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Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Profiles

Publication details for Professor Mathew Guest

Guest, Mathew, Sharma, Sonya & Song, Robert (2013). Gender and Career Progression in Theology and Religious Studies. Durham, Durham University.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

The low proportion of women within the subject areas of Theology and Religious Studies has long been observed, and is increasingly recognised as a serious problem for staff and students. In this new study, Mathew Guest, Sonya Sharma and Robert Song chart patterns of gender imbalance among staff and students across UK TRS departments, exploring why such patterns remain so persistent. Drawing on interviews with TRS academics across the country, the report examines the professional life of female university staff, and makes recommendations for how universities might address the inequalities of opportunity and practice that emerge.