Speakers

Past Speakers

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Dr. Shelley Jones

Professor, Royal Roads University, Canada

Presentation Title: UNPACKING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT Obstacles, opportunities, and what needs to work: insights from a longitudinal study with Ugandan women

Shelley Jones, Professor in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Royal Roads University, has teaching experience at all levels (pre-primary to tertiary) in diverse international contexts (Tanzania, Uganda, Canada, England, and Japan). Her research and publications are focused in the areas of gender and education, girls and women’s empowerment, feminist participatory action research, and children’s rights.

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Dr. Barbara Magnanelli

John Cabot University, Italy

Presentation Title: Female Leadership in Firms, Analyzing Different Aspect

Barbara Sveva Magnanelli is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management and Chair of the Department of Business Administration in John Cabot University, Rome, Italy. She took her PhD in Management at LUISS Guido Carli University, in Rome, in 2011. During her PhD, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Tennessee and at HEC Paris.  Her research focus relies on corporate governance issues, with particular regard to the board of directors, gender diversity in boardrooms and financial statement frauds. More recently she has stated to develop a keen research interest on female leadership. She regularly publishes her works in high quality academics journals and presents working paper to main academic conferences.

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PAST WORKSHOPS
Women’s Studies: Hindrances in Research Writing and Publishing

OVERVIEW

The workshop discussed feminist and women’s studies research and scholarship, its current trends, and various critical, theoretical, and empirical approaches. The Workshop also tackled specific hindrances and issues faced by researchers and writers when it came to preparing conference papers and publications, and how to potentially address them.
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Presented By: Dr. Hazel T. Biana

  • Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, De La Salle University-Manila
  • Guest Editor of the Special Issue of 4th WOMENSCONF in International Journal of Women’s Studies

Dr. Hazel T. Biana is a Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Research Center and Hub (SEARCH), and a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She is the current Vice President of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP) and the Chair of the Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equality Committee of the Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines (USAPP). In 2021, she received a Hypatia Diversity Project Grant from the University of Oregon. This year, she received a grant from the Feminist AI Research Network for research on artificial intelligence and the transit safety of women. Her research interests include feminist philosophy, gender studies, cultural criticism and other interdisciplinary topics.

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Dr. Gavan Patrick Gray

Dr. Gavan Patrick Gray is a Professor at Tsuda University’s College of Policy Studies in Tokyo, one of Japan’s oldest private women’s universities. He holds a Ph.D in Politics and International Relations from Leicester University and is currently engaged in a Japanese government-supported, multi-year research project comparing responses to gender violence in Japan and other countries. His latest writing on the subject appears in ‘Gender Violence, the Law, and Society’ (Emerald, 2022).

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Dr. Ly Quyet Tien

Doctor Ly Quyet Tien is a Lecturer and researcher at Becamex Business School, Eastern International University Binh Duong. He has been a lecturer at many universities in the South of Vietnam. He holds bachelor’s degrees in History & English from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also holds M.A. degrees in FLE from University of Rouen, in Vietnam History from the Southern Institute of Social Sciences, and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies and Humanities from University of Paris 7- Diderot.

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Dr. Christina Stave

Christina Stave is a Senior researcher at Vti Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute Department: Human and transport system interaction. She has PhD in ergonomics from Chalmers University of Technology and MSc in Psychology and MSc in Business and Economics from the University of Gothenburg. Her Research areas are Safety culture, traffic psychology, education and driver training and gender equality in the transport sector.

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Dr. Sandra Meškova

Dr. philol. Sandra Meškova is an Associate Professor at Daugavpils University, Latvia. She teaches courses related to gender and literary theory, contemporary British and North American literature in bachelor, master’s, and doctoral study programmes. Her research interests are autobiography and gender studies, comparative literature in the context of contemporary North American, British, and Latvian literature. She is the author of about 90 research publications and two research monographs.

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Dr. Khaled Igbaria

Khaled Igbaria is a Lecturer at Kaye Academic College in Israel. He has got his PhD in Arabic Modern Literature, from the University of Edinburgh and his M.A and B.A in Arabic Language and Literature, Tel Aviv University. His research fields and interests are literary feminism, realism and intertextuality within narratives and poetry. His last article is: (2020) Arab Spring Revolutions throughout Modern Arabic Poetry. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 8(4): 142-153.

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Dr. Prachi Priyanka

Dr Prachi Priyanka holds a doctorate degree in English literature. Her research work is an interdisciplinary study of the convergences between poetry and painting that aims to explore, analyze and understand how art, literature and society in different ages absorb and reflect commonalities in various aspects. Her areas of interest include intertextuality and visual culture, Indian literature in translation, Partition narratives and Victorian studies. She also holds the position of editor, advisory board member and peer-reviewer for national and international journals. Currently, Prachi is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University, India.

