We are marking International Women’s Day here on Language-on-the-Move with a portrait of Cezaria Baudouin de Courtenay Ehrenkreutz Jędrzejewiczowa, the first female Chair Professor of Anthropology at Warsaw University and, possibly, anywhere else in the world. Like many successful women in academia she was “strange” in many ways and the authors of “The Thin End of the Wedge: Foreign Women Professors as Double Strangers in Academia” (Czarniawska and Sevón, 2008) argue it was her very “foreignness” that contributed to her success.
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