Supporting Excellence in Gender Research

Welcome

Gender ARC (Advanced Research Consortium on Gender, Culture and the Knowledge Society) is a research network linking more than fifty academics at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick who are engaged in gender-focused research across diverse disciplines including: Business, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, History, Health Sciences, Irish Studies, Languages, Law, Literature, Nursing and Midwifery, Politics and Sociology.  Established in January 2011 following the launch of the NUI Galway-UL strategic research alliance, Gender ARC is affiliated with the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change and the Moore Institute for Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway and with the Institute for the Study of Knowledge in Society at UL.

The start of the 21st century has been marked by deepening globalisation, global financial crises and unprecedented change across social, cultural, economic, and political domains. Such conditions pose complex challenges for individuals, communities, economies and polities – as well as offering many opportunities for innovative and creative transformation. Importantly, these challenges and opportunities are not gender neutral but are expressed, experienced and understood in nuanced gendered ways.

Gender ARC is organized into two principal research groups: Gender and Public Policy and Gender and Gender, Discourse and Identities. Members of Gender ARC recognise the centrality of gender within wider research agendas on culture, society, economy, politics, law and education. Further, Gender ARC seeks to play a leading role in demonstrating the integral role of the arts, humanities and social sciences in underpinning self-reflecting, creative, just and flourishing societies at every level. Gender ARC is committed to exploring the gender dimensions of all aspects of human endeavour in order to deepen understanding of past and current events and challenges, inform and enhance public debate and policy formation, and foster appreciation of human creativity and diversity, locally and globally.

NEWS and EVENTS

GENDER InEQUALITY CONERENCE AT NUIG
Dec 2015 -- The Gender InEquality Conference is being held on Friday, 4 December, at NUIG. Keynotes will be delivered by Pat O'Connor (U Limerick) and Kelly Coate (Kings College London). For more details, click here.
25TH ANNUAL IAFFE CONFERENCE AT NUIG
Dec 2015 -- The 25th annual conference of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) on 'Transitions and Transformations in Gender Equality' will be held on 24-26 June 2016 at NUIG. For more information, click here
ROSALEEN McDONAGH VISIT TO NUIG
Nov 2015 -- Global Women's Studies at NUIG welcomed Rosaleen McDonagh to NUIG as a Global Women's Studies Visiting Scholar (Nov 18-20, 2015). McDonagh is a writer and playwright, a well-known feminist in the Irish Traveller community, and a tireless advocate for human rights. For full details, click here.
GENDER ARC SEED FUND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Oct 2015 -- Gender ARC is pleased to announce a Seed Fund of €6,000 to support collaborative research activity between scholars at NUIG and UL. Deadline for submission of applications: Monday November 30th 2015. For the call/guidelines, click here. For the application form, click here.
GENDER ARC RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES
Nov 2015 -- Upcoming speakers in the Gender ARC Research Seiminar Series, 2015-16 include Sinead O’Malley, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUIG, on 11 November. Future speakers include Edmund O’Toole (Philosophy, NUIG) on 24 November, and Yianna Liatsos (English, ULimerick) on 9 December.
 For more details, click here.
GENDER ARC PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Nov 2015 -- Upcoming speakers in the Gender ARC Public Lecture Series, 2015-16 include Clare O’Hagan (FESTA, UL) on 17 November. Recent speakers were Jairo Lugo-Ocando (School of Media and Communication, U Leeds) on 14 October, and Helen Peterson (Sociology and Work Science, U Gothenburg) on 20 October. For more details, click here.
JENNIFER POZNER SPEAKS ON WOMEN IN MEDIA AND THE NEWS
Sept 2015 -- Global Women's Studies (NUIG) and Gender ARC co-sponsored with Journalism (NUIG) to host American author, feminist, and media critic Jennifer Pozner to speak on Women in Media and News (WIMN), on Monday, 28 September 2015, at NUIG. For more details, click here.
WOMEN AND AGING CONFERENCE AT UL
May 2015 -- A major international three-day conference on "Women and Ageing", featuring Germaine Greer as a guest speaker, is being held at the University of Limerick from 20-22 May 2015. To download conference programme, click here. To download the flyer for Germaine Greer's talk, click here.
GENDER ARC RESEARCH WORKSHOP
May 2015 -- The next Gender ARC Research Workshop will be led by Ivana Radacic (Ivo Pilar Institute, Croatia) and Eilís Ward (PSS, NUIG) on methods and methodologies in researching the sex trade on 28 May at NUIG. For full details, click here.
GENDER ARC PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
May 2015 -- Speakers in the Gender ARC Public Lecture Series, 2014-15 were Sylvia Walby (Distinguished Professor, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, Dept of Sociology, Lancaster U), Julia Brannen (London U), Kris McDaniel-Miccio (Sturm College of Law, U Denver), Louise Ryan (Middlesex U London), Lisa Mckenzie (LSE), and Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry. For full details on the spring series, click here.
GENDER ARC RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES
May 2015 -- Recent speakers in the Gender ARC Research Seminar Series, 2014-15 included Yianna Liatsos (UL). For full details on the series, click here.
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Supporting Excellence in Gender Research