Assistant Professor Emily Henderson has been interviewed for an article for the Times Higher Education entitled 'Conference organisers urged to take action against harassment'. You can read the full interview here
The second learning strand research seminar will be held on 10th July in WT104/5 on Westwood Campus, 12:30 to 1:30, plus optional time for questions until 2pm.
The speaker will be Dr Danyal Farsani, University of Chile
Associate Professor Sue Johnston-Wilder will be speaking at Pearson's second Power of Maths roundtable on Friday 5th July in central London.
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.
Dr Michael Wyness has two new funded research projects on Children’s Migration
Michael is working with Dr. Monireh Partovi on both of these projects. The first project is funded by Warwick’s Connecting Cultures GRP and entitled 'Identity and Resettlement Among Young Refugees in Coventry Schools'. The project is a continuation of earlier research on refugee children in Coventry. The particular focus here is the role of one Coventry school in supporting the identity formation of these young refugees.
The second project entitled, 'Iranian Migrant Children’s Identity Formation: Culture and Community Education' is funded by Warwick Ventures and runs from August 2019 until July 2020. It explores the role of supplementary schools in supporting second and third generation Iranian migrants’ identity formation.