Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections: Policy, Practice, Parity Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013

Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections: Policy, Practice, Parity

Gender and Education Association Biennial Conference 2013

Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University
Tuesday 23rd- Friday 26th April 2013

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle, Australia:
  • What Do Wages Do? Feminist Theory After the Financial Crisis
  • Prof. Val Gillies, Weeks Centre, LSBU:
  • From Baby Brain to Conduct Disorder: the New Determinism in the Classroom
  • Gary Younge, author and Guardian columnist:
  • Education Equality in the UK and USA: Race and Class in a Neo-Liberal Age

Plenary Panel: Diversity in Crisis?

  • Dr Kalwant Bhopal, University of Southampton
  • Dr Kay Inckle, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Jayne Osgood, London Metropolitan University
  • Dr Vanita Sundaram, University of York
  • Dr Jin Haritaworn, York University

Dr Claudia Brazzale, Liverpool Hope University ‘(Un)Covering Ground: A Critique of Contemporary
Dance Education and its Narratives of Spatial Mobility’

Call for Papers
The ninth international Gender and Education Association conference, Compelling Diversities, Educational Intersections hosted by the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, engages with key debates surrounding the interplay between dynamics of education, work, employment and society in the context of crisis, upheaval and cutbacks. In considering diversity in education, this conference will explore the relationship between new equality regimes and continued educational inequalities, exploring organisational ambivalence, change and resistance. It will ask important questions about the role of
feminist research at a time when education, and its variously placed subjects (academics, pupils, students, and policy makers), wrestle with the commitments and contentions in doing diversity and being diverse. We would welcome proposals for papers, workshops and symposia from academics, teachers, practitioners and policymakers. Papers could usefully address:

  • Different subjects in ‘crisis’: institutions, inter-disciplines and intersections
  • Pre and Post compulsory education
  • The (re)making and (un)doing of privileged identities
  • The politics of diversity and ‘different’ differences
  • Widening participation: Access and existences
  • Educational intersections and inequalities
  • Diverse Pedagogies, Policies and Practices

Please save your abstracts (250 words) with author name followed by GEA_2012. (e.g. Taylor Y_GEA_2013) with a brief bio. and contact details to

The deadline for submissions is 12th November 2012. Limited Bursaries and/or discount fees will be available for number of postgraduate and early career researchers, some UK-based school teachers and a small number of academics based in resource-poor countries whose work directly relates to gender in education.

Details to follow at