Gender Equitable Interactions Online: Supporting Gender Equity in Work-based Videoconferencing

Project Details


This psychosocialresearch project (GEiO) advancesan innovative multi-method approach to explorehow gendered, intersectionally shaped, power dynamics are manifested indigitally mediated work relations in online group meetings. This project draws on interdisciplinary excellence across four international teams (Britain, Germany, Iceland and Spain). Itbuilds on and extends previous work that has demonstrated the negative consequences of gender inequities on working lives as well as the increased demand that organisations function within parameters of social and legal acceptability around human rights (Equality andHuman Rights Commission, 2020). This timely projectextends this research base tofocus onthe acceleratedrise in virtual working during Covid-19 which looksset to continue into the future for many organisations(Robbins et al. 2020). A key aim is to build new transnational evidence on the currently unexplored ways in which digital videoconferencing innovations can be used to support or resist gender inequityat work. The findings from this research will both make a contribution to the academic literature on othering, technology and viable contemporary work subjectivities,as well as provide a firm basis for knowledge exchange with private sector organisations,to develop evidence-based training and policy that better respond to the needs of those who have experienced gendereddiscrimination in adigital work context.GEiOmeetsthe objectives of topic 2 “Digitalisation and Social Transformation” under the CHANSE call theme and is directly relevant to the intersection ofthe key areas“Digitalisation and social relations”and “Digitalised work and organisations”.
Effective start/end date30/05/2230/05/22

Collaborative partners

  • Without informed leader
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
  • The Open University (lead)
  • Deggendorf Institute of Technology (THD)
  • The Icelandic University of Education
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili


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