Dr Nidhi S Sabharwal Blog Post ‘Mind the Gap – Gendered and Caste-based Disparities in Access to Conference Opportunities’
Project partner Dr Nidhi S Sabharwal has published a guest post on the Conference Inference blog co-edited by Dr Emily Henderson, project co-investigator for the Fair Chance to Education project. Running parallel to this project, Emily Henderson’s other research explores various aspects of academic conferences, and her blog – which she runs with Dr James Burford (Thammasat University, Thailand) – considers critical and social issues relating to conferences, such as caring responsibilities in the context of conferencing.
To extend the project collaboration beyond the Fair Chance project, Emily invited Nidhi to contribute a post to the blog. In her post ‘Mind the Gap – Gendered and Caste-based Disparities in Access to Conference Opportunities’, Dr Nidhi S Sabharwal answers some pressing questions about the issues of caste and gender inequality in relation to access to conferences in India, as well as the correlation between the prestige of the institutions and the diversity of access. Dr Sabharwal also discusses the repercussions that such limitations have on individual professional growth.
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