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Capturing Phantasm in Academia: Evaluation Artefacts and Gender

TitleCapturing Phantasm in Academia: Evaluation Artefacts and Gender
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsFassari LG, Spanò E
Secondary TitleItalian Journal of Sociology of Education
Date Published02/2019
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-4983
Keywordsacademia, Evaluation artefacts, gender performativity, phantasmal media

In light of some international research, we will try to show that the persistent inequality that muddies statistics is the result of processes that concern women social experience in academia. Starting from some quantitative evidences, we will try to go beyond the data to understand how media forms assumed by visualization requirements in research, teaching and practice related to institutional work influence the representation of women professional experience. In particular, analysing the ASN evaluation artefact, we focus on how this performative level interacts with the dimension of gender. More analytically, the question we ask is whether the interfaces constituting the new academic spatiality “hold” a phantasmal media (Harrell, 2013) requiring conformity, and how this phantasm removes or accentuates gender performativity.