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Researching Gender & Sexuality in Educational Settings: An event for PGRs and ECRs

There has never been a more important time for educational research into gender and sexualities, with numerous emerging challenges and opportunities for educational researchers to engage with these vital topics. Come and meet with our network of PGRs and ECRs, share your experiences and find out what is happening in the wider world of sexualities and gender research.

Parallel sessions will explore different aspects of how we can deepen our engagement as educational researchers of gender and sexuality. We will also include time for networking and hearing about other cutting-edge work taking place around the world.

PGRs and ECRs of any level of experience are invited to submit a one-sentence title outlining a very short (5 mins) presentation intended to introduce a further 5-minute constructive discussion about sexuality education research. This can be on any topic, but consider that this is an informal event aimed at supporting each other to overcome challenges and engage with new opportunities in sexuality education research. You might like to present on how you dealt with the process of recruitment to your research, some creative methodologies you might have used, or just share a challenge you are currently facing that others may be able to help with. We expect to have about 10 of these short presentations and discussions in the workshop interspersed with some other activities.

How to submit: Email

Deadline to submit: Monday 12th December 2022

Confirmation of acceptance and programme: Friday 16 December 2022

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EJ Renold

Professor of Childhood Studies at Cardiff University

EJ Renold is a professor of Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. They are the author of Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (2005), Children, Sexuality and Sexualisation (with Ringrose and Egan, 2015) and the...

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Joshua Heyes, Dr

Canterbury Christ Church University

Before coming to the world of educational research, I completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Nottingham, during which I worked on sexual ethics and philosophy of religion. I then took up an exciting opportunity to...