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The Power of Networks in the Gendered Academy

Women Thriving in Academia

ISBN: 978-1-83982-229-2, eISBN: 978-1-83982-226-1

Publication date: 26 April 2021


This chapter explores the prevalent role of networks, both in person and online, in the gendered academy. The voices and reflections of women scholars are drawn upon to highlight the increasingly important role of social media in the [gendered] academy; implications of networks and social media as a contemporary networking tool are deliberated. Social media may not only boost an individual academics' visibility but also serve as a valuable and efficient networking tool, a navigational compass for academic networks. Brief tips and guidance as to making your online network work for you are also provided in the chapter.




Thanks to Maythe Han (@maythehan), Dr Victoria Pagan (@Paggers10), and the anonymous lecturer for their contributions to this chapter, Thank You from @Emilyyarrow1


Yarrow, E. (2021), "The Power of Networks in the Gendered Academy", Mahat, M. (Ed.) Women Thriving in Academia (Surviving and Thriving in Academia), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 89-108.



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