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Dr Mark Gatto

Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

I am a Lecturer in Critical Organisation Studies whose main research interest is the gender inequity experienced by working parents (in paid employment). I explore the influence of patriarchal discourse on individuals in organisational contexts, particularly the motherhood penalty and patriarchal dividend. I draw critical perspectives, emphasising hybrid and caring masculinities, and the work of Raewyn Connell (masculine re-embodiment) and Joan Acker (Gendered Organisations) to problematise the ideal worker-breadwinner-motherhood penalty triad of gendered working.  My PhD used dystopian fiction and critical discourse analysis as a transdisciplinary, critical approach to gender research in organisations. I also use fiction as a subversive means of writing differently. Finally, I established and proudly lead the Northumbria University Parents and Carers Network in 2020. I founded this network on the principles of solidarity and the provision of a visible, supportive community for staff and students in the University.

 

Mark Gatto

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Qualifications

  • Human Resource Management MA December 01 2017
  • Management Studies City andGuildsLevel 5 January 04 2016
  • Literature MA (Hons) November 30 2009
  • English BA (Hons) June 26 2008


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