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Lester, Jaime; Sallee, Margaret; Hart, Jeni – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to understand the extent to which Acker's (1990) concept of gendered organizations frames extant scholarship and to explore the implications of using this framework to address gender inequities in organizational life, and particularly in academe. Through a systematic analysis of articles, we found that while Acker's…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Sex, Organizational Theories, Higher Education
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Lester, Jaime – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
Despite the steady increase of women in faculty positions over the last few decades and the research on gender norms in the academy, what remains unclear is why many female faculty continue to conform to gender norms despite their acknowledgement of the discriminatory nature of these norms, their dissatisfaction performing the norms, and the lack…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Sex Role, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior
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Hart, Jeni; Lester, Jaime – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this qualitative study is to better understand how gender is constructed at a women's college. Specifically, the researchers use Judith Butler's (1990) work on performativity to frame how members of the campus community perceive transgender students are integrated into the college. Through semi-structured interviews with faculty,…
Descriptors: Single Sex Colleges, Sexual Identity, Performance, College Students