GEA Conference Updates

Our biennial conference is fast approaching – for up to the minute details, including flights, hotels, how to register and programme information see here
The deadline for paper submissions has been EXTENDED until March 3rd 2016
The registration cost for attendees has been set at an early bird rate of SEK 1688 or approximately £150 (day rates […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Moving Forward: Identities, Sexting, Schooled Bodies, and the Curriculum that Frames us

Dates: May 22, 2016 – May 25, 2016
Location: Western University, Faculty of Education, London, Ontario, Canada
This international Symposium is aimed at developing and extending a dialogue to address what appears both nationally and internationally as a growing concern for youth sexualized identities. This event centres on taking up a critical dialogue that will examine the […]

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How Attractive is a Career in Academia?

Author; William Locke. 
The growing pressures faced by universities have had an impact on academic careers. Changes to academic roles, contracts and career paths, along with increasing workloads, have created new challenges. Yet in today’s competitive global environment, academic career opportunities are key to universities’ future success.
A report for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) by Celia Whitchurch, […]

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Event; Compulsory Coupledom, Postfeminist Education and Imagined Futures


Compulsory Coupledom, Postfeminist Education and Imagined Futures

Dr. Kinneret Lahad, Tel-Aviv University
Respondent: Prof. Yvette Taylor, University of Strathclyde
Thursday 4th February 4pm & 6pm H229 Lord Hope Building, University of Strathclyde
Abstract: A prevalent proverb addressed to children in many societies is the consolation, “By your wedding day you will feel better.” This reassuring and comforting […]

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