Bridging the Publication Gender Gap: Enhancing Women’s Scholarship and Networks in Lusophone Africa through Mentoring and Writing Workshops

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in Lusophone African countries.
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These workshops will build on a pre-existing network of Lusophone African Researchers (RESAL) to encourage its women members, from any disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, to work collaboratively to publish a joint international publication and develop strategies for future funding bids. Considering that for a variety of reasons only a small amount of the most widely read academic production on Lusophone Africa in recent years has been produced by scholars based in these countries, and by women scholars more specifically, there is an urgent need to attend to their perspectives. This allows us to ensure that narratives are shaped at least as much by women based in these countries as outside. Therefore, the workshops will provide mentoring in writing skills for peer review papers and engage willing early career researchers in subsequent peer review alongside mentors beyond the project.

Workshop team: Dr Aleida Cristina Mendes Borges, King’s College London; Dr Carlos Cardoso, Catholic University of Guinea-Bissau; Professor Toby Green, King's College London.

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