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Dr. Lutfurahman Aftab

Dr. Lutfurahman Aftab is a member of the ITAPS program of UCSF (University of California San Francisco) and serves as the director of research and publication at Mili Institute of Higher Education. His research work entails analysis, report and proposal writing, and developing surveys and questionnaires of different natures including social and public health.

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Dr. Maria Kalfa

Maria Kalfa is a Social Anthropologist and Lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Western Macedonia. She was a lecturer in the Polytechnic School of the University of Thessaly and in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities in University of Western Macedonia. At this moment she is lecturer in the departments of International and European Economic Studies, in the Psychology department and in the Early Childhood Education department of the University of Western Macedonia, and in Political Science department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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Dr. Kate Mukungu

Kate Mukungu has been a community work practitioner and manager since the mid-1990s apart from a social sciences lectureship (2017-21). Kate’s 2022 doctorate analyses women’s anti-violence activism in post-conflict contexts. Currently Chief Executive of Riverside Community Health Project, England, Kate is interested in better integrating academia, activism and practice.

Dr. Iryna Tytarchuk

Dr. Iryna Tytarchuk

Iryna Tytarchuk has been working in the field of entrepreneurship for more than 10 years. She is developing business in Ukraine within SME consulting and implementation of more than 20 projects. Following the consequences of the war in Ukraine, Iryna with the partners implemented the Help Women Agro in Ukraine project and Oplich initiative. Iryna is PhD of economic sciences, associate professor of the Department of Public Relations of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She works on research and practical projects in the field of supporting women’s entrepreneurship and investments and has fellowship researcher at the University of Manchester (Great Britain).

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Dr. Angela Kahil​

Angela Kahil, PhD in History, Societies and Civilizations from INALCO – Paris. Fulbright Leadership Program Alumni, She is a researcher in Women’s History in the Arab World at INALCO and USEK Lebanon.

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Dr Christina Vogels

Dr Christina Vogels is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology (Aotearoa/New Zealand). Her research is underpinned first and foremost by a passion for violence against women prevention. She has carried out fieldwork with young men to understand more about how they constitute healthy (hetero)romantic relationships. She has also co-conducted research with women who have experienced trauma of male partner violence. Christina’s other research interests include interrogating gender representations within young adult fiction/film and exploring the popular romance. Her conceptual influences include feminist Bourdieusian theory, critical masculinities studies and a critical feminist appraisal of femininities within the social world.  

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Dr Rachel Nayani

Dr Rachel Nayani MBA is an Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour at University of East Anglia. Her research interests revolve around employee experience of work and organisational processes and practices for sustainable change and social value – including wellbeing, value-aware management, equality, diversity & inclusion and sustainability goals. A qualitative researcher and former organisational change practitioner, Rachel has undertaken research for major UK funding bodies, published in journals such as Work and Stress and the British Journal of Management.  

Lorraine Hayman

Lorraine Hayman

Lorraine Hayman is a Global Women’s Studies doctoral researcher at the University of Galway, Ireland. Her interdisciplinary research explores the lived experiences of women in Ireland concerning Cyber Sexual Violence. She aims to offer evidence-informed recommendations for legal, policy, and service provision reform. She is a Hardiman Research Scholar at the University of Galway and a Rotary Peace Fellow alum.

Lucca Olivia

Ms. Lucca Olivia Munnik​

Lucca holds an MPhil in Public Mental Health from the University of Cape Town, and her qualitative research focuses on improving the recovery of rape survivors and exploring communal resilience in shelters for abused women. She is currently the Strategic Funding Specialist for ActionAid UK where she develops fundraising materials for strategic grants that help drive the international charity’s mission to support women and girls living in poverty.

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Ms. Gloria Nyambura Kenyatta

Ms. Gloria Nyambura Kenyatta is a Kenyan Ph.D. Student in Political Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a research fellow at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg, Germany- a research institute working on socio-political issues in the Global South including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. She is also the Deputy Clerk of Bomet County Assembly, a devolved legislature in Kenya. She holds a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology and Community Development from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies- Community Development from Kenyatta University, Kenya. /p>

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Dong Xiaoshuang​

Dong Xiaoshuang is a PhD student at Tsinghua University. She is the President of the Student Society of Literary Criticism of Tsinghua University. Her research interests center on the cross-cultural interactions on literature, postcolonial theory with American literature, and female theory. She has won the national scholarships several times and published articles abroad and in China.

