This seminar series is a collaborative project between Lancaster, Roehampton and Bradford universities, running from October 2014 to June 2017.
The research focus of the seminar series is to challenge gendered media misrepresentations of women professionals and leaders. The media is a powerful player in the promotion or otherwise of gender equality worldwide and media representations of women have great impact on how women are viewed and view themselves.
However, a continued media focus on women's gender, not competence, ignores women's achievements as leaders and professionals, misrepresenting their ability, contribution and advancement. This innovative seminar series explores, examines and challenges how media shapes and influences the way in which women are represented as professionals and leaders. Unique in bringing together leading international researchers, journalists, lobbyists and those committed to the progress of women professionals and leaders, this series aims to:
The Seminar Series has 3 themes:
Each theme will be developed in three seminars over three years. The final Seminar, in June 2017, will be a 1-day conference to consolidate knowledge exchange and research priorities.
15 June 2017. Goodenough College, London WC1N 2AB
Following a successful three-year ESRC Seminar Series dedicated to the study, analysis and future research agendas we are delighted to announce this end of seminar series conference. The intention of the conference is to encourage debate, discussion and collaboration related to the study of this subject and the attendant implications for policy and practice.
Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft. University of Colorado, Boulder.
Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft's research examines organizational and occupational formations—such as identity, culture and mode of governance—and is guided by an interest in relations of power and difference, particularly gender, race, sexuality and class.
Julie Burton. President, Women's Media Center, Washington D.C.
Julie Burton leads the Women's Media Center in its efforts to create a level playing field for women and girls through media monitoring, training, advocacy, original content, and the promotion of women and girls as media experts. She is the Executive Producer of Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on iTunes and the Editor in Chief of WMC Press.