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Feminisms in the Academy 2019

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A conference bringing together feminist academics, university staff and research students.

Sessions address:

·  Feminist issues related to academic life and work, university structures, policies and cultures (contemporary or historical).

·  Impact of feminist perspectives and methodologies on research, pedagogy and professional practice.


Programme Summary: 

Conference keynote:

Dr Amy Bonsall ‘Founding the Women in Academia Support Network (#WIASN)  or how I accidentally created a ‘thing!’

Cite women!

Dr Judith Hanks: The invisible woman in academia: dealing with erasing

Ben Dalton: Footnotes, self-citations and word-play – the agential realism I see in practice in Karen Barad's writing

Dr Nandana Bose: Producing my first monograph: multiple intersectional feminisms; challenging university power structures

Interventions: Feminism at work part 1    

Dr Jessica Guth and Dr Doug Morrison: Re-imagining (legal) education: cultivating humanity through an ethics of care

Dr Karen Horwood: Reflections on organising ‘Women in Planning’ conference

Dr Anne Schiffer: Issues of power and representation: preparing tomorrow’s designers for work in community development

Feminist performance part 1

Joanna Leah: Performance of Stutter

Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas: poetry performance: GLASS

Interventions: Feminism at work part 2

Vani Naik: Facilitated discussion: ‘On the blurring of boundaries between researcher and participants: the case of gender inequality research’

Lucy Bannister and Dr Bronwen Edwards: In conversation about feminism, yoga and academic writing (followed by a feminist yoga class for everyone. No special clothes or mats needed)     

Feminist performance part 2

Dr Miffy Ryan: Participatory performance workshop

Dr Sharon Jagger & Helen Turner: Feminist ritual in artistic practice: the antidote to abjection

Feminist perspectives on the neo-liberal university

Rumana Hossain: Women in Higher Education in Bangladesh: can we not rise further?

Dr Nidia Veitch:Tournament jobs, super-effort and the consequences for the gender pay gap

Dr Evangeline Tsao: A critical appraisal of Athena SWAN with an intersectional approach 

Finale workshop

Dr Liz Stirling: An F= hosted workshop discussion: No market for feminist content in the academy?

The conference is accompanied by all-day screenings of Edgelands Arcade and It’s so serious doing the Twist, films by Joanna Leah

Hosted by the Women & the Built Environment Research Cluster.

Supported by Writing Retreats at Chapelgarth Estate, North Yorkshire and the School of the Built Environment and Engineering.

Contact: Bronwen Edwards B.Edwards@leedsbeckett.ac.uk


Event Details

2 July 2019 -
2 July 2019
10:00 - 18:00
City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE
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