Mahwish’s doctoral research focuses on the lived experiences of the women of colour academics that construct their perception of work and careers in academia. This is a mixed-methods qualitative research which utilizes post-racial and post-colonial lens to investigate the aforementioned purpose. The study attempts to explore the probable impact of race and gender on women of colour academics’ career perceptions. Alongside the standpoint of women of colour academics, the university’s equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives with respect to women of colour academics’ careers will be analysed through stance of HR personnel and through examination of equality/diversity reports available on universities’ websites.
1st Supervisor: Dr Sadhvi Dar2nd Supervisor: Professor Yasmin Ibrahim
Mahwish Sikander is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management. Her research background is in Organisational Behaviour domain. Her past research work is linked to careerism, emotions, perceived politics in organisations and organisational justice.