BISA and PSA Workshop: Gender, race and the intersections of precarity - an interactive workshop


Gender, race and the intersections of precarity – An interactive workshop for best practice-based actions and solutions will reflect on the uniqueness of the gendered and racialised experiences of women academics. The workshop will be led by a collective of postgraduate, early and mid-career women academics in politics, IR and education from around the UK. Drawing on their experience and evidence-based work, this workshop will explore a range of issues that fall under the umbrella of gender, race and precarity across our disciplines. Topics explored will cover; equality, diversity and inclusion efforts and representation in UK higher education; The impact of Covid-19 on caring responsibilities, career projection and mental health; Rapid adjustments to methods and/in the research field; Critical interrogations of precarity in academia; and Challenges of internationalisation and mobility during and after the Covid-19 era.

This interactive workshop will take place on Wednesday 15 June on the campus of Newcastle University, as a special event that coincides with the start of the BISA 2022 Conference. The workshop will include a roundtable with the research collective, a mentoring and networking luncheon, small-group sessions that provide open space to share experiences, concerns and solutions to some of these persistent issues in the discipline, and a closing session that links the issues raised in the blog series with the experiences shared and solutions generated at the workshop. 

As we reflect on what survival means for our discipline, our research and ourselves in a post-pandemic era, this workshop facilitates much-needed conversations and generates both ideas and solutions that all allow for greater diversity, access and inclusion in international studies scholarship. This workshop is a call to action that encourages meaningful dialogue that leads to lasting change, and we look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle and to our collective project!

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