The project team is delighted to be able to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr Maria do Mar Pereira, at Tuesday 15th May 2018’s Between Resilience & Vulnerability: Experiences of the Neoliberal Academy conference . Maria is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender.
The keynote session is titled:
Destroying Yourself to Protect Yourself?: Paradoxes of Vulnerability in the Hyper-Productive University
About the keynote speaker:
Maria do Mar Pereira is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, and the Deputy Director of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender. Her first book – Doing Gender in the Playground: the Negotiation of Gender and Sexuality in Schools – was published in 2012 and received the ICQI Award for Best Qualitative Book in Spanish or Portuguese (2010-2014). Her second book – Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia – was published in 2017 by Routledge and received a Philip Leverhulme Prize. She is an editor of the journal Feminist Theory and tries (not always successfully or resiliently) to juggle all of the above with sanity, parenting and involvement in feminist activism.
We are accepting abstracts for contributions to the event: see the call at https://projectsoftheself.com/call-for-contributions/ – where you can see more information about the event and themes.