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Ben Fletcher-Watson

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Ben Fletcher-Watson

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson is the Administrative Manager at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. At IASH, he supports the work of visiting scholars and helps to present regular …

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Harriet Cornell

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Harriet Cornell

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Harriet Cornell is the Political Settlements Research Programme Manager and a Carnegie Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics, and Archeology. The research programme that she manages …

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Christina Boswell

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Laura Airey and Christina Boswell

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Laura Airey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Business School. Her current research focuses on the experiences of older workers (50+) in the labour market. In the field …

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Claire Duncanson

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Claire Duncanson

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Claire Duncanson is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. She is currently working as a researcher on a project called The Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace. This project is …

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Weaving institutional change: feminist networking to achieve gender equality in academia

Dr María López Belloso recently finished a nominated fellowship with IASH and genderED. This is a cross-post with the GEARING Roles blog.   From its inception in the proposal-drafting phase, GEARING Roles partners bet on achieving institutional change through knowledge exchange and “learning by doing”. The European Commission has been funding institutional change projects since FP7, and …

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genderED: The Year in Focus

Director Fiona Mackay reflects on the highlights of 2019-20 for genderED – the University of Edinburgh’s interdisciplinary hub for showcasing gender and sexualities studies. genderED is hosted by IASH (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities) on behalf of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), supported by Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA), and …

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Pornography and the Contrast Between Sexism and Misogyny

Dr. Aidan McGlynn is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. My aim in this post is to examine the bearing of sexist pornography on the distinction between sexism and misogyny drawn by Kate Manne in her recent and highly influential book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (2018). Manne’s overarching project is to …

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Race, Intersectionality and COVID-19

This article originally appeared on Discover Society. Ashlee Cristoffersen is a PhD Candidate in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh and an equality research consultant. The disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the UK (both within and outwith the medical professions) have sparked critical commentary, an evidence submission, and an …

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Social Media, Blockchain, Big Data & Co: How do we support women mediators in peace processes in a technology-driven world?

Cross-post from Political Settlements Research Programme. Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) Graduate Fellow, Fiona Knäussel, reflects on the programme’s thinking on women and PeaceTech, the challenges for women peacebuilders in using tech tools and how to address them, and on whether tech solutions are themselves gender-proofed. The outlined considerations were important in informing PSRP’s work on PeaceFem, a …

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Integrating Gender Equality in Development Projects – A Practitioner’s View

This blog post originally appeared on the Edinburgh Research Office Blog. Loise Maina is Global Gender Advisor at the international NGO Practical Action, and she highlights the ways science and technology-based GCRF projects can consider gender equality in their design. GCRF, and other ODA projects, are required by law through the International Development (Gender Equality) Act …

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