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State of the Discipline: Women, Gender and Political Science Conference

13 Jun 2019

The Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork (UCC) and the Gender Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) present

 

State of the Discipline: Women, Gender and Political Science

CACSSS Seminar Room, University College Cork

Room G27, Ground Floor O’Rahilly Building

 

Monday 1st July 2019

 

All welcome.

Registration is free but seats are limited, so we are kindly asking people to register their attendance in advance on our Eventbrite page at  https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/seminar-state-of-the-discipline-women-gender-and-political-science-tickets-63232232309

OR via email at government@ucc.ie

 

Seminar aims:

  • to bring together researchers and practitioners who are interested in learning and understanding the interplay between gender, institutions, politics, power and change;
  • to provide expert advice to researchers on employing feminist institutionalism in their research, through our FIIN (Feminist Institutionalism International Network) roundtable;
  • to offer a career advisory/support/mentoring opportunity for all, especially, Early Career Researchers/Scholars;
  • to examine ways to diversify the discipline of political science and combat gender inequality in the profession, and the university more generally.

 

Who should attend: all are invited to attend. While the focus of discussion is political science and politics, the seminar will be of interest to those who have an interest in debates and discussions surrounding gender, diversity and inclusion (GDI) in the university sector more generally.

 

Seminar schedule

 

9.30am – 10.00am: Registration

10.00am – 10.05am: Welcome address: Prof Chris Williams, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) University College Cork

 

10.05 – 11.15am: Panel: Women, gender and political science: is political science a gendered discipline? How to diversify?

Chair: Dr Theresa Reidy, Department of Government & Politics, UCC

 

Dr Lisa Keenan

Teaching Fellow, Trinity College Dublin and PSAI* Equality and Diversity Officer

Dr Clodagh Harris

Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Government & Politics, University College Cork

Prof Yvonne Galligan

Professor and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Technological University Dublin

Prof Fiona Mackay

Professor of Politics; Director of genderED, University of Edinburgh

 

11.15am – 11.30am: Break

 

11.30am – 1.00pm: Panel: FIIN* Round-table: why is it important to study gender, power and political institutions and how to go about it?

* Feminist Institutionalism International Network

Chair: Dr Mary C Murphy, Department of Government & Politics, UCC

 

Prof Louise Chappell

Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Prof Fiona Mackay

Professor of Politics; Director of genderED, University of Edinburgh

Prof Georgina Waylen

Professor of Politics, University of Manchester

Dr Natalie Galea

Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian Human Rights Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Dr Caitriona Ni Laoire

Lecturer and Research Co-ordinator of the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century, University College Cork.

Scientific Co-ordinator of GENOVATE - an EU action-research project on gender equality in research and innovation.

 

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Break for lunch

 

2.00pm – 3.30pm: Panel: Career advice: the journey from PhD to Professor

Chair: Dr Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan, Department of Government & Politics, UCC

 

Panel discussion and Q+A with:

 

Prof Louise Chappell

Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Prof Yvonne Galligan

Professor and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Technological University Dublin

Prof Fiona Mackay

Professor of Politics; Director of genderED, University of Edinburgh

Prof Georgina Waylen

Professor of Politics, University of Manchester

 

The seminar ends at 3.30pm.

 

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students to subsidise travel to Cork. For details email the conference coordinator.

 

The event is kindly supported by Erasmus+, the PSAI, CACSSS UCC, the Department of Government and Politics UCC and the Australian Human Rights Institute, the University of New South Wales, Sydney (UNSW).

 

 

Department of Government & Politics

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2nd Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland,

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