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Dear All,
I am outrageously late, but if you haven’t already done so, please consider submitting an abstract in the session Gender and networks at the 5th European Conference on Social Networks

Submission URL: Call for Paper | EUSN2021 (< >
Deadline: May 23, 2021

Organizer: Elisa Bellotti (Mitchell Centre for SNA, University of Manchester)

Session Description: Social network research studies the mechanisms that drive formations of network structures as well as the outcomes of such structures on social behaviour. A well investigated area of research focuses on gender differences in network formations and outcomes in personal and professional networks. Researchers have looked, for example, at the different styles of socializations of boys and girls in early age, varieties of gendered network structures in different cultures, gender differences in peer networks and educational outcomes, gendered structural and cultural constrains of network strategies in organizational studies, different network positions and relational strategies between men and women at work, gender unbalance in academic networks and interlocking directorates.

This session wants to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives on gender similarities and differences in social networks which might be investigated with a variety of methods and modelling techniques. We welcome both highly quantitative modelling studies as well as qualitative research that looks at how discourses and narratives may impact the relational strategies embedded in network structures. We also welcome research that expand the very definition of gender to investigate peculiarities and differences of transgender, intersex and gender-fluid social networks.

Topics of the session might include, but are not limited to:
• Gender differences in structure and composition of personal networks
• Gender differences in tie formation in early life
• Gender dynamics in educational settings
• Gender and social support over the lifetime
• Gender, social capital and brokerage
• Gender differences in interlocking directorates, academic networks and organizational studies
• Gendered narratives in relational strategies
• Gendered perceptions of SNA

I hope I'll see you in Naples, even if virtually!

Elisa Bellotti
Senior Lecturer

Department of Sociology
Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis 

University of Manchester
Arthur Lewis Building
Room 3.029
Bridgeford Street
Manchester M13 9PL

New publications

  *   Bellotti E. (2021) Mixed Methods in Egonet Analysis. In: Antonyuk A., Basov N. (eds) Networks in the Global World. NetGloW 2020. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 181. Springer, Cham.
Bellotti, E., Spencer, J., Lord, N. & Benson, K. "Counterfeit Alcohol Distribution: A Criminological Script Network Analysis". In European Journal of Criminology.

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