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"Building an (Inter)Disciplinary Career: Making the most of a PhD in Gender/Sexuality Studies"

September 26th, Birkbeck, MAL G15

6-7 pm, with networking from 7–8pm

The event is organised by the TRIGGER research team in partnership with BiGS. The seminar will take the form of a conversation between:

Dr Kate Maclean (Birkbeck) and

Dr Gabriela Alvarez Minte (Birkbeck)

In this conversation, Dr Kate Maclean will reflect on how she (and others) have negotiated careers as a ‘gender studies’ scholar within a mainstream discipline. What are the challenges of moving between disciplines during an academic career? How do we make sure we make the most of our interdisciplinary roots? How do ‘mainstream’ and ‘malestream’ academics react to colleagues with degrees in gender/ sexuality or women’s studies?

The event is free and open to everyone, but please book via Eventbrite. Early-career researchers, PhD students and post-graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.

Kate Maclean is a feminist geographer who started her academic career with a PhD in women’s studies. Her first lectureship was in the geography department at King’s College London, and she is now senior lecturer in geography here at Birkbeck where she is also director of Birkbeck Gender Sexuality (BiGS). She has worked on urban regeneration, rural livelihoods and finance, and has also published on the gendered pressures of the UK’s ‘neoliberalising’ university sector.

Gabriela Alvarez Minte is a development practitioner from Chile. She has many years of experience in the international cooperation system, in Plan International UK, UN Women and UNIFEM. She holds and Social Anthropology degree from Universidad de Chile, a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London and a MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford.

For more information on the TRIGGER project, please see: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/trigger/

For more information on BiGS, see: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bisr/bigs/bigs/

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