20122020

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Personal profile

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Ethics at Roehampton Business School, having previously held a position at Kingston University. In the US, I was a researcher at the Harvard Business School focusing on gender equality issues at work and at home. I was also a part-time Lecturer at Babson College and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Gender in Organizations (Simmons College) and Women’s Studies Research Center (Brandeis University). In Germany, I worked as a researcher at the University of Stuttgart, conducting an evaluation of mentoring programs for women in Germany, a project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). I received my Ph.D. degree from University College London.

 

Research interests

My research is concerned with equality and ethics in organizations and the professions.

Research interests:

- Data science as an emerging profession

- Data scientists' professional identity and ethical professional practice

- Equality, diversity and inclusion in data science

- Gender, race and class in organizations

- Intersectionality and career outcomes

- Career transitions

- Social reproduction

- Maternal employment and career outcomes

- Equality, diversity and inclusion in professional service firms

- Equality, diversity and inclusion in the Global South (e.g. Mexico)

My research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals, including Work, Employment and Society and Gender, Work and Organization. I have been the recipient of grants from the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT), the British Council and the Santander Mobility Grant Program.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Research Ethics Officer of Roehampton Business School.

I currently supervise one internal PhD student and one external PhD student (Hasselt University). I welcome inquiries from potential PhD students interested in the research areas outlined above.

 

Research projects

I am currently working on two major research projects. First, I am conducting research on data scientists' professional identity and ethical perspectives and behavior. I am also investigating career transitions and career trajectories in the field of (big) data science.

Second, I am advancing research on social reproduction and class inequality in organizations, linking maternal employment, intrahousehold roles and negotiation and socio-economic class factors with professionals' career outcomes. 

I collaborate with academics from Harvard Business School, ESSEC Business School, IPADE Business School, Mount Holyoke College, Radboud University and Hasselt University.

 

Consultancy work

I work closely together with practitioners. I have advised corporations in Mexico on the implementation and evaluation of gender equality and work/life balance initiatives. I am currently collaborating with practitioners and activists in the UK to explore the experiences of ethnic minority professional women.

 

Teaching

I am committed to forming ethical business leaders through my teaching. I have taught Business Ethics, International Human Resource Management, Leadership and Change, Organizational Behavior, and Qualitative Research Methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I have fully re-designed modules leading to improved student learning and satisfaction. I have also supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

 

Education/Academic qualification

University College London

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Research Output

Role Distancing and the Persistance of Long Work Hours in Professional Service Firms

Lupu, I., Ruiz Castro, M. & Leca, B., 17 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : ORGANIZATION STUDIES.

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Social class, gender and supervisory support as predictors of subjective work and home outcomes among Mexican professionals

Ruiz Castro, M., McGinn, K. & Rivera Pesquera, M., 24 Jun 2020.

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Women on boards in Mexico: How do they get a board seat?

Ruiz Castro, M., Rivera Pesquera, M. & Vazquez Rios, A., 24 Jun 2020.

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In search of career sustainability: Academics transitioning into data science

Ruiz Castro, M., van der Heijden, B. & Henderson, E., 4 Aug 2019.

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The human behind algorithms: Personal and professional ethics of data scientists

Ruiz Castro, M., 28 Jun 2019.

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Activities

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 1 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Gender, Work & Organization - 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference

Mayra Ruiz Castro (Organiser)
24 Jun 202026 Jun 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

11th Biennial International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network

Mayra Ruiz Castro (Organiser)
14 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Gender, Work and Organization (Journal)

Mayra Ruiz Castro (Guest editor)
Feb 2019Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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11th International Critical Management Studies Conference

Mayra Ruiz Castro (Organiser)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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Research Advisor: Different Women Different Places

Mayra Ruiz Castro (Contributor)
31 Oct 2018 → …

Activity: Public engagement and outreachWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Press / Media

Le travail des mères fait le succès des enfants

Mayra Ruiz Castro

3/09/15

1 item of Media coverage

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A new study gives us another reason to celebrate working mothers

Mayra Ruiz Castro

24/06/15

1 item of Media coverage

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Want your daughter to earn more? Be a working mother

Mayra Ruiz Castro

22/05/15

1 item of Media coverage

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Kids Benefit From Having A Working Mom

Mayra Ruiz Castro

15/05/15

1 item of Media coverage

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