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CFP to Host GEA 2016 Conference

The Gender and Education Association are pleased to announce that their next international interim conference will be held in June 2016. The GEA executive committee welcome proposals to host the interim conference from higher education institutions across national contexts and from conference teams spanning a variety of academic disciplines, theoretical backgrounds and fields.
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The TENTH international biennial conference of the Gender and Education Association is now less than a week away. Hosted by The University of Roehampton,  Feminisms, Power and Pedagogy  is sure to be an informative, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable event and we hope to see you there!
There is still time to book your place via the Roehampton events […]

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Join The GEA!

Formally established in 2002 (and launched on International Women’s Day that year), the Gender and Education Association (GEA) works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education. GEA is based in the UK, but has an Executive Committee with representation from other parts of the world and hundreds of international members.
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2015 Biennial Conference of the GEA Association: Keynote speakers’ short bios and abstracts

2015 Biennial Conference of the GEA Association: Keynote speakers’ short bios and abstracts
Prof. Katarina Eriksson Barajas, Linköping University, Sweden

The Power of Fiction as a Pedagogical Tool for Eliciting Gender Discourses
My paper examines discussions of gender values in everyday life, elicited by books, film and theatre. The analysis draws on three Swedish data sets: 1) teacher-led […]


The Challenges of Doing Feminist Research: Reflecting on the Feminist Research Methodologies Conference

Sheffield University recently held a conference on feminist research methodologies – two members of GEA presented papers and the keynote was delivered by GEA chair, Professor Jessica Ringrose so the association was well represented. With that in mind, we have chosen to reblog this informative piece written by Rachel Handforth, a PhD student at Sheffield and […]

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A conversation with Dr Joyce E. King

IOE UCL is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a conversation with  Dr Joyce E. King on the 8th November 2015.
Dr. Joyce King holds the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning & Leadership in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

Entitled ‘African-centred Education: Healing the wounds of  Dysconcious Racism. […]

Featured Stories

Witch or Sexy Kitten; Girls, Double Standards and the Illusion of ‘Choice’ at Halloween

In the run up to Halloween, we are proud to publish this fantastic piece co-authored by Professor Jessica Ringrose, Emilie Lawrence, Hanna Retallack and Siri Lindholm which challenges the inherent sexism apparent in the costume choices open to young girls and women and the complex set of unwritten rules surrounding their behaviour during this holiday. 

“In […]


Consenting or consuming? What kind of sexuality is 50 Shades of Grey selling to young women?

Emilie Lawrence and Jessica Ringrose
From toilet rolls to sex toys, 50 Shades of Grey spin-offs show that the support for the trilogy has been huge and the backlash even bigger. The book has been criticised for romanticising domestic violence, mental health issues, and for its childish repertoire of words used to describe body parts, experiences […]

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Call for papers

Education Gone Bad

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for an upcoming special issue of Children’s Literature in Education Spring 2017 , edited by Elizabeth Marshall and Lissa Paul.
From Sarah Fielding’s The Governess, or The Little Female Academy, to television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer to bestsellers like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, school stories remain a staple […]