CSWG publishes a report reflecting critically on the challenges and opportunities afforded by Athena SWAN
The findings from the event are collated in a report entitled Certifying Equality? Critical reflections on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation written by Dr. Ruth Pearce. This report discusses the
- background to Athena SWAN,
- Athena SWAN as a catalyst for change,
- the contradictions of equality accreditation,
- and proposals for change to Athena SWAN.
CSWG has partnered with Duke University's Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies to become an Institutional Sponsor for Duke's Annual Feminist Theory Workshop. This means that each year, CSWG will fund the costs of attendance of the workshop for at least one of our PhD students.
The first round of funding for the FTW was scheduled for 2017, but we have decided to suspend it until further notice, in solidarity with people affected by the 'Muslim Travel Ban' and in support of the ongoing academic boycott of international conferences held in the US.
On June 14th 2016, CSWG organised a launch event for the book Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture, written by our very own Prof. Deborah L. Steinberg. The event featured talks by Deborah, and also by Prof. Elizabeth Ettorre and Prof. Stuart Murray.
A video of the full event is now available here.