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Ms. Adriana Cantón ​

Adriana Cantón has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations by the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City, Mexico and Master’s in Democracy and Good Government by the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. She is Research Assistant by the Tecnológico de Monterrey and a member of the Project Novus Tríada.

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Anamika Pundir

Anamika Pundir is a research scholar, pursuing Ph.D. in Department of Political Science in Indira Gandhi National Tribal University of India. Anamika is working on determining factors of women Voting Behavior and at this conference will discuss a case study of Varanasi parliamentary constituency, Uttar Pradesh In India. Anamika has attended several national and international conferences.
Hadassa Oliveira

Hadassa Oliveira

Hadassa Oliveira is a PhD student in Communication Sciences. She has Master´s Degree in Communication, Culture and Information Technologies from University Institute of Lisbon. Hadassa is a member of the Portuguese Association for Studies on Women. Her Research topics are stereotypes and representations of female beauty in advertising; and social responsibility in advertising in contexts related to Brazil and Portugal.
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Naima Saed Mohamed

Naima Saed Mohamed is graduated from the University of Hargeisa with a bachelor’s in business administration, a master’s in project management, and also earned a pedagogy certificate. She is a recent PhD student at Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Department of Management and Organization. With over three years of experience as an instructor at the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, she created and managed various businesses.

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Kiyara Ananmalay

Kiyara Ananmalay is the Art Specialist at Nedbank Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Kiyara is an emerging scholar with a passion for exchanging knowledge. Her areas of interest are archives, photography, and gender.

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Francesca Basso

Francesca Basso is a feminist PhD researcher in Gender studies at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Working at the intersection between civil society and academia, she specialized in gender and human rights. Currently, her main research interests are feminist activisms for SRHR; SGBV against women and children (harmful practices, e.g. FGM and CEFM); LGBTI+ issues; gender and human rights.

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Daniella Orias

Daniella Orias is currently a Ph.D. student at FAU with a focus on Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Design. She is the Digital Pedagogy Coordinator for the Lavender Languages Institute and recently published an article with Nicole Morse entitled “No One is Disposable: Ecofeminism and Climate Crisis” (2020).

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Ms. Caroline Israel

Ms. Caroline Israel is a development practitioner with 10 years of experience in managing research projects and facilitating policy dialogues on sustainable development and leadership at UONGOZI Institute, a Tanzanian government organisation seeking to build capacity for African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nations. She also manages a programme on leadership with a specific focus on women. She holds a Masters degree in  Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership. 

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Feixiang Liu

Feixiang Liu is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Humanities at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain. Her research focuses are on women’s literature and comparative literature. In her doctoral thesis she specifically explores the comparison between early 20th-century Spanish and Chinese women’s literature.

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Shainal Verma

Shainal Verma is a third-year Ph.D. scholar interested in bringing the narratives of Dalit women who disappear at the intersections of caste, class, gender, and sexuality to the social world. Shainal’s research explores the epistemological link between pedagogical transformations and social justice in the context of knowledge production in Dalit women’s lives and the exclusivity of their voice within academia. Her research aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice by exploring the everyday lived experiences of Dalit women in India through an intersectional framework. Feminism demands to expand its discourse; therefore, her research keeps ‘feminism’ as an entry point to locate Dalit women’s negotiations and articulations with the social structures in the Indian context.

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Polina Lukyansteva

Polina Lukyansteva is a Ph.D. (D2) student at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, The Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University. She has got Master’s degree from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, The Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Japan, Kyoto) and a Bachelor’s degree from Ryukoku University, The Department of Intercultural Communications (Japan, Kyoto). Polina is awarded the best paper presentation at several conferences.

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Nigora Mamadaminova

Nigora Mamadaminova holds Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in International Business and Management. Currently, dedicated to expanding her knowledge by pursuing Ph.D. in Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. Her research interests primarily focus on female leadership, education management, higher education management, and distance education.

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Sky Mary Jane Mallari

Sky (she/they) is a highly experienced university academic lecturer and researcher. She has a Ph.D. candidacy from Waseda University, Japan, focusing on Gender and Diversity, Women’s Studies, and Transient Migrations. Her research interest extends to Migrations from Global South to Global North, Southeast Asian Literature, TEFL, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication. Currently, she is working on the project Tokyo Transient Migrants’ Stories; for collaboration or interest, please get in touch with her/they directly through email. 

