Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hive for Feminist Research Lecture Series to focus on academic leadership of women addressing issues of accessibility

September 18th, 2017
Presenters, l-r, Pamela Johnson and Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier of the Coady International Institute

Academic leadership by women will be the focus of the third annual Hive for Feminist Research Annual Lecture Series, taking place on Wed., September 27 at 7 p.m. in Dennis Hall.

Presenters, Pamela Johnson and Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier of the Coady International Institute, will address "Academic Leadership by Women: An Examination through Lenses of Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility,” during this annual lecture, an initiative of the Hive for Feminist Research, an interdisciplinary research group formed in 2013 to increase the visibility and understanding of feminist research at StFX in all its diversity.

A reception will follow the lecture and all are welcome.

Event organizers say through self-reflection and audience engagement, this year’s presenters will discuss their ongoing, collaborative work on the singular idea of leadership and academic success by addressing the issues facing women living with disabilities in post-secondary education, exploring their understanding of leadership through intersectional lenses of gender, culture, disability, and technology, and how accommodation for all can translate into benefit to all.

The Hive, founded by StFX faculty member Dr. Rachel Hurst to offer a space for StFX researchers to share and discuss their work, defines feminist research broadly as a type of inquiry concerned with understanding relations of power, particularly those based on gender as it intersects with race, sexuality, class, and ability.

The annual lecture series serves as a connection between all four faculties, the Coady, and the Angus L. Macdonald Library. The lecture series runs on a three-year cycle, with a speaker from the Arts/Science/Library in year one, a speaker from Business/Education in year two, and from the Coady International Institute in year three. 

Members of the Hive for Feminist Research Annual Lecture Series committee include Suzanne van den Hoogen (Library), Clare Fawcett (Arts), Catherine Irving (Coady), Opal Leung (Business), Rebecca Mesay (WMGS Student Society), Jennifer Mitton-Kükner (Education), Melanie Warner (WMGS Student Society), and Charlene Weaving (Science).

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