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Seminar: 'Inside the Ivory Tower'

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Inside the Ivory Tower: How autoethnography can inform gender equality initiatives in higher education

Birmingham City University (BCU) is delighted to announce this seminar, jointly hosted by Athena SWAN at BCU and the university's groundbreaking Black Studies degree programme. We welcome Professor Shirley Anne Tate and Dr Deborah Gabriel to BCU to discuss their edited book: Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of Women of Colour Surviving and Thriving in British Academia. Gender equality initiatives in higher education have often been critiqued for marginalising and/or excluding the needs and interests of women of colour. The presenters will highlight the commonalities in raced and gendered experiences among the book's contributors and suggest how women of colour narratives can and should be used to priorities an intersectional approach towards gender equality policy and practice.

This is an open event. All welcome.

Shirley Anne Tate is Professor of Race and Education in the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University; Visiting Professor and Research Fellow in the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa and Research Associate in the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. Her area of research is Black diaspora studies and her research interests include institutional racism, the body, affect, beauty, 'race' performativity and Caribbean decolonial studies while paying attention to the intersections of 'race' and 'gender'.

Dr Deborah Gabriel is a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University in the Faculty of Media and Communication and during her academic career has lecturerd in journalism, politics, media and communication. She specialises in social justice pedagogy and inclusive teaching practice. Her research interests include online political communication, political discourse, raced and gendered construction and representaiton in media and popular culture and the dynamics of race, ethnicity and culture in higher education. She services as Deputy Chair of the Race Equality Charter Committee at Bournemouth University and is the Founder of Black British Academics.



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