Professor Diana J. Fox
Speech Title: The Impact of Feminism and Women’s Studies on Pedagogy, Research Methodology, Writing/Publishing and Activism.
Diana J. Fox is Professor of Anthropology, Department Chair and founding editor of the Journal of International Women’s Studies at Bridgewater State University. Her feminist decolonial scholar-activism is predicated on partnerships with social movement actors in Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Japan. She is the recipient of four Fulbrights, two Wenner-Gren grants among others, has published a number of books and articles and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other venues.
Dr. Ljupka Naumovska
Speech Title: The fall of sexism and the rise of feminism in Advertising: Brands advocating social justice and gender equality
Dr. Ljupka Naumovska is an Assistant Professor at the world-renowned Rennes Business School in France where she examines the trends and policies that help shape the ever shifting marketing environment. She is a respected educator, consultant and life-long learner. She has spent much of her time making a difference in academia: as an assistant professor and as a visiting lecturer in Universities in Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, France and U.S. A significant portion of her nonacademic work is dedicated to consultancy in the field of marketing, branding, political marketing and PR. But Ljupka’s impact goes far beyond the classroom. She is enthusiastically supportive of start-ups that constructively ‘move the planet forward’, and, she is a consistent voice on the need for women to play a much larger role in all aspects of society. As a proud activist and feminist, she is compelled to campaign for gender equality and social justice.