Another Gender and Enterprise Network Confreat Success!

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The second GEN ‘Confreat’ (conference/retreat) was held on the 17th, 18th and 19th of July 2017 at  Manchester Metropolitan University,  coordinated by GENSIG committee members Sally Jones (MMU) and Maria Villares-Varela (University of Southampton).

The idea for the confreat emerged from a desire expressed by our members for a unique space, where the rigour of an academic conference was combined with the supportive and encouraging aspects of a retreat environment. This experience is designed to sharpen delegate’s paper-writing skills and to develop them both academically and professionally. Our first confreat in 2015 received an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees who found it “energising”, “inspirational”, “motivating” and “essential”.

The 2017 event was sponsored by MMU’s Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre, and was supported by a grant from the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS). The intimate event attracted 25 doctoral, early career and more established scholars interested in developing their gender and entrepreneurship papers for a conference or journal. Participants came from a total of twenty-one institutions mainly based in the UK, with contributions also from Ireland and France.

Each delegate worked in small groups with an expert reviewer, receiving individual and exhaustive feedback from more experienced scholars and peer feedback from their fellow group members.  Expert reviewers facilitated the formation of peer-mentoring groups to track and give feedback on the papers as they progress to publication/presentation in the coming year.

This year we were pleased to welcome the following eminent gender and entrepreneurship scholars as reviewers: Dr Haya Al-Dajani (University of Plymouth), Professor John Kitching (Kingston University), Dr Kate Lewis (MMU), Dr Patricia Lewis (University of Kent), and Professor Susan Marlow (University of Nottingham). We are very grateful for their time and for the support they offered both before and during the event.

Julia Confreat

In addition to working on paper development, the event included guest presentations on various aspects of academic publishing and career progression. On day one Professor Julia Rouse presented on approaches to writing, while Dr Kate Lewis’ presentation “Successfully Publishing Gender and Entrepreneurship Research”, drew on her experiences as an editor of the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship as well as her personal experience of publishing in this field.

On day two presentations turned to a broader focus on research and research funding, with Professor Julia Rouse introducing “Engaged and Activist Scholarship” and potential funding sources for gender and entrepreneurship research, and Dr Haya Al-Dajani sharing her experience of successfully applying for a large ESRC grant.

2017-07-17 21.14.23We were really pleased to be able to develop, not only the attendees’ papers but also their networks and collaborative opportunities.  Delegates found it useful and inspiring, saying: “being with my peers was by far the most valuable part of the event for me, and re-familiarising myself with current research in the GEN area was absolutely fantastic!”, and “it was really useful to get independent views on the work and on my approach.” Another delegate commented, “ I have come home re-energised!”

We look forward to following up on the progress of their papers over the coming months.

 

 

ESRC Conference: Challenging Genderered Media Mis(S)repesentations

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Challenging Genderered Media Mis(S)repesentations
15th June, 2017  Conference, Goodenough College, London 
 Please find below information, and schedule for, an ESRC funded conference, which will take place on 15th June in London. This will mark the end of the seminar series ‘Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)representations of Women Professionals and Leaders’ .
Attendance is free, and there a small number of travel bursaries available for early career researchers and PhD students.  The booking site can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendered-media-missrepresentations-of-women-professionals-and-leaders-tickets-34110805337
Keynote Speakers include:
Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft. University of Colorado, Boulder.
Professor  Ashcraft’s research examines organizational and occupational formations-such as identity, culture and mode of governance-and is guided by an interest in relations of power and difference, particularly gender, race, sexuality and class.
Julie Burton. President, Women’s Media Center, Washington D.C.
Julie Burton leads the Women’s Media Center in its efforts to create a level playing field for women and girls through media monitoring, training, advocacy, original content, and the promotion of women and girls as media experts.  She is the Executive Producer of Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on iTunes<https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/womens-media-center-live-robin/id665981526?mt=2> and the Editor in Chief of WMC Press.
If you require further information about the conference, please contact Dr Steven Donbavand, email: steven.donbavand@roehampton.ac.uk
See further details and the schedule of the conference by following the link:

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BAM Gender in Management SIG

in collaboration with ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network

present

 

Think-Space for Gender Theory

University of Loughborough – London (Stratford) campus

27-28 April 2017

(starting 10.00Hrs on 27 April, finishing 15.30Hrs on 28 April)

https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3256

Social constructionism and constructivism have undoubtedly advanced our thinking about gender. Recently, however, researchers have asked if they can give a full account of gendering. Critical questions include:

  • If gender has nothing to do with the body, how do we honour and account for physiological capacities exclusive to people with female reproductive organs like pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause?
  • If the body is taboo due to an ontology that centres discourse, how do we talk about bodily implications of gender oppression like pain and violence and material inequalities?
  • If ‘women’ is a discursive category devised to oppress, how can we speak of women’s interests and solidarity?
  • How do we conceptualise and account for the experiences of transgender, agender, nonbinary people and cis women (assigned female at birth) without acknowledging the body as well as social processes?
  • If we are all produced by society’s discourses, how do we theorise women’s agency and a process of emancipation?

