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Resources Bibliography

These materials have been gathered by the African Studies Association Women’s Caucus as part of our effort to highlight the ongoing impact of the COVID pandemic on gender and equity in academia. 

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Academic, peer-reviewed articles​

  • AbuJarour, S., Ajjan, H., Fedorowicz, J., & Owens, D. (2021). How working from home during COVID-19 affects academic productivity. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 48(1), 8. [] Behind a paywall. 

  • Alon, T.M. , Doepke M., Olmstead‐Rumsey J. and Tertilt M. 2020. “The Impact of COVID‐19 on Gender Equality.” NBER Working Paper No. 26947. [].

  • Krukowski, R. A., Jagsi, R., & Cardel, M. I. (2021). Academic productivity differences by gender and child age in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Women's Health, 30(3), 341-347. [

  • Oleschuk M. (2020). Gender Equity Considerations for Tenure and Promotion during COVID-19. Canadian review of sociology = Revue canadienne de sociologie, 57(3), 502–515. []

  • Staniscuaski, F., Kmetzsch, L., Soletti, R. C., Reichert, F., Zandonà, E., Ludwig, Z., Lima, E. F., Neumann, A., Schwartz, I., Mello-Carpes, P. B., Tamajusuku, A., Werneck, F. P., Ricachenevsky, F. K., Infanger, C., Seixas, A., Staats, C. C., & de Oliveira, L. (2021). Gender, Race and Parenthood Impact Academic Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Survey to Action. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 663252. []

  • Vroman, S. R., & Danko, T. (2020). Against what model? Evaluating women as leaders in the pandemic era. Gender, Work & Organization, 27(5), 860-867. Behind a paywall.

Public journalism (Chronicle, etc.)

  • Malisch, Jessica L., Breanna N. Harris, Shanen M. Sherrer, Kristy A. Lewis, Stephanie L. Shepherd, Pumtiwitt C. McCarthy, Jessica L. Spott, et al. “Opinion: In the Wake of COVID-19, Academia Needs New Solutions to Ensure Gender Equity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, no. 27 (July 7, 2020): 15378–81.

Auto-ethnography and personal stories

  • Guy, B., & Arthur, B. (2020). Academic motherhood during COVID‐19: Navigating our dual roles as educators and mothers. Gender, Work, and Organization. Behind a paywall. 

  • Katz, N. B., Bryan, K. M., Jumreornvong, O., Sarno, D. L., Ulep, R. D., & Englander, M. J. (2021). Re:“Academic Productivity Differences by Gender and Child Age in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine Faculty During the COVID-19 Pandemic” by Krukowski et al. Journal of Women's Health. [

  • "On Grief & Loss: Building a Post-Pandemic Future for Higher Ed without Losing Sight of Our Students and Ourselves." A keynote by Joshua Eyler. (PSU) []

  • Utoft, E. H. (2020). ‘All the single ladies’ as the ideal academic during times of COVID‐19?. Gender, Work & Organization, 27(5), 778-787. Behind a paywall. 




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