Emily Henderson in Times Higher: ‘Conference organisers urged to take action against harassment’
Emily Henderson, assistant professor of international education and development at the University of Warwick, who researches academic conferences, said that sexual harassment is prevalent at scholarly events “in the same way it is prevalent in universities and most other working spaces”. If anything, she explained, “it is potentially worse at conferences because people are not held responsible in the same way”.
“Conferences, especially big events across several days which involve travel, have a tourism element to them. People are often sleeping in the same hotels, and it becomes a 24-hour experience,” she explained. Meanwhile, the living and working environment “is determined by the conscience of the organising committee”, she said.
The 3rd Warwick Islamic Education Summer School brought together an enthusiastic group of researchers, practitioners, and community activists representing diverse social, national, educational and linguistic traditions for three days of presentations, workshops and discussions.
25 international delegates travelled to Warwick for the 3rd Warwick Islamic Education Summer School. Participants in this year’s summer school discussed Muslim female faith and educational leadership within the context of contemporary Muslim minority and majority societies.
Congratulations: Two CES PhD students won 2 of the 3 early career conference awards for their papers at BERA.
Congratulations and well done to Krystal and Tong!
Krystal Douglas, University of Warwick
Friendships Networks and Aspiration to Higher Education
Tongtong Zhao, University of Warwick
Aspirations for participation in higher education from a gender perspective: a research study on final year secondary school students in Cameroon
Dr Emily Henderson joined the SARChI Chair Higher Education and Human Development Research Programme at University of the Free State, South Africa, on a funded institutional visit for a week in September 2018. Dr Henderson was affiliated with the programme during her doctoral studies at UCL Institute of Education, and was recently invited to attend a week of activities to renew the collaboration. During the visit, Dr Henderson acted as discussant for an international colloquium, delivered a workshop on intersectionality for students and postdoctoral fellows in the programme, and attended meetings to further discuss collaboration with Professor Melanie Walker and Dr Mikateko Höppener.
Michael Wyness’ new book, Childhood, Culture and Society, has just been published by Sage
Michael’s book Childhood, Culture and Society in a global context has just been published by Sage.
This new text focuses on the most pressing topics in the field, providing a multifaceted and extensive analysis of the study of children and childhood.
As one reviewer has commented ‘A major contribution to childhood studies!’ William A. Corsaro, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University