In this 2 day ‘Think Space’ combining seminar and workshop formats, the BAM Gender in Management SIG and ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) encourage an inter-disciplinary audience, taking as their springboard a recent Special Issue in the Journal of Critical Realism on gender theory. We aim to:

  1. Introduce critical realism to gender researchers
  2. Support constructive debate about the value of critical realism in comparison to social constructionism/vism as an ontology for gender research
  3. Begin to work with critical realism to think about feminist methodologies/themes
  4. Explore the implications of applying critical realism to Bourdieu’s theory of practice

 

Speakers

  • Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Loughborough University London
  • Prof Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof John Kitching, Kingston University
  • Dr Michiel Van Ingen, London School of Economics
  • Dr Elina Meliou, Newcastle University London
  • Dr Helen Mussell, Cambridge University
  • Dr Dave Elder-Vass, Loughborough University

 

Event Fee

  • BAM/ISBE Member  – £100 (incl. dinner)/ £75  (excl. dinner)
  • Student BAM/ISBE Members– £80 (incl. dinner)/ £55 (excl. dinner)
  • Non- BAM/ISBE Member  – £155 (incl. dinner)/ 130 (excl. dinner)
  • Non- BAM/ISBE Student Member – £100 (incl. dinner)/ £75 (excl. dinner)
  • ECRs who would like to attend but cannot gain support from their institution should contact the workshop organizers. Contact details are included at the end of this message.

 

Additional Information

We are not offering a day rate as we would like to encourage full participation in the 2-day Think Space. Early Career Researchers who can provide evidence that they are unable to gain institutional support to attend are invited to contact BAM to discuss whether payment of the doctoral fee might be a possibility.

 

Registration

We encourage registration from a range of disciplines and plan to create a space where researchers can consider the implications of critical realism for working for their own research and within or across their disciplinary boundaries.

BAM Members: Log into your account and proceed with the registration for the event.

Non-BAM Members (including ISBE Members): Please follow the steps below:

  1. Create a Non-BAM Member Account at Stay Informed.
  2. Complete your registration by emailing Oana at omihut@bam.ac.ukor calling the BAM office on 020 7383 7770.

If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM or find out more about the benefits of being a BAM member, please go to https://www.bam.ac.uk/membership-benefits.

 

Benefits of Attendance

– Deepening your thinking about the ontology of gender and, in particular, exploring social constructionism/vism, new materialism and critical realism

– Considering how critical realism relates to social theories such as Bourdieu’s theory of practice and to feminist methodologies and themes

– Engage in-depth with a friendly, inter-disciplinary audience

 

Event location

Loughborough University London

Here East 3 Lesney Avenue The Broadcast Centre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London

E15 2G, UK

Thursday Evening Meal:

Busaba Eathai, Westfield Stratford City

 

Accommodation

Nearest hotels are Premier Inn Stratford City, Staybridge Suites Westfield or Holiday Inn Stratford City. There are also a number of other hotels on Stratford High Street (Travelodge, another Holiday Inn, and The Westbridge).

 

Travel Information

BY TUBE: Take the Central Line to Stratford and then walk through the shopping centre to the Waitrose side. You can take the BT Shuttle for free from outside Stratford International by waiting at the lay-by/taxi rank in front of the Premier Inn Stratford City. It comes every 5 mins or so. SEE MAP.

BY BUS: We are at the Here East stop on bus line 388.

BY RAIL: Take the Javelin high speed train from St Pancras 1 stop to Stratford International. This costs about £7 for an anytime round trip ticket

Contact and Registration

For more information about the event please contact:

Dr Angela Martinez Dy a.dy@lboro.ac.uk

Prof. Julia Rouse J.Rouse@mmu.ac.uk

For general information, please contact Oana Mihut at the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at omihut@bam.ac.uk

Click here to register: https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3256