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“Feminist Diversity: Praxis and Problematics in Early 21st Century Psychology”
27 - 29 September 2013
Vaughan Park Retreat Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
This conference resumes the revival of Trans-Tasman Women and Psychology conferences in Aotearoa New Zealand, following the successful meeting in Nelson in 2010. Continuing the tradition of conferences where Australian Women have come together to network and advance research and practice relevant to women, this year we highlight praxis and our diverse perspectives on the problematic conditions in which we work, now.
Keynote addresses will be given by Professor Margaret Wetherell and Associate Professor Nicola Gavey, both from the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Professor Margaret Wetherell
Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Auckland. A New Zealander by birth, and former graduate from Auckland, she spent most of her working life in the UK, after completing her PhD at the University of Bristol. She is a former Chief Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology, and was a member of the editorial group which founded the journal Feminism and Psychology. From 2003-2008 she was Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s Programme on Identities and Social Action which consisted of 25 research projects and co-ordinated the work of over 90 researchers. Prof. Wetherell has published widely in social psychology including 19 authored and edited books. She is best known for her research in social identity theory and in developing discursive psychology. Her empirical research includes work on racism and white identities in Aotearoa/New Zealand (with Jonathan Potter), investigations of masculinities (with Nigel Edley), and most recently research on affect and banal nationalism (with Helen Moewaka-Barnes and Tim McCreanor). Recent books include Affect and Emotion (2012) and The Sage Handbook of Identities (2010, edited with Chandra Talpade Mohanty). In 2011, she was appointed Professor Emeritus at the Open University, UK.
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Associate Professor Nicola Gavey
Nicola Gavey is based in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research has focussed mainly on a critical analysis of the gendered dynamics of rape and (hetero)sexual coercion, and the implications for sexual violence prevention. She has published widely in this area, as well as on a number of other issues where gender, power and sexuality intersect and are shaped by sociocultural norms as well as broader political and economic forces (e.g., biomedicalization of sexuality and subjectivity in relation to Viagra and antidepressants, neoliberal governance of gender through child custody disputes in the family court). She is currently collaborating on a new project looking at the issue of pornography in relation to gender and ethics. With Ginny Braun, she is Editor of the SAGE journal Feminism & Psychology.
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Programme: For a copy of the conference programme, please click on the PDF icon Women in Psychology -Programme (333 KB)
Registration: On-line registration is now available. Please click on the 'Register Online' button below.
Registration Fees all fees are per person, in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST at 15%.
Full registration with accommodation and breakfast @ Vaughan Park Retreat Centre ^
Registration without accommodation and breakfast @ Vaughan Park Retreat Centre #
Student (Early Bird) @ $ 350.00 per person (until 24 August 2013) +
^ - Full Registration with accommodation and breakfast: includes accommodation for nights of 27 and 28 September 2013, contintental breakfast on 27 and 28 September 2013, attendance at the conference, name badge, conference pack, morning, afternoon teas and lunches during the conference, dinner on 27 and 28 September 2013.
Accommodation: This is a residential conference and accommodation and breakfast at Vaughan Park Retreat Centre is included in your registration. If you do not wish to stay at Vaughan Park Retreat Centre during the conference, you will be able to select a registration fee that excludes this.
Call for Papers Open - 15 March 2013
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