Category: Issues


GEA 2017 Biennial Conference CFP

Following on from the success of our fantastic conference hosted at Konsert & Kongress in Linköping, Sweden, we are now considering proposals for our next host venue.
The GEA executive committee welcome proposals to host the biennial conference from higher education institutions across national contexts and from conference teams spanning a variety of academic disciplines, theoretical backgrounds and […]


Guest Post: Alison Malcolm on a Gender Action Plan for Colleges and Universities

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is aiming to tackle the gender imbalance in some key professions these include childcare, engineering, hair & beauty and construction. Alison Malcolm, Policy Analysis Officer at SFC outlines the plans.
Gender segregation in various occupations in Scotland stubbornly persists. Growing industries like engineering, technology and construction remain under-represented by women and […]


Join the GEA

The Gender and Education Association is an international charitable organisation seeking to support the development of, and networking opportunities for, those working in the higher education sector as researchers, writers and practitioners concerned with issues of gender and education.  We seek to:

Produce, promote and disseminate feminist and other critical scholarship on gender and education.
Raise awareness […]


Guest Post: Sexism in Education

GEA are thrilled to have Lucy Rycroft-Smith write this exclusive post on sexism in education for our site.
Lucy Rycroft-Smith is a freelance writer and ex-teacher of ten years. She writes for the Guardian, the TES and various other publications on education, parenting and feminism. She blogs at and tweets at @honeypisquared

The children listen intently for […]