[EVENT] Gender & the Political Academy: 2 May
The Department of Politics and International Studies is pleased to invite you to the 2 May conference Gender & the Political Academy.
Where: SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road
From the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister to the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton, 2016 witnessed renewed debate about opportunities for and remaining barriers to women’s advancement in political careers in and outside of higher education. New research has highlighted how gender affects the different ways individuals may experience a range of political issues from welfare provision to health care. Ventures like Women Also Know Stuff and Foreign Policy Interrupted have drawn attention to the need for better mentorship and support for women in academic political science. This conference will engage in and help to advance an emerging dialogue surrounding gender issues in politics.
Sessions will include:
- Keynote, Dr Claire Chambers of the University of York: Who’s Saving Whom? Postcolonial Feminism, Feminist Postcoloniality
- Making and Surviving an Academic Career, panel
- Gender and Political Epistemology, panel
- Will Women Save the World? Assessing the Role of Female Politicians in a Time of Political Upheaval, panel
Drinks reception to follow.