The University of Newcastle, Australia

CEEHE to host 2018 Gender and Education Association International Conference

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The 2018 Gender and Education Association (GEA) International Conference will be hosted by the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) at the University of Newcastle (UON) next December.

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GEA 2018 will provide a forum to explore the challenges and strategies for educators, researchers and participants in higher education in these complex times where conservative and authoritarian agendas are gaining ground.

The Conference theme, Gender, post-truth populism and pedagoies: Challenges and strategies in a shifting political landscape, intends to interrogate the specific challenges to feminist and critical scholarship on gender and education in current socio-political contexts (post-Trump, post-Brexit).

In these times, it is more important than ever to raise awareness about international, national and local policies and practices relating to gender and education.

The conference theme will enable possibilities for feminist interventions across a range of intersecting platforms to be explored: scholarly, activist, and pedagogical.

The GEA works to challenge and eradicate sexism and gender inequality within and through education.

The feminist and critical praxis-based approaches that underpin CEEHE makes us well equipped to host GEA 2018. CEEHE’s broad scope of research and programs aim to challenge social justice gender inequities. CEEHE also hosts the International Network on Gender, Social Justice and Praxis, which is focused on promoting more equitable access to and participation in higher education around the world, particularly for women.

This will be the first time the GEA International Conference has come to an Australian regional centre.

More information and details of GEA 2018 will be circulated as they become available.

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