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Richika Tyagi

Richika Tyagi works as a Judge (Government) in a District Court in Delhi, India since 2019. She completed her Bachelor’s in Science from University of Delhi in 2013, and later her LLB from University of Delhi in 2017. Richika joined Delhi Judicial Service as a Judge after clearing a 3 stages competition examining and interview in 2019. Currently, Richika is pursuing LLM from Kurukshetra University, India, and simultaneously pursuing a Diploma in Arbitration Law and Arbitration Practice (domestic and international arbitration) at National Law University, Delhi, India. She also delivers lectures pertaining to her field at universities as and when she gets opportunities.

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Mr. Zihao Zhuang ​

Mr. Zihao Zhuang is a researcher, advocate, social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and changemaker. He has founded Zhuang-Help Africa International based in Ghana to fight against inequality and poverty, and promote equal access and opportunities for the vulnerable groups in Africa.

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Gizem Dik

She is a senior student at the department of History and Psychology at Ibn Haldun University, Turkey. She has been doing research on art history and psychology of art and has been actively involved in projects related to these fields. Currently, her research area focused on women artists and intellectuals. Apart from this, she is known as a human right activist, running a podcast series called “Roads to Migrate” to discuss the issue of migration.

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Bianca Bellucci

Bianca Bellucci (she/her) is an academic researcher and activist. After a master’s degree in Political Philosophy, she specialised in Gender Studies, Decolonial Studies and Feminist Urbanism. In 2021 she obtained a master’s degree in Critical Theory at the University of Milan Bicocca and at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Since 2017 she has collaborated with associations such as Amnesty International, Refugees Welcome, ILGA Europe, Non Una Di Meno, In Mente Itaca Turin, Fridays For Future, and Extinction Rebellion. Right now, she is researching and writing about Solarpunk.

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Han Zheng

Han Zheng is a graduate student from Fudan University. Han received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with a major in Sociology and developed an interest in gender studies. In the future, Han wants to undertake his own research on the interdisciplinary study of gender and social media, and pursue a Doctoral Degree.

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Nadeeka Priyadarshani Gamage

Nadeeka Priyadarshani Gamage is a Sri Lanka Administrative Service officer with a focus on grassroots development. She holds an MA in Public Economics from International Christian University, Japan, specializing in Public Policy and Public Research, along with a degree in Computer Science from Colombo University, Sri Lanka. Her exceptional educational background and dedication to public service drive her remarkable contributions in administrative governance and socioeconomic advancement.

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Dr. Bhavani Rao

Dr. Bhavani Rao is the Dean of the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), a top-ranked University in India. She is the Director of two Research Centers: AMMACHI Labs (Amrita Multi Modal Applications and Human Computer Interaction) and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality. She has been designated as India’s UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Her work focuses on empowering underserved communities, especially women in rural areas, through capacity building and vocational skills, using the latest technologies. Since 2009, she has led many projects funded by international, national and foreign organizations (including UN agencies and the Government of India).

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Prof. JosAnn Cutajar

JosAnn Cutajar is a lecturer in Gender and Sexualities Department at the University of Malta. She has over 20 years of professional experience as a gender and community development expert. She has worked as a consultant with various Maltese government entities. From 2017-2020 she acted as the coordinator for the Consultative Council for Women’s Rights within the Ministry for Justice, Equality and Governance. Between 2012-2017 she helped set up the Cottonera Resource Centre within the University of Malta as a university outreach post in a socially deprived area. This project won the 2016 EPALE award for community engagement. Her publications focus on community development and issues relating to gender and social justice. She has also been involved in a number of EU projects, namely GEPARD (Erasmus+), GenderAction (Horizon 2020) and reSEArch-EU (Horizon 2020).
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Prof. Nalini Moodley

Prof Nalini Moodley is currently the Executive Dean and Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. She has a B.A (Fine Arts), M.A. (Art History) cum laude, a University Post Graduate Certificate in Education (cum laude) and completed her PhD in Art History that focused on the visual art produced by Indian South Africans. Professor Moodley also has an MBA in Education Management from the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science in Finland which focused on the barriers for women in higher education leadership. She is currently the Chairperson of the Women in Leadership Forum and the Chair of the Task Team on Gender Based Violence at the Tshwane University of Technology. She is a mentor for HERSA offering mentorship for women in tertiary education and a member of the Advisory Council of the Oxford Women’s Leadership Symposium.
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Dr. Rebecca Ranz

Dr. Rebecca Ranz (PhD.) is a Jewish religious woman. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Sapir Academic College in Israel. Dr. Ranz completed her first, second and third degrees in social work at The School of Social Work at Bar- Ilana University, Israel. She is the International Programs Coordinator for the School of Social Work at the Sapir Academic College. Her main areas of research are: Religion, Spirituality & Social Work and International Social Work. She has developed both classroom and virtual courses focused on the integration of spirituality and religion in social work.
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Dr. Amer Bani Amer

Dr. Amer Bani Amer is the founder and general director of Al-Hayat Center – Rased, established in 2006, leading a range of pioneering development projects and programs in Jordan and across the MENA region. He’s a major advocate of gender mainstreaming in political and democratic life and focuses on implementing community-based programs to empower women and build their capacities.

