Tag: academia

Conference 2013, Issues

GEA 2013: Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections: Policy, Practice, Parity

Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013
Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University
Tuesday 23rd– Friday 26th April 2013
Confirmed keynote speakers:
– Prof. Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle, Australia (What Do Wages Do? Feminist Theory After the Financial Crisis)
– Prof. Val Gillies, Weeks Centre, LSBU (From Baby Brain to Conduct Disorder: the New […]


Trying to Triumph? Academic Cares and Capacities

Triumphs:  Story 1
She’s just won a prestigious prize (at a prestigious conference): praise was rightfully delivered and she basked it the glory, in the surprise that seemed to say she’d arrived in academia (early career no more). But she was worried. Did this really signal a safety in arriving, a recognition of value, labour, contributions? […]


Top Girls in 2012

Have you been watching ‘Borgen’? Some are calling it the new West Wing.  I think it’s even better – because of the strong female Prime Minster at the centre of the drama and the way the show examines the political process, the relationship between media and politics but most importantly – the way politics leaves little […]

Gender and Education 23.6, Gender and Education Journal, Issues

Accessions: Researching, Designing Higher Education

My piece ‘Accessions: Researching, Designing Higher Education’ in Gender and Education (23:6) reports on the experiences, effects and (dis)engagements in working alongside designers – as part of a research-design team – to foster a more ‘public sociology’. These are questions, conceptual and methodological, that I have been interested in for some time: this piece, as […]


Early Career Female Researchers Beware: Message from the Political Studies Women and Politics Group

The Political Studies Women and Politics Group would like to draw your attention to a serious problem potentially affecting the careers of many women academics. The next research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), is due to be completed in 2014 and HEFCE have opened a consultation/proposals on the conditions under which academics will […]