Sabotage, Sexism and Science: Navigating Between the Disciplines

Dr Ruth McAreavey
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This paper presents a participant observation case study of being a social scientist in a School of Biology and Biological Sciences. It examines the differences in language and forms of interaction between the natural and social sciences. In particular it focuses on differences between the use of structures of academic hierarchy, power, sexism, knowledge and sharing of information.

Keywords: Interdisciplinary, Knowledge, Sexism, Hierarchy
Stream: Sociology and Geography, Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender, Other or Stream Unspecified
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Sabotage and Science

Dr Ruth McAreavey

Research Manager, Gibson Institute for Land, Food and Environment, Queen's University of belfast
Belfast, Antrim, UK

Dr. Ruth McAreavey came to Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) in 2002. Dr McAreavey was awarded her PhD from The Centre of Rural Economy, University of Newcastle, England in 2005. Since her time in QUB she has undertaken a number of roles including Research Support and Framework 6 Project Manager. Currently she is Research Manager in the Gibson Institute for Land Food and Environment. Her research interests and areas of publication include rural development and regeneration, community development, rural partnerships, voluntary sector funding, community involvement and participation.

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