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Dr. Alexandra-Andreea Rusu
Alexandra Rusu graduated from the Doctoral School of the National University of Arts in Bucharest, obtaining a doctorate in Fine Arts and Decorative Arts. She is currently working as a curator at Filipescu-Cesianu House (Bucharest Municipality Museum), the first museum of urban anthropology in Romania. Her research focuses on dress history and anthropological perspectives on traditional weaving techniques. In her writings, she also addresses social history and urban anthropology issues, with Bucharest as a case study. She is (co-) author of several articles, collective contributions, e-books and is a member of the Union of Fine Artists in Romania (UFAR) respectively The Association of Dress Historians (UK).
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Dr. Shiho Hansen
Shiho Hansen has got Ph.D. in International Health (Medical Science) from the Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University. Her current position is Research & Development Advisor, at Sámi Norwegian National Advisory Unit for Mental Health and Substance Use (SANKS), Finnmark Hospital Trust, Norway. Her areas of Interest are health behaviors & adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Central America (Nicaragua, Guatemala & Honduras).
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Dr. Khaled Igbaria
Khaled Igbaria is a Lecturer at Kaye Academic College in Israel. He has got his PhD in Arabic Modern Literature, from the University of Edinburgh and his M.A and B.A in Arabic Language and Literature, Tel Aviv University. His research fields and interests are literary feminism, realism and intertextuality within narratives and poetry. His last article is: (2020) Arab Spring Revolutions throughout Modern Arabic Poetry. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 8(4): 142-153.
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Dr. Ahlam Othman
Dr. Ahlam Othman is an Associate Professor of English Language & Literature at the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, British University in Egypt. She gained her doctorate in English Literature from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Othman is a member of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, board member of the Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature, editor of Muqaranat, an annual peer-reviewed journal, and reviewer for the National Center for Translation. Her research interests are Comparative Literature, Literary Translation and Comparative Poetics.
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Dr. Suparna Das
Suparna Das is teaching as Assistant Professor of Economics in Asian University for Women since Fall 2019. She has obtained doctorate in Economics with Summa Cum Laude from Central European University, Hungary in 2019. After completing MA in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), she has gained fifteen years of research experience in various international and national institutes, think tanks and NGOs of India. Her research focuses on economic development with special emphasis on gender inequalities, household behaviour, and poverty.
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Dr. Laura Diamanti
Laura Diamanti holds a Ph.D. in General and Historical Linguistics and of Modern Languages (University Guglielmo Marconi of Rome) and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (University of Macerata). Her research interests include Ecolinguistics and Eco-translation, English Language and Translation, Textual Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Gender Markedness, Grammaticalization. She is Member of: – IEA, The International Ecolinguistics Association; – the Gender Studies Network – ESSE; – Challenging Precarity A Global Network; – JJIF The James Joyce Italian Foundation. She is Lecturer of English Language at the 1st Cycle Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio.
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Dr. Shelley Jones
Shelley Jones, Professor in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Royal Roads University, has teaching experience at all levels (pre-primary to tertiary) in diverse international contexts (Tanzania, Uganda, Canada, England, and Japan). Her research and publications are focused in the areas of gender and education, girls and women’s empowerment, feminist participatory action research, and children’s rights.
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Prof. Dr. Penny Harvey
Penny Harvey is a PhD in Sociology and WGSS, Assistant Professor of Sexuality Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies, Gender; Sexuality; Family; Health; Culture; Pedagogy.
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Dr. Ly Quyet Tien
Lecturer and Researcher at Eastern International University (Binh Duong), Doctor Ly Quyet Tien has been guest lecturer at many universities in Vietnam. He holds bachelor’s degrees in History & in English from University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also holds M.A. degrees in FLE from University of Rouen, in Vietnam History from the Southern Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in HCMC. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies and Humanities from University of Paris 7- Diderot. Specialist in Vietnamese studies, he has participated as presenter in international conferences since 2014.
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Dr. Hazel T. Biana
Dr. Hazel T. Biana is a Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Research Center and Hub (SEARCH), and a faculty member of the Department of Philosophy at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She is the current Vice President of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines (PAP) and the Chair of the Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equality Committee of the Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines (USAPP). In 2021, she received a Hypatia Diversity Project Grant from the University of Oregon. This year, she received a grant from the Feminist AI Research Network for research on artificial intelligence and the transit safety of women. Her research interests include feminist philosophy, gender studies, cultural criticism and other interdisciplinary topics.
