Professor Patricia Lewis of Kent Business School has been awarded the Best Developmental Paper Award in the Gender in Management Track at the British Academy of Management 2020 Conference in the Cloud for the second year in a row.
The paper entitled ‘Affect and Postfeminism: Exploring the Affective Constitution of Subjectivity by Leaders in the City of London’, explores the affective positivity and affective dissonance connected to the identity work of leaders working in the insurance market in London. Patricia’s previous paper ‘The Reconfiguration of Femininity: Comparing Neoliberalism, Postfeminism and Neoliberal Feminism’ was awarded the Best Developmental Paper Award in the Gender in Management Track at the British Academy of Management 2019 Conference at Aston University. Both papers were written as part of a project on leadership based on 48 interviews with male and female leaders and funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship.
Professor Lewis was also awarded the Best Reviewer Award in the Gender in Management track this year said “I am delighted to receive these awards. As a regular attendee at the BAM Conference, it is great to gain this recognition for my research and I look forward to contributing to the Gender in Management stream again at next year’s event.”
Patricia Lewis is Professor of Management and Head of the People, Management and Organisation Group at Kent Business School, University of Kent. She is currently Joint-Editor-in-Chief of Gender, Work and Organization and is due to complete her three-year term as editor 2018 – 2020 in December. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Organization.