Special Guest Speaker: Dr Maria do Mar Pereira
At this special guest event, Dr Maria do Mar Pereira (Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds) spoke about her experiences researching gender and feminism in an interdisciplinary context in the UK and Europe.
Dr Pereira is a feminist ethnographer with a background in Sociology, whose work is consistently committed to interdisciplinarity. Her current research is an ethnographic study of negotiations of the epistemic status of women's, gender and feminist studies in Portugal; she has also done research on the negotiation of gender and sexuality among children and young people in school settings, feminist methodologies and pedagogies, contemporary transformations in higher education and science policy in Europe, men’s discourses about masculinity and fatherhood, and issues of language difference and translation in social science research.
This was a very special opportunity to hear from an accomplished interdisciplinary researcher in the field of gender studies.