A Structural Account of Inequality in the International Academy: Why Resistance to Sexism Remains Urgent and Necessary

  • Gail CrimminsEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education book series (GED)


Galvanised by Ahmed’s (2015) refusal to allow the term ‘sexism’ to slip out of focus or usage (as if it somehow belongs to the ‘back then’ or the ‘over there’) this chapter both affirms Ahmed’s claim that sexism is prevalent in the twenty-first-century academy and illuminates the need for our resistance. It specifically contextualises the international landscape of sexism in academia in order to lay a foundation for a detailed exploration of the myriad of strategies women academics design to slay ‘the seven-headed dragon’ of sexism (van den Brink and Benschop 2012) in the academy.


Sexism Postfeminism Women academics Resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Communication and Creative IndustriesUniversity of the Sunshine CoastMaroochydoreAustralia

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