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The (Gender) Role of a Professor | Article by Prerna Dhoop & Vandana Dhoop

October 5, 2022

NLSIU faculty member Prerna Dhoop, and Independent Research Consultant Vandana Dhoop have co-authored an article titled “The (Gender) Role of a Professor,” that has been recently published in The Wire. The article attempts to understand Joseph Pleck’s ‘Gender Role Strain Paradigm‘ and how deviation from society’s normative ordering of femininity can impact the lives of women, particularly in official settings. Joseph Pleck is an Emeritus Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has published widely in the areas of fatherhood; masculinity; and adolescent and adult male sexual and contraceptive behavior.


According to the World Bank, the female labour force in India makes up an appallingly low 20% of the total workforce. The LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2021 recorded that more than 4 in 5 working women (85%) claim to have missed out on a raise, promotion or work offer because of their gender.

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