Overview of Cygna network meetings in the academic year 2017-2018
If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing (email@example.com). We also maintain a readings and inspirations section and have a Twitter hashtag #cygna_london. A quick overview of past presentations can be found here. For a full description of our network see: Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia.
- How to incorporate Social Network Analyis in various research streams and use a personal network analysis for personal development (Daniela Lup, Middlesex University)
- Herding cats: how to manage (and participate in) large research networks, (Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University)
- Working effectively with professional/support staff in academia (Martyna Sliwa, University of Essex)
- Choosing between freedom and belonging: boundaryless vs. local careers, facilitated discussion
Organised by Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Europe
- Working with secondary data sources (Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Europe)
- Low hanging fruit or mature wine: Balancing your research portfolio, faciliated discussion (Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University)
organised by Anne-Wil Harzing, Sue Lewis, and Alexandra Beauregard [on behalf of CYGNA and the Middlesex University Gender & Diversity research cluster]
Through my Publish or Perish software I got in touch with Alice Eagly, probably the most famous gender researcher in the world. Her academic career has already spanned six decades and with more than a dozen publications in the last 2 years she shows no signs of slowing down. Hence we were over the moon when she agreed to visit us at Middlesex University. Unfortunately, like so many, Alice was struck down by the norovirus, so she was unable to join us. My wonderful colleagues Alexandra Beauregard stepped in at the last minute and gave an excellent seminar on her recent research on work-life balance (see below).
Networking research lunch meeting
Originally we had nearly sixty people, including gender researchers from a range of London-based universities, registered to come over for Alice's presentation, so I organised a networking lunch meeting as well. Although many of them decided not to come after we lost our star attraction, our four international visitors (Divina Alexiou, CYGNA member and my PhD student at Tilburg University, the Netherlands; CYGNA member and co-author Anne-Katrin Neyer, and her PhD students Juliane Mueller and colleague Miriam Neidig, all from Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany) were already on their way.
As I had combined this networking meeting with our monthly Middlesex research lunch meeting we still had about thirty people attending. Unfortunately, I was too busy talking to people to take pictures, but our international visitors can be seen below enjoying the afternoon seminar.
Diversity in the work-life interface (Alexandra Beauregard)
In the afternoon Alex did a great Alice Eagly impersonation; we had over twenty academics attending the seminar. I am sure that in thirty years time she'll easily be able to attract three times that number :-)
Organised by Fiona Moore, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Unions: What can they do for you? (Fiona Moore, Royal Holloway, University of London)
- Be nice AND get the corner office: Negotiating your employment conditions, facilitated discussion
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.