Oxford has been a men-dominated space for centuries and it still shows today. We want to discuss how gender shapes our experiences at DPIR and in academia more generally. What are the underlying reasons for the imbalanced gender ratio of senior academic staff at our Department? How does gender impact the manner of seminar discussions? What counts as rigorous (political science) knowledge and methodology and how is this informed by socialised gender expectations? And, importantly, how does gender intersect with other social identities to create unequal chances and experiences? We want to create the space to start an honest discussion about these issues and create an impetus for concrete changes. Please join us for a panel discussion with subsequent reception in the Lecture Theatre of DPIR on Tuesday May 9th at 2:30.
The event is open to all members of DPIR; men and persons identifying as non-binary are cordially invited; as are all administrative staff, junior researchers, and senior academics.