Seminar on Gender Equality and Diversity in a University Context

The first session of 2019 of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Diversity of the Center for Studies in Communication and Society of the University of Minho will take place on January 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Institute of Social Sciences. Entitled “Gender Equality and Diversity in a College Context: Perspectives and Challenges”, this seminar will be dedicated to the presentation and discussion of two international projects.

Lígia Amâncio will present the Charter of Principles on Gender Equality prepared in the context of the SAGE Project (Systemic Action for Gender Equality). For her part, Isabel Ramos will give a brief presentation of the EQUAL-IST project and the contributions of the Gender Equality Plan at the University of Minho. The session will also have the commentary of Emília Araújo and will be moderated by Rosa Cabecinhas, both CECS researchers.

Admission is free.

Biographical Notes:

Lígia Amâncio holds a degree in Psychology and Education from the University of Paris VIII and a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE, where she has given evidence of aggregation. She has been a professor of social psychology at ISCTE-IUL since 2002. Her research career focused on the study of the processes of the social construction of men and women and their implications for the discrimination of women at work, in particular, the women in male occupations. She was Chair of the Commission for Equality and Rights of Women from 1996 to 1998 and Vice-President of the Foundation for Science and Technology from 2006 to 2012. She is currently coordinator of the SAGE (Systemic Action for Gender Equality) project at ISCTE -IUL. He retired in 2018.

Isabel Ramos is a professor associated with clustering in the Department of Information Systems at the Engineering School of the University of Minho. She is the General Coordinator of EQUAL-IST (Gender Equality Plans for Information Sciences and Technology Research Institutions), Director of the Doctoral Program in Technologies and Information Systems and President of the Portuguese Association of Information Systems.

Emília Araújo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho. Since 2013 she has held the position of vice-president of this institution, having previously directed the Master’s Degree in Sociology. Ph.D. in Sociology, in 2005, teaches in the areas of methodologies, culture, and technoscience and has developed research work on the sociology of time, mobilities and science. She was the principal investigator of the project “Mobiscience: trajectories of Portuguese researchers and circulation of knowledge” and has participated in several research projects related to culture, science, and technology. She has also worked in the area of gender, mobility and higher education. She is a member of the Portuguese Sociological Association and the IAMCR. She dynamizes the Portuguese Association of Studies of Time and Society and is a member of the coordinating team of the Communitas think tank of CECS.

Rosa Cabecinhas is a professor at the Department of Communication Sciences and a researcher at the Communication and Society Research Centre. She is the director of the Doctoral Program in Cultural Studies and is mainly dedicated to the following research areas: diversity and intercultural communication, social memory, social representations, social identities and social discrimination.

[Posted: 09-01-2019]