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Networks of Gender: Connecting Postgraduate Researchers Through Gender Research

A BSA Postgraduate Forum Regional Event

27 April 2024 (10:00-16:30)
Elm Bank Building, Mile Lane, Coventry University, CV1 2LY

About the Event

Our keynote, Ady Evans, will be speaking on conducting research with an inclusive lens and how to do so as you progress through your career. The rest of the day entails connecting with a cohort of scholars researching around the topic of gender and at differing stages in their career, along with workshop activities which can be used in both the research and activist process. The day should be a memorable one filled with connection, learning, and inspiration.

The aim of this event is to connect Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) working on, or who have an interest in, gender-related topics, to share ideas, meet potential collaborators and learn from each other. The event will encompass networking sessions, work-in-progress discussions, and a panel of established researchers working on gender-related topics.

We aim to establish a safe, creative space for PGRs to forge new relationships and develop their own innovative ideas. PGRs and Guest speakers’ areas of research interest include but are not limited to:

  • Sexism & Misogyny
  • Feminism
  • Masculinities
  • Transphobia
  • Gender Diversity and Nonconformity
  • Cross-Cultural Intersections of Gender

Research on Gender is often fragmented across various contexts, potentially isolating researchers in different research centres and impeding collaborative efforts. This event seeks to unite researchers in a space that embraces diversity of approach, fosters connections, and supports the PGR journey in gender research.

Potential Participants: PGRs conducting research on and who have an interest in sociological issues relating to gender issues such as sexism, feminism, transphobia, misogyny, gender diversity and nonconformity, cross cultural intersections of gender and beyond.

Planned Activities

  • Welcome
  • Icebreaker and expectations
  • Keynote Speech
  • Lunch and Networking
  • Researcher Panel
  • Break
  • Workshop


Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Please notify organisers of any dietary restrictions or needs.

  • BSA Members:  £5
  • Non-BSA Members: £15

A small number of sponsored spaces are available for individuals from marginalised groups, without institutional funding. If this criteria applies to you, please apply for a sponsored place and email organisers for help with travel costs. The organisers will let you know the outcome before 27 March. 


The event location is wheelchair-accessible and equipped to facilitate hybrid sessions. Breakout spaces for sensory and decompression needs will be available. Organisers have worked with the facilities managers to enable use of all toilet facilities by individuals of all genders as the current signage is gender binary.


  • Kayden J Schumacher (they/he)
  • Sarah West (they/them)