Dr. Marcela Linková
Dr. Marcela Linková is the head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She holds a doctorate in sociology from Charles University in Prague. Her research focuses on gender and research, specifically on the sociology of gendered organisations and institutional change, gender-based violence in academia, governance of research, and public policies for gender equality in R&I. She is the Member State Co-Chair of the ERA Forum subgroup on inclusive gender equality. Between 2017 and 2021 she was the chair of the ERAC Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation and coordinator of the Horizon 2020 GENDERACTION project. Marcela currently coordinates Horizon Europe project GENDERACTIONplus and participates in Horizon 2020 UniSAFE focused on the study of gender-based violence in academia, and RESISTIRE which studies the impacts of COVID-19 policies in intersectional gender equality. Previously, she was involved in Horizon 2020 projects GE Academy, CASPER, and Gender-SMART. In 2022 she served as a member of the Expert Group for the Higher Education Authority review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions and was a member of the Steering Group on the Study of GEP Impact for the European Commission. Her work has appeared in European Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender and Research, and Science and Public Policy, among others. She is the alumna of the 2017 IVLP Women in STEM.