It’s Black History Month and Ashlee Christoffersen highlights Black and Asian women’s workplace activism and wider campaigning relating to workplace gender equality in the UK – that is often neglected in mainstream accounts.
Yemeni artist and IASH/IIE Artist Protection Fund Fellow Shatha Altowai discusses her experiences of creating art as a woman in Yemen, as well as the common Yemeni practice of obscuring women’s faces in photographs. This piece by genderED student intern Shy Zvouloun is in advance of the artist’s second exhibition in Scotland: ‘Scratched Identities’.
In today’s longer read Meryl Kenny reflects upon her personal experiences of the gendered Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on academics with caring responsibilities. A public health crisis and an economic crisis – the pandemic is, at the same time, an equalities crisis including in the world of work.
The final blogpost for our Voices from the Early Days series features 50 years of feminist classrooms – Marta Kowalewska demonstrates how exactly did the feminist labour taken on by feminist academy translate to a transformation of university classrooms.
As part of our Voices from the Early Days series, Marta Kowalewska explores, with inputs from Radhika Govinda, the kind of labour often taken on by feminist academics in creating a thriving environment for students. Much of such labour took place within the neoliberal academy, which was a source of tension against feminist pedagogy.