Gender Equality Plans and the challenge of intersectionality: from design to implementation, monitoring and evaluation
The GE Academy Summer School in TU Dublin will provide participants from higher education and research institutions with advanced knowledge, approaches and tools for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs). Special attention will be paid to the need to look at the intersection of gender and other attributes/identities in delivering institutional change. The summer school will comprise a conference on Athena Swan (on day 1), followed by 8 sessions of 90-minutes each over the remaining 4 days. It will include seminars, workshops, roundtables and keynotes on the following topics:
The Dublin Summer School includes participation to the Athena Swan Conference on 14 June, organised by TU Dublin. This conference will open with a keynote lecture (45mins) delivered by Dr. Gemma Irvine, Vice-President of Equality & Diversity in Maynooth University (Ireland), followed by the Q&A session.
This will be followed by three sessions, each dedicated to a specific theme:
The main objective is to facilitate sustainable institutional change in these organisations and equip participants with strategies to face barriers and resistance.
The summer school is designed for experienced agents engaged in institutional change in research and innovation through GEP implementation. In particular, we welcome:
Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by 11 May.
Yvonne Galligan is Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Dublin Institute of Tehcnology/Technological University Dublin.Professor Galligan has published extensively on gender equality issues in public life. Her recent publications include the books Politics and Gender in Ireland: the quest for political agency (contributing co-editor with F. Buckley, 2015) and States of Democracy: Gender and politics in the European Union (contributing editor, 2015). She is expert in the political, legislative and legal aspects of national and European policy relating to gender equality, and is regularly commissioned by European institutions and agencies to provide comparative research reports, including Mapping the representation of women and men in legal professions across the EU (2017, Galligan et al) for the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs. She was a member of the UK Independent Commission of Inquiry on The Consequences of Devolution for the UK House of Commons (the McKay Commission), in 2013. She was independent chairperson of the Irish Fianna Fail Markievicz Commission in 2015 on measures to implement the 30% candidate gender quota. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. In 2014 she received an OBE for services to higher education, and in 2017 received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from the University of Edinburgh.
Sara Clavero is a doctor in Political Science and a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the EDI Directorate, TU Dublin. Previously, she held a joint position as Research Fellow in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics and the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast (UK). She has extensive experience in researching in the field of gender policy and politics in European Union, and in later years her work has focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion in universities and research organisations. Her most recent publications include: ‘How epistemic justice can inform gender equality in a technological university`` in the Irish Journal of Academic Practice (2019, with Y. Galligan); ‘Analysing gender and institutional change in academia: evaluating the utility of feminist institutionalist approaches” in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (2020, with Y. Galligan); and ‘The challenge of neoliberalism and precarity for gender sensitivity in academia’, in: E. Drew and S. Canavan (eds) The Gender-Sensitive University a Contradiction in Terms? Routledge (2020, with R. Rosa).
Dr Gemma Irvine is currently Vice-President of Equality & Diversity in Maynooth University with responsibility for leading strategic change in the areas of equality, diversity, inclusion and inter-culturalism across the entire University community, students and staff. Dr Irvine also has oversight of the expansion and enhancement of access and widening participation programmes to ensure the University is inclusive for all students.
Lorena is a trainer and gender and development consultant, with 20 years of professional experience combined with a strong academic grounding in Social Sciences, participatory research and feminist methodologies. She is currently engaged with the Horizon2020 project SUPERA (Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia) at the Complutense University of Madrid, and has collaborated with many other institutions, Public Administrations and Third Sector organisations in research and training projects aimed at gender transformative action.