich. She is responsible for concepts and programs in the area of career development and promotion of equal opportunities as well as diversity. In these areas, Dr. Scharrer contributes her technical and methodological expertise to strategically advance cultural development at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, including measures to reduce unconscious bias, to promote equality for women in science and to use gender-sensitive language.

Read the abstract on her talk "Career and cultural enhancement at Fraunhofer - Insights into measures and programs to promote equal opportunity" scheduled for November 26, 2021 at 9:10am.

 
  Ulla Weber Copyright: © Weber

Ulla Weber

Dr. Ulla Weberis the Central Gender Equality Officer of the Max Planck Society (MPG). In her work, she faces the strategic challenge of advancing gender equality work through professionalization. In doing so, she focuses on the objective of combining a high standard of gender equality with the freedom of research demanded in high-performance scientific organizations. Ulla is the spokesperson of the Alliance of Gender Equality Officers of non-university research organisations (AGbaF) and a member of the board of directors of TOTAL EQUALITY Deutschland e.V..

Read the abstract on her talk "European Superfood: How to empower national structures" scheduled for November 26, 2021 at 9:40am.

 
  Maren A. Jochimsen Copyright: © Schumann

Maren A. Jochimsen

Maren A. Jochimsen, PhD, is Managing Director of the Essen College of Gender Research (EKfG), a central research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Before joining EKfG, Maren A. Jochimsen was Secretary General of the European Platform of Women Scientists EPWS in Brussels (2005-2009), and has been a member of the EPWS Executive Committee since 2015. In cooperation with EPWS she ran the BMBF project “Ready for Dialogue” (2015-2016) suggesting a strategic alliance on the integration of the gender dimension in science and research.

Read the abstract on her talk "Towards a gender-sensitive scientific culture - Key elements of lasting progress" scheduled for November 26, 2021 at 10:10am.

 
  Giovanna Badalassi Copyright: © Badalassi

Giovanna Badalassi

Giovanna Badalassi, PhD, is an Italian independent researcher, an expert in public policies’ evaluation mainly on gender mainstreaming and equal opportunities strategies at the local and national level. She has implemented numerous gender budgeting projects, developing a gender economics perspective and collaborating with local and regional institutions, national research centres and NGOs. She works on gender budgeting at the Department of Economics Marco Biagi at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) since 2006 and at present she is a postdoctoral researcher for the Horizon Project LeTSGEPs. She is also founder of the blog on gender economics www.ladynomics.it.

Read the abstract on the workshop "Time is money! How career trap academic housekeeping reflects on gender budeting" scheduled for November 26, 2021 at 11:00am.

 
  Andrea Wolffram Copyright: © Wolffram

Andrea Wolffram

Dr. phil. Andrea Wolffram holds a doctorate in sociology and is senior researcher at the Chair of Technology and Organisation (STO) of the Institute of Sociology at RWTH Aachen University. She has a long-standing research focus on gender research in STO and carried out a number of national and international projects in the field of gender equal careers and structural change in science organizations.

Read the abstract on the workshop "Informal career mechanisms as obstacles for gender equal careers" scheduled for November 26, 2021 at 11:00am.

 
  Madlen Baumert Copyright: © Baumert

Madlen Baumert

Madlen Baumert, M.Eng., is a scientific researcher at IFAM. In her work in a classical engineering environment, she deals with the mechanical characterization of adhesives and the modeling of the mechanical behavior of bonded joints, as well as the determination of model parameters through experiments. In addition, she is an Equal Opportunities Officer and thus involved in a variety of implementation processes to promote equality between women and men in a professional environment. This combination of engineering scientific work and practical know-how in questions of gender equality has already benefited her in her collaboration in the EU project CHANGE.

 
  Janne Haack Copyright: © Haack

Janne Haack

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Janne Haack studied microsystems engineering and is a scientific researcher in the powder technology department at IFAM. Since 2005, she has gained experience in the management and implementation of national and international projects. In addition to process technology development, she is involved in interdisciplinary, social projects. Already in FP 6 she supported the design of the gender-related work package within the EU project KMM NoE. In the BMBF project GenderNetz she was active as an advisory board member. In the European project CHANGE, she is leading a work package that promotes the design of a gender-equitable research landscape.