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. Over the past years I’ve been drawn more and more into social network analysis and data intensive research methods. R has become an invaluable tool in this regard, for example for the handling of sociometric sensor-based data. I’m especially interested in feminist reflections on data intensive research methods.
I have been coordinating several European projects, including the FP7 project GenPORT – “Your gateway to gender and science resources” (2013-2017) and the H2020 project GEDII – “Gender-Diversity-Impact” (2015-2018) which has developed new concepts and methods for assessing the impact of gender diversity in research teams. Until 2021 I am coordinating the H2020 project ACT about establishing Communities of Practice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe.
Palmén, R. [Rachel], & Müller, J. [Jörg] (Eds.). (2022). A Community of Practice Approach to Improving Gender Equality in Research. Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group. https://www.routledge.com/A-Community-of-Practice-Approach-to-Improving-Gender-Equality-in-Research/Palmen-Muller/p/book/9781032115658
Humbert, A. L., Guenther, E. A., & Müller, J. (2021). Not Simply ‘Counting Heads’: A Gender Diversity Index for the Team Level. Social Indicators Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-021-02635-5
Müller, J [Jörg]., Meneses, J. [Julio], Humbert, A. L. [Anne Laure], & Guenther, E. A. [Elisabeth Guenther] (2021). Sensor-based proximity metrics for team research. A validation study across three organizational contexts. Behavior Research Methods, 53(2), 718-743. https://doi:10.3758/
Palmén, R., Arroyo, L., Müller, J., Reidl, S., Caprile, M., & Unger, M. (2020). Integrating the gender dimension in teaching, research content & knowledge and technology transfer: Validating the EFFORTI evaluation framework through three case studies in Europe. Evaluation and Programme Planning, 79. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.
Müller, J., Fàbregues, S., Guenther, E. A., & Romano, M. J. (2019). Using Sensors in Organizational Research–Clarifying Rationales and Validation Challenges for Mixed Methods. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1188. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01188
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. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2017.1405464
Müller, J. (2016). Engineering Lifestyles: Career Choices in Late Modernity. In J. Webster & K. Randle (Eds.), Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
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.
Müller, J., Castaño, C., Gonzalez, A., Palmén, R. (2011). Policy Towards Gender Equality in Science and Research. Brussels Economic Review, 54 (2-3), 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), 424-444.