ABSTRACT

Targets of bullying are often the most vulnerable members of the scientific workforce—they may be low-paid graduate students or postdocs, living in a foreign country, navigating a foreign language and culture, and whose immigration status is tied directly to their employment. They may also have young families, be living paycheck-to-paycheck, and have health insurance and other benefits that depend on a contract position that can be revoked with little to no notice or cause. Finally, targets on the low end of a power differential are not likely to be supported by their institutions, particularly institutions that rely on the big grant earnings brought in by senior “bullies.” This book is a brief guide to the causes of academic bullying and to their solutions.

chapter Chapter 1|11 pages

You Are a Target, Not a Victim

ByMorteza Mahmoudi

chapter Chapter 2|4 pages

A Sample Target Story

ByMaria Smith

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Causes of Abusive Supervision: The Case of Bullying in Academic Science

BySherry Moss

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

Targets' Responses to Abusive Supervision

BySherry Moss

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Mobbing in Academia

ByMehdi Kamali, Saman Hosseinpour, Jennifer Swann, Hossein Pooya Sareh, Morteza Mahmoudi

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

What to Expect After Speaking Up?

ByKrzysztof Potempa

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Possible Solutions to Academic Bullying in Higher Education

ByMorteza Mahmoudi, Sherry Moss

chapter Chapter 8|5 pages

Epilogue

ByMorteza Mahmoudi