For our final arts based methods session of the academic year, we have two speakers, refreshments, and a slightly longer session to give some time to chat about what we would like to do with the arts based methods group next year.
Monday 19th June 2:30-5pm
Room 2.52, Brooks Building
Speaker 1: Being Funny ‘Like A Girl’, Natalie Diddams
A fun and practical exploration of how comedy can disrupt gender norms
Speaker 2: Developing arts-based interventions into everyday sexism in the academy, #FEAS – Feminist Educators Against Sexism
Linda Knight, QUT, Emily Gray, RMIT, Mindy Blaise, Victoria University
Research shows that there is not a ‘level playing field’ for women in academia. We set out to not only respond to the current research about women working in academia but also to engage with and mobilize the experiences of cisgender and trans* women who work within the discipline of education, including teacher education, at the university level. Our project gathered the experiences of women education scholars to raise awareness of the discrimination that both cisgender and trans* women face in the academy. Women academics, across different career stages (postgraduate-Professors) gathered at two research-creation forums to produce practical, effective, everyday feminist interventions to sexism in the academic workplace to share their personal experiences of sexism in the academic workplace through using feminist art interventionist methodologies to produce everyday feminist interventions.