Feminist Struggles for Scholarly Work, Online Panel
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Lecture series: Visions of decent work in academia for everybody. Host: Gender Studies Association Austria. Online panel discussion in English. This event creates a space for exploring together with the audience where we actually want to go in terms of decent work in academia and what indications Gender Studies provide to reach that goal. To this end, the topic of labour struggle will be examined from feminist perspectives and different dimensions in order to learn from Gender Studies for the current struggles for scholarly work in academic institutions. The speakers will focus on the situation at Austrian universities and familiarize the audience with the structural and cultural conditions within which struggles for equality and for gender research take place in Austria. The question will be explored, which kind of gender research is possible at all in a neoliberal academic system and what conditions would have to be created so that currently marginalized or excluded ideas and representatives within Gender Studies can take place. Taking a historical view of feminist labour struggles and their (success) stories shall inspire current struggles for scholarly work and generate impulses for new collective strategies and activism.
Speakers: Angelika Striedinger (Karl-Renner-Institut Wien: Conditions of feminist and gender equality efforts at Austrian universities: frames, resources, institutional continuities; Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen: Building the anti-racist democratic university: the role of Gender Studies; Maria Tamboukou (University of East London): Sewing, fighting and writing: women workers? contribution to the political and cultural formations of modernity