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Dr. Ayesha Alketbi
Ayesha Alketbi is Assistant Professor at Zayed University. She got her PhD degree in Philosophy from University of Sharjah. Before joining ZU, she served in Institute of applied technology and Ministry of education. She is interested in studying topics in law and Islamic jurisprudence. she has published books and papers.
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Dr. Barbara Magnanelli
Barbara Sveva Magnanelli is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Management and Chair of the Department of Business Administration in John Cabot University, Rome, Italy. She took her PhD in Management at LUISS Guido Carli University, in Rome, in 2011. Her research focus relies on corporate governance issues, with particular regard to the board of directors, gender diversity in boardrooms and financial statement frauds. More recently she has stated to develop a keen research interest on female leadership. She regularly publishes her works in high quality academics journals and presents working paper to main academic conferences.
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Dr. Rosario Pozo Gordaliza
European Doctor in Sociology from the UGR (2011), Diploma in Social Education (UVA) and Bachelor of Psychopedagogy (ULE) with several Master’s specializations in social problems, qualitative social research methodology, ethnicity and gender at a national and international level. She has been a fellow and contracted FPU or Research Staff Training Program of the MEC in the Sociology Department of the UGR (2004-2009) with a thesis on female juvenile delinquency and life trajectories of young women in juvenile justice. From 2009 to 2011, she worked on international cooperation and gender projects, consultancy and social research at AECID and various NGOs. Highlighting her work in Southeast Asia on gender-based violence and trafficking for sexual exploitation. She is currently Contracted Doctor at the University of the Balearic Islands, Department of Theory and History of Education and teaches undergraduate courses related to gender, (and master’s) socio-educational intervention.
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Dr. Diana K. Kwok
Dr. Diana K. Kwok is Associate Professor with the Department of Special Education and Counselling at the Education University of Hong Kong. With a background as mental health and sexuality counsellor for years, her recent research interests include sexuality education and counseling; school experiences of LGBTQIA+ students, sexuality education for students from ethnic minority and disability groups. She received Early Career Award from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council.
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Dr. Michał Mazurkiewicz
Michał Mazurkiewicz, PhD habil., is an associate professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. His main research interests are: American, British and Polish cultures, especially the subjects connected with sport history and the presence of sport in culture. His scholarly contributions include numerous publications in academic journals, book chapters, as well as presentations at international conferences.
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Dr. Sigal Levy
Dr Levy holds a PhD in statistics and is a senior lecturer at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Her main research interests are health-related quality of life, life events and post-trauma, and group learning and teaching. Her recent research includes childbirth and parenting, pregnancy loss and post-trauma, religion and body image, and chronic illnesses affecting psychological well-being.
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Prof Dr. Paola Consuelo Ramos Martínez
Colombian teacher, researcher, and legal adviser on gender issues. Lawyer, Master in Gender Studies, Master in Human Rights, a Ph.D. student in Biolaw: bioethics, health, and human rights at the University of Murcia, Spain, and Ph.D. student in Gender Studies and Equality Policies from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Coordinator of the Research Seedbed on Gender, Diversity, and Law at the Santo Tomas University of Colombia.
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Ms. Grace Chenxin Liu
Grace Chenxin Liu is a researcher, advocate, award-winning junior journalist, artist, and humanitarian from America. She is a United Nations & TEDx Speaker, member of the Global WOMENSCONF Scientific Committee, 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures and the Junior Academy of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Stevens Initiative Alumni. As the Founder of Sharing to Empower, GLAM Ambassador, UNHCR Youth Champion, Global Youth Challenge Winner, and 2x national winner of NCACLS Speech Contest, she has more than 40 pieces of writing and artwork featured in academic journals, anthologies, newspapers, books, conference proceedings, and social media.
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Ciera Merli
Ciera Merli (they/them) is a Graduate student at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. They specialize in 20th Century Italian Art (spec. Scuola Romana and Antifacist art), Feminist Art History, and Queer Studies. They are currently working on their master’s thesis on Jewish-Italian artist Antonietta Raphael Mafai and have a special interest in witchcraft. They are the current President of the Art History Society at John Cabot.
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Ms. Tirna Chatterjee
Tirna Chatterjee is a PhD scholar in the department of Cinema Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi, India. She is from Calcutta and enjoys the company of cats and her interests are her subjective lack of interest in things and studies of everyday life, boredom, cities, affect theory, disinterest, leisure and the relations between eventative and non-eventative history writing.
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Ms. Hijab Waheed
Hijab Waheed is a Research and Teaching Fellow at Lahore School of Economics. She did her MPhil in Economics from Lahore School of Economics. Her research interests include development economics, gender, agriculture, and applied microeconomics. She is currently working on multiple ongoing research projects at Center for Research in Economics and Business (CREB).
