This chapter is based on data gathered in FESTA project. FESTA was an implementation project financed by FP7 (2012–2017) aimed to make a change in the working environments of academics. One of the focus areas of the project involved a better understanding of the academics’ experiences with regard to the subject of “interaction between family and career progression.” For the analysis of sub-themes related to the “family,” a number of specific quotes were selected from the in-depth interviews conducted in the four partner institutions of FESTA in Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, and Turkey. In spite of the heavy burden of family responsibilities it bestows on women, the family of origin particularly emerged as a source of support in the career of the researcher in a number of countries. It was observed that women academics—especially those from educated and relatively privileged backgrounds—have been strongly encouraged and supported by family at different stages of their career.
|Title of host publication||Gendered Academic Citizenship : Issues and Experiences|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|