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Dr. Margo BROUNS Senior researcher


 In 2000 she published a research on potential gender bias in the assessment systems of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research. Current research concentrates on selection procedures for full professors commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
2002-2005 Manager of the project Gender and Sciences and associate professor Gender Studies in Social Sciences at the Groningen University. She was also co-rapporteur for the workshop Minimising Gender Bias in Definition and Measurement of Scientific Excellence, organized by the European Commission (Women and Science Unit) in co-operation with RSCAS-EUI and the Joint Research Centre (EC). The report, including the synthesis "Gender and Excellence in the making" was published in 2004.


Vice president of AIOFE (Association of Institutions for Feminist Education and Research in Europe)


The gendered nature of assessment procedures in scientific research funding. The case of the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research. In: Higher Education in Europe, vol. XXV, pp. 193-20, no. 2 (special issue: Academe and Gender: what has and what has not changed?), 2000
Crumbling Ivory Towers. Academic Organizing and its Gender Effects in the Netherlands. Gender, Work and Organization. Vol. 10, pp. 194-212, 2003
Transparence et excellence au 21e siècle. In: A quand l égalité f/h? Plaidoyer pour une autre université. Bruxelles: Sophia, pp. 145-155, 2004
Gender and Excellence in the making. Synthesis report on the workshop  Minimizing Gender bias in definition and measurement of scientific excellence . Brussels, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research, pp. 11-32, 2004
The social dynamics of scientific excellence. Bonn: Center for Excellence Women and Science, in press