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Guest Professorship Gender and Diversity

Guest Professorship Gender and Diversity

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Dr. Andrea Wolffram held the visiting professorship Gender and Diversity at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from October 2014 to September 2016. During this time she was on leave of absence from her position as deputy head of the staff unit "Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management" at RWTH Aachen University.

At RWTH Aachen University, she has been working since 2008, among other things, on developing concepts for implementing and ensuring fair study and working conditions at universities and colleges as well as gender and diversity-sensitive career development opportunities for young academics. She is also a consultant for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research in the "Sparkling Science" program and was a member of the Scientific Commission for Monitoring the Accreditation Process of the bachelor programme Gender and Diversity Program at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

  • Curriculum Vitae (until 2014)
    From 10/2014Guest Professorship (W 3) "Gender and Diversity - Profession and Gender" at Leibniz University Hannover
    From 2009Consultant for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research in the "Sparkling Science" programme
    From 03/2008    Deputy Head of the Rectorate Office "Integration Team - Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management" at RWTH Aachen University (from 1st July 2010 to 31st October 2011 acting head of the office)
    2003-2008    Deputy Head of the institute "Work-Gender-Technology" at the TU Hamburg-Harburg
    2002-2003    Research assistant at the competence centre "Technology and Gender in Applied Sciences" at Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences in the project "Effects of gender-sensitive educational measures in future technologies"
    2002Dr. phil. at the TU Braunschweig
    2000-2002    Doctoral student and research assistant in the mentoring program for female students "step in - mentoring & mobility" - a project to motivate and qualify young women for technical and technology-related professions at the Institute for Educational Psychology at the TU Braunschweig
    1998-1999    Doctoral student at the TU Braunschweig and research assistant at the Department of Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg/ Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven in the cooperation project "Technology to grasp" at the TU Braunschweig and "Motivation of women to study engineering" at the Universities of Applied Science of the Weser-Ems region
    1992-1996Studied sociology, education and political science at the University of Hannover
    1990-1992Basic studies of political science and sociology at the University of Regensburg
    1989A-levels at the Christian-von-Dohm secondary school in Goslar
  • Publications

    Monographs

    • Wolffram, Andrea (2003): Frauen im Technikstudium. Belastungen und Bewältigung in sozialen Studiensituationen. Münster:   Waxmann publisher

    Publisher

    • Jungwirth, Ingrid; Wolffram, Andrea (ed.): Hochqualifizierte Migrantinnen –Teilhabe an Arbeit und Gesellschaft. Barbara Budrich publisher: Leverkusen,  is expected to appear at the end of 2015.
    • Leicht-Scholten, Carmen; Breuer, Elke; Callies, Nathalie; Wolffram, Andrea (ed.)(2011): Going Diverse: Innovative Answers to Future Challenges. Gender and Diversity Perspectives in Science, Technology and Business” Opladen & Farmington Hills: Budrich UniPress Ltd.

    Other Publications

    In addition, Prof. Dr. Andrea Wolffram has published a large number of articles in specialist journals and anthologies, written reviews, research reports and abstracts. You will find an overview on the pages of the RWTH Aachen.

  • Research focus of the guest professorship "Gender and Diversity - Profession and Gender

    Within the framework of the interdisciplinary visiting professorship "Gender and Diversity - Profession and Gender", which was located at both the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Sociology, the research focus was on investigations and analyses within the profession of engineering. The projects and courses carried out dealt with the change of profession in the engineering sciences, which is promoted, among other things, by the pressure to integrate gender and diversity perspectives into the profession as well as questions of equal opportunities. The change refers both to the integration of new research questions and perspectives and to inclusion and exclusion processes of individuals.

  • Events at the Leibniz University Hannover

    Events in the summer term 2016

    • Career paths and gender - Continuity and discontinuity in the gender standardization of technical and scientific professions
    • Gender and diversity: Socially relevant perspectives on mechanical engineering

    Events in the winter term 2015/2016

    • Brain Drain – Brain Gain – Brain Competition: Skills shortages and mobility of highly qualified people in Europe
    • Lecture series "Gender as a critical perspective, extended understanding and sustainable design"
    • Gender and Diversity: Socially relevant perspectives on mechanical engineering
    • Career paths in science from a gender perspective
    • Educational and employment pathways of highly qualified people in European comparison

    Events in the summer term 2015

    • Life and career paths of highly qualified people with interrupted career paths
    • Developing gender and diversity competence - shaping diversity

    Events in the winter term 2014/2015

    • Career paths and gender - Continuity and discontinuity in the gender standardization of technical and scientific professions
    • Innovative leadership with diversity competence

    Further events

    • Science as a profession. Lunch talk on qualification paths: Junior Professorship and Habilitation
    • Gender Studies in TechnoScience and Science Research
    • Workshop: "Career paths and gender - continuity and discontinuity in the gendered standardization of technical and scientific professions", winter term 2014/2015, Leibniz University Hannover, seminar offer for students of sociology
    • Tutorial: "Innovative leadership with diversity competence", winter term 2014/2015, Leibniz University Hannover, non-technical elective for mechanical engineering students

CONTACT

Prof. Dr. Andrea Wolffram
Prof. Dr. Andrea Wolffram