School of Education Research Seminar Series - Exploring Sexuality and Gender Identity in the Irish Education System

Feb 21 2018 Posted: 12:35 GMT

The School of Education, NUI Galway invites you to its latest Research Seminar Series event:

Exploring Sexuality and Gender Identity in the Irish Education System

Speaker: Dr Aoife Neary, School of Education, University of Limerick
Date & Time: Wednesday, 7 March 2018 at 5pm
Venue: AM214 Siobhán McKenna Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway.

Speaker Biography: Dr Aoife Neary joined the School of Education in September 2014 as Lecturer in Sociology of Education.  Aoife was a teacher of Physical Education and English between 2003 and 2011.  She has an MA in Gender, Culture & Society and a PhD in Sociology.

She held an Irish Research Council (IRC) Government of Ireland Doctoral Scholar award from 2011 until 2014 and has been an IRC New Foundations Awardee in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  She currently has a funded research partnership with the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland.  Drawing on feminist, queer and affect theory, her work explores the politics of gender and sexuality as they are lived, constructed and configured in schools and society.

So far, her work is published in the following journals: British Journal of Sociology of Education; Gender and Education; Sexualities; Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; Irish Educational Studies and Sex Education.  Her recent book entitled LGBT-Q Teachers, Civil Partnership and Same-sex Marriage: The Ambivalences of Legitimacy is published with Routledge. 

RSVP by 5 March 2018 to 091 495985

Jim Lenaghan

School of Education

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