Our forthcoming events are listed below.
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Thu 30 Jun, '22-
In this event, we will reflect critically on the achievements and limitations of Athena Swan and other equality schemes in contemporary UK higher education. Building on critical conversations about Athena Swan held in 2017, this workshop seeks to reassess such schemes 5 years on. What new challenges are emerging in, and for, Athena Swan work? Which ongoing dilemmas continue to shape and constrain that work?
The event is open to all those engaging with Athena Swan work, in any capacity. It will include ample time for discussion and knowledge-exchange, following interventions by three speakers:
Gender vs Race in higher education: competing identities
Reflecting on Athena SWAN within and beyond the UK
Using Diversity: to Degenerate Universities into the Most Egregious Wokery
(speaker bios below)
This online workshop is free and open to all, but advance registration is required.
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Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice and Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education at the University of Birmingham. Her recent book, ‘White Privilege: the myth of a post-racial society’ was published by Press Press.
Charikleia (Charoula) Tzanakou is the Co-Director for the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice and a Senior Lecturer of HRM at Oxford Brookes University. She researches how gender and intersectional inequalities are reproduced and can be disrupted in various settings with a focus on higher education and research. She is currently the PI for a H2020 project on impact of COVID-19 on inequalities (RESISTIRE) and a British Council funded project 'Brazil-UK partnership in advancing women in HE'. Some recent publications include: Certifying Gender Equality in Research: Lessons learnt from Athena SWAN and Total E-quality award schemes´ in Frontiers in Sociology; ‘Stickiness in academic career (im) mobilities of STEM early career researchers: an insight from Greece’ in Higher Education; ´Unintended consequences of gender-equality plans´ in Nature and ´Moderate feminism within or against the neoliberal university? The example of Athena SWAN´ with Pearce in Gender, Work & Organization.
Ruth Pearce is a Lecturer in Community Development at the University of Glasgow. Her research explores themes of inequality, marginalisation, power, and transformative political struggle from a trans feminist perspective. She is the author of “Understanding Trans Health” (Policy Press, 2018), plus co-editor of “The Emergence of Trans” (Routledge, 2019) and “TERF Wars” (Sage, 2020). She blogs about her work at http://ruthpearce.net.