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Marcela Linková, Ph.D., is the head of the Centre for Gender and Science at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on sociology of gendered organizations, research careers, governance of research and research assessment from a gender perspective. Having been engaged in gender equality work since 2001, she examines the material-discursive practices through which gender equality policies and initiatives are adopted and implemented at the European and Czech country level. She is a member of the European Commission’s Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation, and has served as a member of expert and advisory bodies for the European Commission. She is the Vice-Chair of genderSTE Cost Action TN 1201 (gender, science, technology, environment). Marcela has coordinated and participated in several FP 6 and FP 7 projects on gender mainstreaming in science, with a focus in some of these projects on the uptake of European gender equality policies in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2015 she was elected as member of the executive board of Research Network 24 Science and Technology of the European Sociological Association.