Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) – Pathway Workshop 1
Date - Wednesday, 21st March 2018 (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Embodying Ethics as Feminist Academics in the Neoliberal University
Date & Time: Wednesday 21 March 2018, 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Charles St. Building, room 12.4.17, Sheffield Hallam University
Working in the contemporary university often seems to involve working practices which are antithetical to feminist ethics. An emphasis on speed, counting of outputs, commodification of self, intensification of work, and marginalisation of care work often seems to go hand-in-hand with microagressions. Material and symbolic violence is visited on those of us working against dominant narratives of key social divisions including Whiteness, ‘race’, class, age, (dis)ability, gender, geography, and sexuality in ways which seem to push aside feminist ways of doing, thinking and feeling. This workshop is about re-centering feminist ethics in our embodied praxis and identities as feminist academics. From our very different locations within the university – as Professor, Provost and Senior Lecturer – we each talk about the different ways in which we have struggled to embody feminist ethics by, for example, working relationally, enacting care of self and other, slow scholarship, and political activism in our lives as feminist academics. We invite those attending the workshop to share their reflections on feminist ethics and praxis, and to explore ways in which we can do some feminist work together in order to develop more ethical and affirmative modes of academic identity.
Prof Carol Taylor, Professor of Gender and Higher Education
Professor Christina Hughes, Provost
Dr Anjana Raghavan, Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Students are responsible for arranging travel to and from these Pathway Specific Training sessions. The WRDTP cannot reimburse travel costs to these sessions.
Enquiry contact details
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