Center for Faculty Innovation

Contextualizing Gender Differences in Research Productivity

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join colleagues to discuss the book chapter, “Beyond Essentialism: Situating Gender and Academic Publishing” and exchange ideas around the gender, academic position and status, research productivity, and performance evaluation. This book chapter is from the book, entitled, “Women in Scholarly Publishing: A Gender Perspective” (Chapter 7, p.99-110). An e-copy is available for download through JMU libraries.

JMU faculty of all genders, AUHs, and AUPAC members are welcome to share around the following key questions:

  • How does essentialism (i.e., the belief that men and women are fundamentally different in an inherent and unchangeable way) play a role in justifying stigmatizing, stereotyping and oppression in academia?
  • How do gendered expectations and systems affect the ways we interact with colleagues and students as well as approach writing and publication?
  • What is the role of situatedness in understanding gender differences in productivity and how can we use it in our spheres of influence?

Date & Time: Tuesday, 4/16, 12 - 1 PM

Location: Online (The Zoom link will be provided either with the email registration confirmation or by email the day before the event.)

Facilitator: Shin Ji Kang, COE & CFI

Genre: Read & Dialogue

Program Outcomes

  • Reflecting on the socially constructed nature of “productivity” in academic writing and publishing
  • Applying data and insights from the reading to scholarly identity, behavior, and systemic improvement
  • Connecting with other colleagues around the issue of gender in academia.

Attendance & Registration Information

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please email with your request. Refer to the CFI Programs & Events webpage for detailed information and an instructional video on how to use the registration portal!
LOG IN: If this is your first time visiting the registration page, your account will be created automatically when you sign in with your JMU e-ID and password (DUO required). Be sure to clear your browser cache/cookies upon each visit to the registration page.

  • Complete your profile information:
    • Update your college/division and department (use the search feature and/or select from the dropdown) and enter your Mail Stop Code (MSC) for your department on-campus mail.
    • Add comments about your dietary & accommodation needs at the bottom of the profile form. (This information is collected and stored with your online account for all future programs you may attend.)
  • Once your profile is complete, you should see a status update as complete on your Dashboard (an overview of your account).

Register by Tuesday, 4/16, at 12 PM.



If you find that you are unable to attend a scheduled event prior to the registration deadline, please return to your CFI Program Account and cancel your registration. If it is after the event registration deadline, please email as early as possible.

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.


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