Since its establishment in 2020, Gendered Organisational Practice (GOP) has hosted numerous gender researchers and practitioners, generated brilliant discussions, friendships and feminist solidarities across the globe. This frenzy of activity made us aware of how precious and illuminating our encounters can be and how important it is to create and nurture spaces where we can collectively contemplate gender equality, in academia and broader practice. To celebrate such spaces and all of you, we are hosting two very special online events in the new year.
Creating Memories and Researching from Memories
Dr Marjana Johansson
17 January 2023
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This talk starts from a personal and political project (Johansson and Jones, 2020) begun a few years ago, on exploring and writing classed and gendered identities and histories. The project showed the power of sharing memories for (re)writing the self, and the role of the past as a source of knowledge. It led to an exploration of memory work as a feminist method for understanding the self as situated in historical and social relations, ultimately with an emancipatory goal. Memory narratives can be interrogated to see how social relations are reproduced or resisted through them,and they provide a collective space for exploring differences and solidarities. On this occasion of celebrating GOP, I hope to open up a conversation about what working with memories can do, and how they might inform organisational practices.
Grounding my Gender Research – In Time
Alessandra Fenu, Amna Sarwer, Theresa Parker, Vickie Williams
18 January 2023
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PhD projects can sometimes feel disembodied and out of sync with lived reality. Our PhD students will ‘ground’ their projects, linking them to gender issues that matter to them but, nevertheless, issues that matter to many. They will usea variety of evocative resources (textual and visual) to explore alternate temporalities and the implications for women astronauts (Alessandra), migrant BAME women working in care homes (Amna), women experiencing the menopause transition (Theresa) and women working with endometriosis (Vickie).
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