I finished my PhD thesis in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London where I was part of the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity in June 2011. In September 2011 i started as a Lecturer in HRM at Brunel Business School, Brunel University. In August 2013 started at the University of Sussex, as a lecturer in IHRM and in September 2014, I started working at Queen Mary again as a lecturer in IHRM.
My research interests are leadership, women on boards, diversity, gender, equality and encompass organizational and institutional equality strategies. My PhD thesis addresses the role of gender, leadership and the use of affirmative action (AA) strategies in relation to vertical sex segregation in the Norwegian labour market. Specifically, to see how institutional laws and norms affect gender balance and diversity within organizations, I examine politicians, academics, and directors of corporate boards as specific occupational groups that are vulnerable to sex segregation effects. My thesis is entitled: 'Exploring the Norwegian paradox of vertical sex segregation: Strategies and experiences in politics, academia and company boards'. Using a multilevel approach to explore gendering practices, the thesis shed light on the processes underpinning and affecting vertical segregation and the strategies used to counteract it. As a result, the thesis aims to show how institutional norms and national laws affect the gender balance within organizations as well as to identify the usefulness of various strategies by using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data.
In addition, I have also written several book chapters and articles as well as held a number of presentations on the subject of vertical sex segregation, leadership, gender, and affirmative action. For an updated list of working papers and conference presentations, see the publications-page.
I have extensive teaching experience that is underpinned by my bachelor degree in pedagogy and social science. I have experience from teaching on a variety of business subjects.
From August 2013 i have been employed as a Lecturer in International Human Resource Management at the University of Sussex where i will be teaching the subjects Comparative Business Systems and International Human Resource Management.
- Human Resource Management and its international dimensions (UG).
- Managing Diversity (PG) in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London
- Business Studies (pre-master) at the Language and Learning Unit, Queen Mary, University of London.
- International Human Resource Management (PG)
- Human Resource Management (UG)
- Managing Diversity (UG)
- Corporate Social Responsibility (UG)
- Organisation Theory (UG)
- Work, Employment and society (UG)
- Marketing (UG)
- Qualitative Research Methods (UG)
Between September 2011 and August 2013 i was as a Lecturer in HRM at Brunel Business School. I have supervised Final Year Projects at Undergraduate Level and Dissertations at Msc Level. I was also the module leader for the course;
For the academic year 2010-2011 I have been employed as a module organiser and lecturer for the modules;
Between 2006 and 2010 I was employed in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London as a teaching associate for modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The modules to which I contributed were:
Email: c.seierstad[at] sussex.ac.uk