Dr Renata Bongiorno
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Washington Singer 210
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on an ERC funded project: Context, Identity & Choice: Understanding the Constraints on Women’s Career Decisions.
Broad research specialisms
Gender inequality, gender stereotyping, gender prejudice, collective action, social change.
BA (Hons 1) PhD, Australian National University
My PhD research was in the area of social and organisational psychology and uncovered a new form of prejudice towards women who are tentative, rather than assertive, as leaders. This form of prejudice is likely to be more difficult to overcome it is harder to see as unfair. These findings are published in The British Journal of Social Psychology, and I also wrote about them in an article for The Conversation
In addition to my research on prejudice towards women, I have published research on how to motivate community action to advance social causes (e.g., action on climate change, action to support gender equality), and on gender bias in the judicial system, particulalry relating to prosecuting men's sexual assault of women. I also have ongoing research examining reactions to perpetrators and victims of sexual harassment; mobilising men’s action in support of gender equality; gender stereotypes and women's perceived lack of leadership fit; and paradoxical effects of women's empowerment campaigns as an avenue for promoting social change.
Before joining the University of Exeter in 2017, I was employed in a number of research roles in Australia, including at Melbourne Business School to examine barriers to the uptake of flexible workplace policies, and at The University of Queensland Business School to examine male CEO's involvement in programs to advance gender equality.
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Broadly, my research examines gender inequality, collective action and social change. I have published research on: (i) subtle prejudice towards women in leadership, (ii) gender bias in the prosecution of sexual assault cases, and (iii) motivating collective action to advance social causes.
I have ongoing research examining reactions to victims and perpetrators of sexual harassment; mobilising men’s action in support of gender equality; gender stereotypes and women's perceived lack of leadership fit; and paradoxical effects of women's empowerment campaigns as an avenue for promoting social change.
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