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Seminar: "Moderate Feminism Within or Against the Neoliberal University? The Example of Athena SWAN"

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Location: S2.79 – Social Sciences Building

Lunchtime Seminar
co-organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences Athena Working Group and the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender

Discussion of the article
“Moderate feminism within or against the neoliberal university? The example of Athena SWAN”
featuring the authors, Ruth Pearce (University of Leeds) and Charikleia Tzanakou (University of Warwick – TBC)

At this lunchtime seminar, we will be discussing a recently published article by two current and former Warwick colleagues, offering a critical and empirical analysis of Athena SWAN. Attendees will be asked to read, or skim through, the article beforehand, and the session time will be dedicated to discussing the findings, and the questions they raise, with the authors of the article and other colleagues from a range of Faculties involved in Athena Swan.

The article can be downloaded for free here:
(If you’re having difficulties accessing the article, please email

We welcome all academic and administrative colleagues from all Faculties and Services throughout the University, and hope you will enjoy this chance to debate important and topical questions about Athena SWAN, whether you’re very familiar with it, or just becoming acquainted with it.

This event is free and open to all, and lunch will be provided.
We ask that participants book in advance to make sure we order the right amount of food and drink. You can book here.

Useful Information:

  • The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible, gender-neutral toilets nearby. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation.
  • We are unfortunately not able to offer childcare for this event, but babies and children are fully and warmly welcomed, and we will do our best to provide any amenities and adjustments necessary to support colleagues bringing babies or children. To discuss this, please contact Laura Elwyn (
  • If you have any questions or need special assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Elwyn (

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