#GoodRead | Is there a systemic gender bias in knowledge production?
Comparing the gendered dynamics of knowledge between academia and think tanks is an important issue to analyse. Gender barriers are often studied in one industry in silo but rarely do we compare the gendered political economies between institutions. Institutional discrimination might change the nature of the knowledge produced as it can cause over-representation of major demographic groups, as is the case in academia. Whoever produces and owns the knowledge has the most autonomy over what topics are researched, how they are researched, and inevitably who the research impacts. Ensuring researchers are diverse and representational of different minorities is a strong pathway to ensuring research benefits all of us in society.