How do discriminatory attitudes and practices get so embedded in the academy that we find ourselves still struggling against them after decades of efforts to eradicate them? A pamphlet, Women, Work, and the Academy, written by Alison Wylie, Janet R. Jakobsen and Gisela Fosado, brings very recent research to bear on these issues.
The pamphlet grew out of a conference held at Barnard shortly after Summers infamous remark. The conference website is also a wonderful resource. Note the video of the keynote panel and the summaries of presenters’ remarks.
Anyone who wants to understand academic discrimination and think about effective tactics against it should read these resources carefully.