I got my degree in Sociology from the Free University in Berlin (with minors in Computer Science and Cultural Anthropology) and my PhD in Communications from the European Graduate School, in Saas-Fee (Switzerland). My main research interest is on comparative gender and science policies, and on the evidence base for effective policy interventions in gender and science. I’ve been an expert adviser to the European Commission DG Research and Innovation and participated in the FP7 Meta-analysis of Gender and Science research with the report on Policies for Gender Equality in Science And Research.
On the methodological side of my work I’m especially indebted to participant observation in order to understand the material basis and everyday practice by which gender inequality is continuously regenerated. This was part of my post-doc work here at the IN3. Science and Technology studies, and especially ANT is a huge source of inspiration for me. In more recent work, we’ve started exploring the usage of sociometric badges for detecting gendered status hierarchies in teams. Since data is pervasive, I’m also interested in feminist reflections on data intensive research methods.
I have been coordinator of the FP7 project “GenPORT – Your Gateway to Gender and Science Resources”. GenPORT is an internet portal for sharing resources on gender and science.
Currently, I am coordinating the H2020 projects Gender-Diversity-Impact (GEDII), where we aim to provide new concepts and methods for researching the impact of gender diversity on research performance on the team level, and ACT (Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe).
Sáinz, M. & Müller, J. (2018) Gender and family influences on Spanish students’ aspirations and values in stem fields. International Journal of Science Education, 40(2), 188-203. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2017.1405464
Müller, J. (2016). Engineering Lifestyles: Career Choices in Late Modernity. In Webster, J. & Randle, K. (Eds.) Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2016. ISBN 978-1-137-47918-1
Müller, J. (2014). La introducción del ordenador portátil en la escuela primaria y la innovación compartida. Una aproximación a los costes encubiertos de la innovación TIC. In C. Castaño & J. Webster (Eds.), Género, ciencia y tecnologías de la información (pp. 191–214). Barcelona: Aresta Mujeres. ISBN: 9788494145667
Müller, J., Castaño, C., Gonzalez, A., Palmén, R. (2011). Policy Towards Gender Equality in Science and Research. Brussels Economic Review, 54 (2-3), pp. 295-316.
Müller, J. (2011). Gendering the Millennials. Analyzing Staff Responses to New Student Profiles in Spanish ICT Higher Education, International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology 3 (2), pp. 424-444.