The GEST & RIKK Conversation Series 2021

Every spring term, the GEST programme collaborates with RIKK - Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference, and holds a joint public lecture series which allows scholars to present and discuss new research in the field of gender and equality studies. The lecture series aims for an interdisciplinary approach with diverse themes and topics. 

#MeToo: Thinking Ahead is the topic of the RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference and Gender Equality Studies and Training (GEST) programme online conversation series in spring 2021. The series focuses on #MeToo, its gains as well as the challenges that remain in the fight against harassment, discrimination and violence. The series builds upon two recent books published on the movement, firstly an Icelandic issue of Fléttur, RIKK’s book series, and secondly The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of the #MeToo Movement, edited by Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of RIKK and GEST, and Giti Chandra, Research Specialist at GEST.

The series will be conducted both in English and Icelandic but the following conversations will be in English:

18 February 2021 at 15:00 GMT
Absence-Presences, Memes, and Masculinity
Tonya Haynes & Jeff Hearn

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18 March 2021 at 14:00 GMT
Legal and Media Issues
Karen Boyle og Audrey Roofeh

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8 April 2021 at 12:00 GMT
Race, Immigration, History, and Contemporary Feminist Activism
Marai Larasi and Nichole Leigh Mosty

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29 April 2021
Survivor Voices and Stories
Rochelle McFee og Pamela Runestad

4 May 2021 
Spaces Opened Up by the #MeToo Movement in Academia and Work Places
Vinita Chandra og Lisa Salmonsson