2:00 PM, 01 Feb 2019 - 3:30 PM, 01 Feb 2019, CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27, O'Rahilly Building, UCC

Doing gender equality: the contradictions of Athena SWAN

School of Applied Social Studies Seminar Series


Doing gender equality: the contradictions of Athena SWAN


Dr Ruth Pearce, University of Leeds


Discussant: Prof. Chris Williams (Head of CACSSS)


Friday, 1st February 2019, 2.00-3.30pm

CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB G27


Drawing on data gathered on academics’ involvement in Athena SWAN self-assessment teams, in this seminar Dr Ruth Pearce will present a critical analysis of the Athena SWAN charter mark, problematizing its operationalization while also exploring its potential as a site of resistance and a means to foster collective solidarity to work against neoliberal practices.


Ruth Pearce is a Research Fellow in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. Her research explores issues of inequality, marginalization, power and political struggle from a trans feminist perspective. Ruth's monograph, Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility was published by Policy Press in 2018. She writes about her work and interests at http://ruthpearce.net

Free - all welcome. Organised by School of Applied Social Studies

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