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Ms. Salome Thomas
Salome Thomas have completed post graduate and post graduate diploma in research at Christ (Deemed to be University). She has done her bachelors in Sociology from Stella Maris Chennai and her schooling from Sishya, Chennai. Her area of studies is gender divide in workspace and households, women empowerment, women and child rights.
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Mr. Aaron Nance
Aaron Nance has been in education for over ten years, working in underserved populations and schools to improve the quality of education and experience for Black students and to challenge policies that have stricken Black people from advancing in education. Currently, he is receiving his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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Ms. Prerana Das
Prerana Das is a PhD student and documentary filmmaker with a particular interest in stories of migration and processes of displacement in Northeast India. Her work deals with agrarian development, ethno-nationalism, and the relationship between politicized landscapes and personal memory. Her PhD research revolves around the relationships between political activism and ethno-political identity among women tea workers in the Siliguri Corridor.
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Ms. Chidera Okolie
Chidera Okolie is a lawyer by training, an author of two fiction books, an advocate for gender, a team lead at the the Case Management Team of the Nigeria Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs, humanist, and a lover of life. She is also a business professional with a wealth of transferable skills gained as a MSME business consultant and operation lead at the Space Station Nigeria, a shared office, and start-up incubation center at the heart of the capital city, Abuja. In 2016, she was named Fiction Writer of the Year and one of the 100 most influential Nigerian women under 40 at the first Nigerian women Awards.
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Ms. Malini Sheoran
Malini Sheoran holds an Honours and Master’s degree in English from the University of Delhi, India and is currently pursuing PhD in English literature from the University of Edinburgh. She is also working as a tutor at my university. Her main research interests lies in the fields of gender and sexuality, queer of colour critique and environmental humanities, and her current research centers on intersectionality of queer theory and ecology in the African-American women writings of the twentieth century. She acted as a reader for the James Tait Black Prize in Fiction for August 2021.
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Ms. Christina M. Paschyn
Christina M. Paschyn is an assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern University in Qatar. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and a master’s in Middle Eastern Studies. She is a multimedia journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her research interests lie in journalism, filmmaking, gender, and women’s rights.
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Ana de Mello Côrtes
Ana Côrtes is a PhD candidate at the University of Coimbra and a researcher at the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (co-owned by the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsen Institute). Her PhD research is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology – FCT. Côrtes holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of São Paulo and a master’s degree in Law and Development from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. She has book chapters and peer-reviewed articles published in English and Portuguese, and her main research interests are gender, sexuality, diversity, discrimination, and legal mobilization.
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Mrs. Ayesha Muhamid Jamal Ansari
Ayesha holds an MPhil degree in Business Administration from Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan. She is currently employed as Deputy Registrar HRM Office and also Lecturer, Department of Business Administration in the same institute. Ayesha’s research interest are primarily in HR, Organizational Behavior and Consumer behavior. She holds a Deans Honors Award and a silver medal in the MBA Program.
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Ms. Gloria Nyambura Kenyatta
Ms. Gloria Nyambura Kenyatta is a Kenyan Ph.D. Student in Political Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and a research fellow at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute in Freiburg, Germany- a research institute working on socio-political issues in the Global South including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. She is also the Deputy Clerk of Bomet County Assembly, a devolved legislature in Kenya. Her areas of interest include; gender equity, citizen engagement, political participation, devolved governance, public policy, volunteerism and community development. She was also a Speaker at the 3rd Global Conference on Women’s Studies.
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Luisa Weyers
Luisa Weyers is a PhD candidate in human rights law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. She holds a degree in German law (first state exam) and is currently working on a thesis on an intersectional-feminist perspective on the regional human rights protection from gender-based violence in the Inter-American, European, and African human rights systems.
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Ms. Sepideh Hashemi
Sepideh Hashemi is a Ph.D. student at Tokyo University of the Art. She has B.A. and M.A. in photography from Tehran University of Arts. After achieving a grant from Japan’s government, she moved to Tokyo in 2017, where she did an MFA. Now she is concentrating on conducting workshops with focus on social, political and gender issues.
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Mr. Zihao Zhuang
Mr. Zihao Zhuang is a researcher, advocate, social entrepreneur, humanitarian, and changemaker. He has founded Zhuang-Help Africa International based in Ghana to fight against inequality and poverty, and promote equal access and opportunities for the vulnerable groups in Africa.
