Mintaute Jurkute is a Head of Communication Division at the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania and a moderator of EQUINET (European Network of Equality Bodies) Communication Practices and Strategies Working Group. She is a feminist, pacifist and eagerly interested in how to create a sustainable society and ensure that everybody would be encouraged to fulfil their best potential regardless gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity and other identity properties. Mintaute has a bachelor degree in philosophy and master degree in sociology. For the past 5 years works in the communication field.
Jeff Hearn is Fellow of the UK Academy of the Social Sciences, an honorary doctor in Social Sciences, Lund University, and Professor Extraordinarius, University of South Africa. He holds a PhD on social planning, social theory and theories of patriarchy. He has been Research Professor, University of Manchester, Head of Department, Bradford University, and Visiting Professor at more than 10 universities. Having worked over many years in gender studies, organisation and management studies, social policy, and sociology, he has a broad critical approach to questions of social and political change. However, the area he is probably most known for is research in the sub-field of critical studies on men and masculinities. Moreover, he has worked for a long time on organisations, management and work, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, diversity, intersectionality, transnational processes, and violence and violations. He has been involved in many EU and international projects, for example, genSET and GenPORT, and published on academia and research organisations.
Ana Belén Amil is currently working as Gender Equality Officer at Central European University (Budapest) for the EU-funded SUPERA Project (Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia). She holds an Erasmus Mundus 2-year Master’s degree in Women's and Gender Studies and two postgraduate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Buenos Aires.