Reporting Feminist Potential at ‘The Rebirth of Feminism’ conference (Middlesex University, 30th October 2013 #mdxfeminism)

By Yvette Taylor, GEA Member
I was excited to be invited to speak at ‘The Rebirth of Feminism’ conference, with the title posing potential… and, perhaps, problems or even pain. A ‘rebirth’ is loaded with prospects and (re)production, as enduring feminist labour. This is messy and, while something (and someone) ‘arrives’, the potential, problems and pain [...]

A report from from the BSA’s Young Masculinities one-day seminar

On Friday the 2nd of November, in an event entitled Young Masculinities: Challenges, Changes and Transitions the British Sociological Association’s Youth Study Group turned their attention to masculinities, an area receiving ever increasing academic attention in light of both the concerns of ‘the problem with boys’ as well as shifts within contemporary theories of masculinity. [...]

Inclusion and Gender Equity in Education: A Conference at the Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University

Dar es Salaam, 14 – 16 November 2012
GEA Policy Report
Gender was clearly on the educational research agenda at this illuminating, innovative, international conference, organized by Dr Anjum Halai (Head of Research) and Dr Jane Rarieya (Head of Courses) at the Aga Khan University in East Africa. The shadow of the dangers of campaigning for [...]

Abby Hardgrove on ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On’

A Conference Report for GEA
I work as a post-graduate research associate on a research initiative focused on young men’s experiences of unemployment in the UK during a time of austerity: ‘Diaspora geographies and generations: spaces of civil engagement’. This is a collaborative research endeavour directed by Professor Linda McDowell and in collaboration with Dr. Esther [...]

Sarah Burton on ‘Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On’

A Conference Report for GEA
Recently I had the pleasure of attending Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects:The London Riots one year on. The riots in August 2012 came just as I was preparing to begin my teacher training; I was fascinated by the reporting of the disturbance and violence as emanating from a disenfranchised, feral youth, [...]

Collisions, Coalitions and Riotous Subjects: The Riots One Year On

A Conference Report for GEA
Over the past year, academics have brought critical perspectives to bear on the complex causes and consequences of the English riots of 2011. Important questions have been raised about the relationship between the riots and the increasingly hostile conditions of neolib
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GEA Interim Conference, 11th – 13th April 2012

The interim conference, ‘Gender and Democracy: Gender and Research in Times of Change’, was hosted by the University of Gothenburg’s Department of Education and Special Education.
A tremendously enthusiastic and dedicated scientific committee (led by the Head of Department Eva Gannerud) created a conducive atmosphere for the 104 delegates, who had travelled from nineteen countries including [...]