My brilliant career? Women in the academy: a symposium and networking event

This invites scholars who situate their research within a feminist
framework to consider the organisational and personal/social
impediments to institutional and intellectual recognition into the 21st
century. It will also consider the broader implications of these
barriers to female success in the academy in terms of their impact on
students’ own aspirations and their own understanding of gender roles
in intellectual and public life. Speakers include younger, mid-career
and senior academics and the event will allow space for participants to
discuss challenges and strategies for collaboration with women who have
extended experience of negotiating academic roles.

Participants will be encouraged to initiate further events on
associated topics which might include the opportunities and constraints
for postgraduate female academics; opportunities for scholars from
different ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and those on
part-time and short-term contracts; the media image of female
intellectuals; the emotional labour of women working in HE; the impact
of recession on women academics.

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Enquiries to Anita Biressi

 
Schedule
 
Speakers

Tara Brabazon, Professor of Media Studies, University of Brighton
Toughen up Princess:  academic men and women and changing the default position

Mary Evans, Professor and Visiting Fellow, Institute of Gender Studies LSE
A Brilliant Career : But is this Feminism? Reflections on Professional ‘Success’


June Purvis, Professor of Women’s and Gender History, Portsmouth
Where do I belong?  Some reflections on feminism and my academic career.

Dr Nirmal Puwar, Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths and author of Space Invaders: race, gender and bodies out of place (Berg 2004)
Intersecting Space Invaders

Round table speakers

Helen Baehr, MeCCSA Executive Committee member, research consultant and member of the Board of Women in Film and Television

Rosalind Brunt, Visiting Research Fellow in Media Studies, Sheffield Hallam University, founder member of WMSN

Becky Francis, Professor of Education, Roehampton University

Dr Kaity Mendes, Lecturer, De Montfort University

Organisers: Anita Biressi and Heather Nunn


(Women’s Media Studies Network (WMSN) / Roehampton University)

Please note that due to industrial action at London Metropolitan
University which calls for the grey-listing of any venues associated
with the institution our symposium is re-locating from the Women’s
Library to:
Seminar Room 3B, ULU, University of London, 
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY 

Posted by Salvatore Scifo