Gender, Inequalities & Academic Careers: History, American Studies and British Universities

An afternoon workshop exploring gendered practices that shape recruitment and progression within Academia.

Date: 11-11-2015
Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Sponsored by BAAS and the School of History at the University of Leeds this afternoon workshop brings Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers into conversation with established scholars and Journal Editors to consider the history and future of academic careers in History and American Studies in the U.K. In light of the Royal Historical Society’s 2015 report on Gender, Equality & Historians  we will explore the gendered and raced practices that have shaped and continue to impact on recruitment and progression within the academy and consider the particular problems faced by early career scholars in History and U.S. studies. Framed through a series of roundtable discussions rather than formal presentations, we will consider questions of academic cultures and space: when, where and how should we discuss gender, race and recruitment and whose responsibility is it? What is the relationship between mentoring and patronage? What role can academic journals and professional associations play? In what ways do everyday cultures of work, recruitment and networking contribute to the perception that ‘all the men are white’ and ‘all the professors are male’?

Participants include: Rachel Alexander (Strathclyde);  Tony Badger (Northumbria), Say Burgin (Leeds);  Gina Denton (Leeds) Kate Dossett, (Leeds) Michelle Green (Nottingham);  Ben Offiler (Hull) Ann Schofield (Kansas State and Visiting Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Leeds); Bevan Sewell (Nottingham and Co-Editor of the Journal of American Studies).

ALL WELCOME. For more information and to reserve a place please contact k.m.dossett@leeds.ac.uk 

Location: School of History, Michael Sadler Building, Room 3.11. University of Leeds
Cost: Free