Actions and Detail Panel
Gender & the Political Academy
Tue 2 May 2017, 08:30 – 19:00 BST
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:
8.45am: Opening Remarks by Prof. David Runciman
9am: Keynote, Dr Claire Chambers of the University of York: Who's Saving Whom? Postcolonial Feminism, Feminist Postcoloniality
9.45am-11.15am: Making and Surviving an Academic Career, panel
11.15am-11.45am: Coffee Break
11.45am-1.15pm: Gender and Political Epistemology, panel
2.00pm-3.30pm: Will Women Save the World? Assessing the Role of Female Politicians in a Time of Political Upheaval, panel
3.30pm-4.30pm: Closing Session with Video Address by Prof. Hari M. Osofsky (Dean, Penn State Law and School of International Affairs) “Women in Academic Leadership: Pathways to Overcoming Internal and External Barriers"
4:30pm-5:30pm: Drinks Reception
5:30pm-7:00pm Closing Keynote with Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot at St John's College
Complete agenda, with abstracts for all lectures and panel presentations here! goo.gl/nuk1Wz
Tickets for the evening keynote, with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina, available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/riot-women-and-the-prison-system-a-public-talk-with-pussy-riots-maria-alyokhina-tickets-33906166256
photos, clockwise from top:
Angèle Etoundi Essamba, "Force Tranquille”. Herlinde Koelbl, longterm portrait series "Traces of Power". Self portrait by Shamsia Hassani, first known female graffiti artist in Afghanistan.