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GEN Spotlight on Intersectionality: 2019 Webinar and ThinkSpace

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GEN members and associates are focusing this year on developing and sharing knowledge within our learning communities on the black feminist topic of intersectionality.

To this end, we will be hosting a webinar on 10 May followed by a 2-day ‘ThinkSpace’ event at Newcastle University on 15-16 May. Details are as follows.

WEBINAR: Friday, 10th May, 12-1pm (GMT)

ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) Special Interest Group is pleased to present this webinar on Intersectionality Theory. Introduced by Dr Natalia Vershinina, our three expert speakers will guide delegates through the theory of intersectionality and its practical implications for organisations, entrepreneurship and well-being. The webinar is presented in partnership with ECSB, the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Speakers:

Dr Angela Martinez Dy,Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London – Introduction to intersectionality theory

Dr Jenny K Rodriguez,Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, The University of Manchester – Intersectionality in the study of organisations

Jennifer Agwunobi,Loughborough University London – Relationships between intersectionality, entrepreneurship and well-being

ECSB/ISBE webinars are open to both ECSB and ISBE members. To become an ECSB member and join the ECSB community visit http://www.ecsb.org/shop/ .To join ISBE visit https://isbe.org.uk/about-us/how-to-join/

https://isbe.org.uk/gen-webinar-may19/  link to register for the Webinar

Please feel free to forward this email to everyone within your institutions or within your professional network. We encourage you to hold Webinar parties and look forward to your attendance, questions and contributions!

THINKSPACE: 15-16 May 2019

ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) Special Interest Group is pleased to offer a Think Space on Intersectionality hosted by Newcastle University Business School.

Building on the Intersectionality webinar on 10th May, the Think Space will:
• Explore the origins of intersectionality
• Share recent intersectional research inside and outside of the entrepreneurship field
• Provide a space for delegates to identify and surface intersectionality within their own research
• Explore the practical implications for conducting intersectional research and its importance to entrepreneurship.

Speakers:

Prof Laura Galloway, Professor of Business & Enterprise, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
“Poverty and enterprise: revisiting social class through the lens of intersectionality”.

Prof Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography and University Dean of Social Justice, School of Geography Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University
‘Intersectionality and place: race, migration and the body’

Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London

Dr Jenny K Rodriguez, Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, The University of Manchester

Further speakers to be confirmed

Posters 

Doctoral students and Early Career Researchers are invited to submit a poster presentation based on their developing intersectional work. There will be opportunity for informal discussion and feedback during the ‘Think Space’. Please email your posters to info@isbe.org.uk by 6th May 2019.

Cost

The cost of the event includes attendance for both days including hospitality for both days (lunch and refreshments) and an evening meal on Wednesday 15th May.

• Doctoral Students £65
• Early Career Researchers £85
• ISBE Members £100
• Non ISBE Members £120

Registration

To register for the Think Space, please visit here.

NB: Accommodation, breakfast and additional drinks at the dinner are at delegates own expense. If you would like assistance sourcing accommodation please visit https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/accommodation

Event Summary: A Think-Space for Gender Theory

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On April 27-28 2017, the Gender and Enterprise Network, a Special Interest Group of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship organised and hosted a unique, inspiring and intellectually stimulating think-space for gender theory.  Thirty international attendees gathered for two days to learn about and discuss the underpinning philosophies that we use to study gender, with a focus on critical realist philosophy.

Invited speakers included Dr Dave Elder-Vass (Loughborough University), Prof John Kitching (Kingston University), Dr Elina Meliou (Newcastle University London), Dr Helen Mussell (Cambridge University), Dr Michiel Van Ingen (London School of Economics), Prof Julia Rouse (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Angela Martinez Dy (Loughborough University London); Dr Lena Gunnarsson from Lund University in Sweden provided a video presentation.

Topics included the core principles of critical realism, empiricism and social constructionism, agency and reflexivity, feminist standpoint theory and intersectionality, how to be both realist and constructionist about gender, and potential applications for these concepts in gender, entrepreneurship, management and organisation research.

Multiple roundtable sessions and dedicated networking time enabled deeper discussion and debate, creating an open and collaborative learning environment in which participants could query, challenge and examine the concepts presented in the speaker sessions.  The content and format of the event aimed to make explicit our often implicit methodological positions as researchers, and in particular, to encourage debate about normative philosophical positions within feminist approaches.

The think-space was co-sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre and the British Academy of Management Gender in Management Special Interest Group, and hosted by the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development at Loughborough University London.  Attendees were positive and enthusiastic, sharing comments like: ‘I learned so much and was able to test and consolidate my thinking in so many ways,’ and ‘Critical realism resonates with me as a framework and I’m keen to explore it more.’ The Gender and Enterprise Network is extremely pleased with such a successful outcome, thanks our hosts and sponsors and looks forward to similar events in the future.

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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