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Ms. Summer Sun
Summer Sun is a high school senior based in California, USA. Her focuses are on gender equity, disability awareness advocacy, and culture. Under the guidance of Professor Frieda Ekotto from the University of Michigan, she has authored multiple research papers regarding the language used to discuss race, disability, and gender.
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Mr. Mohammad Amaan Siddiqui
Mohammad Amaan Siddiqui is a student pursuing a B.A. in International Studies at the American University of Sharjah, currently on an exchange semester at the University of Sussex in the UK. His interests span political studies, international relations, macroeconomic theory, and activist and feminist studies. Amaan is also a blogger (thevigilantmind) and author, having written a chapter in ‘Novus Politika.’
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Claudia Antoniolli
Claudia Antoniolli is an Italian scholar specialising in queer, popular literature. After graduating from the University of Bologna and the University of Venice with thesis on queer fanfiction, she is currently a PhD candidate conducting research on lesbian crime fiction at the University of Waikato, located in Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Mrs. Munira AlHugail
Munira Abdullah AlHugail, a Board Member in the Child Care Association in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, leading several projects in the association towards the well-being of the mothers and children. She obtained a bachelor in economy in 2004 from university of Manitoba & expected to complete a masters in Women studies from Princess Norah Bint Abdulrahman University in 2023.Appointed as the first women in Trading & Development Partnership in 2009, and still sit on the board of directors.
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Ms. Jayseema Jagernath
Jayseema Jagernath holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal. Her career commenced with being in industry and thereafter academia, Jayseema worked for NGO, assisting those in rural area across the country to develop and manage resources. Jayseema currently fulfils the role of Deputy Head of School of Management at the IIE’s Varsity college, which is a brand of the Independent Institution of Education. She is responsible for academic management within the school, which runs across all campuses nationally. The author has specialised in Finance, Investments, Banking and Management and shares a passion for women empowerment.
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Ms. Camille Maubert
Camille Maubert is a doctoral student at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies. Her research, funded by the School of Social and Political Science’s Scholarship, explores discourses of development in the context of gender transformative work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a development practitioner, she also worked on the nature of humanitarian language and epistemic violence.
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Ms. Mai Saad Abothnain
Mai Saad Abothnain is a student at Princess Noura University studying social work. Her hobbies include volunteering work and writing.
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Ms. Michaela Guthridge
Michaela Guthridge is a gender and women’s human rights specialist with 14 years’ experience in social justice research and advocacy projects, with a particular focus on gender-based violence, human trafficking, forced marriage and indigenous people’s projects. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia investigating how empathy can advance gender equality.
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Ms. Suman ‘Lal’
Suman ‘Lal’ is pursuing Ph.D. and is currently a Research Scholar. She has published three articles in renowned Indian journals and has presented her paper at different national seminars.
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Ms. Magnificent Schmidl
Magnificent Schmidl is a Master’s student in the Sex, Gender and Violence programme at the University of Aberdeen. Her dissertation focused on the omnidirectional relationship between political ideology and sexual fetish. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Northern Vermont University in 2021, she is now an abortion doula and Outreach Coordinator at a grass-roots, feminist health center.
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Ms. Manar Al-Houbi
Ms. Manar Al-Houbi has got her MA degree in linguestics and translation from IUG in Palestine. A researcher, project manager, and an English language teacher with 10 years of teaching experience. Her research interests are language and gender, culture, and film studies. Currently, she is leading a project on Palestinian films as part of the Culture for Inclusive and Sustainable Peace (CUSP) funded by United Kingdom (UK) Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
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Mrs. María José Erazo
María José Erazo, feminist, Economist, and a master’s Student in Social Science at the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas in El Salvador. She works as a specialist at the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. Her research focuses on labor market trends, dynamics and structure, and gender inequalities. Her areas of interest include feminist studies, macroeconomic theory, public policy on employment, and social protection systems.
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Mary Jane Mallari
Mary Jane Mallari (Sky) is a Ph.D. candidate at Waseda University GSICCS in Tokyo, Japan. She is a highly experienced academic lecturer and has taught extensively in Japan and the Asia Pacific universities. Her research interest span Women and Gender Studies, Transient Migrations, and Comparative Literature and Culture. Her current research brings to the fore the image of Filipina women in the 21st century and the shadow of Maria Clara’s Ideology.
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Professor Diana J. Fox
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