Teaching Geographies of Gender and Sexualities

Call for Panellists: Teaching Geographies of Gender and Sexualities

Annual International Conference, London, 29 August–1 September August, 2017
Royal Geographical Society (RGS) with Institute of British Geographers (IBG)

Sponsored by the Space, Sexualities & Queer Research Group (SSQRG)

Dr Joe Hall (University of Northampton) & Dr Martin Zebracki (University of Leeds)

We are recruiting a group of panellists for the proposed session entitled Teaching Geographies of Gender and Sexualities.

The panel session will take place during one of the three conference days (29 August, 30 August or 1 September 2017) and will last 1 hour and 40 minutes. This may well suit participants already attending the conference.

Final details are not yet confirmed, but we envisage that 3-5 panellists will provide opening, introductory comments (10-15 mins) before discussion is elicited.  Some suggested themes for discussion are outlined below, although we very much welcome different ideas.

Session rationale:
The session aims to provide a forum in which to raise and discuss issues relating to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of geographies of gender and sexualities in international Higher Education institutions.  An international panel will make initial statements before discussion is opened up.  We hope that this session will showcase existing teaching, establish the current state of gender and sexualities in the geography curriculum, identify opportunities for expanded provision, and allow a better understanding of some of the constraints or challenges facing the teaching of gender and sexualities within geography.

If you are interested in being a panellist, please email Joe (Joe.Hall AT northampton.ac.uk) and Martin (M.M.Zebracki AT leeds.ac.uk) by 27 February briefly outlining what you hope to raise as a discussion point.