Academy of Management Annual Conference 2019 – Gender and Diversity in Organizations Professional Development Workshop

Professional Development Workshop 1: Mind the gap: Gender, embodiment and identity in organizations

Primary sponsor: Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO)


This Professional Development Workshop aims to foster a discussion about the mutual and dynamic entanglement of gender, embodiment and identity in organizations. The starting point of this discussion is the exploration of the embodiment of gender from a broad range of different disciplines and theoretical perspectives with the common aim of approaching the body both as a site for transgressive encounters and as actively participating and shaping such encounters.


Andri Georgiadou, Equality Inclusion Diversity (EQUIDY) Center, Cyprus

Dimitria Groutsis, University of Sydney, Australia

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan, University of Massachusetts, USA

Expert Discussants:

Albert J. Mills (Saint Mary’s University, Canada/ University of Eastern Finland, Finland)- Work, gender, embodiment, intersectionality and history

Beverly Dawn Metcalfe (American University of Beirut, Lebanon) – Women, Work and Embodiment in the Islamic Middle East

Leanne Cutcher and Kat Riach (University of Sydney, Australia) – Age, gender and embodiment

Facilitators/ Discussants:

Diane Ruwhiu, University of Otago Business School, New Zealand

Dorothea Roumpi, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Elina Meliou, Newcastle University, UK

Florence Villesèche, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Joana Vassilopoulou, Brunel University London, UK & Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Vanessa Bernauer, Helmut Schmidt University – University of the Federal Armed Forces, Hamburg, Germany

Zubeida Rossenkhan, Sunway University, Malaysia