Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, Oral speakers of the 1st Global Conference on Women’s Studies announced their decision to be shifted to Virtual presentation mode. Therefore, the WOMENSCONF Organizing Committee decided to hold the conference entirely Online. The Virtual presentations were delivered via an online electronic forum (Webinar), where the participants engaged in lively discussions during the conference.
Meet some of our Highlighted Speakers from the First edition
Dr. Aparna Bandyopadhyay
Dr Aparna Bandyopadhyay is Associate Professor in History at Diamond Harbour Women’s University, West Bengal, India. Her book, Desire and Defiance: A Study of Bengali Women in Love 1850—1930, was published in 2016. Her research focuses on the gender history of colonial Bengal.
Edita Bratanovic is a PhD student in English literature. She has acquired a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English language and literature and currently works as an English teacher. Her areas of interests are English literature and feminist criticism, intertwined with the fields of history, sociology, psychology and psychoanalysis.
Dr. Allassad Alhuzail
Dr. Allassad Alhuzail, senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, Sapir Academic College, Israel. Her research deals with the implications of social change for the lives of three generations of Bedouin women, Pverty, youth at risk and women in traditional and religious societies.
Dr. Christiane Heemann
Degree in Language Studies, Master and Doctorate in Applied Linguistics. Postdoc in Intercultural Studies (Universidade Aberta de Portugal). Languages Professor at Universidade do Vale do Itajai (UNIVALI)/Brazil where she is committed to teaching, research, supervision, and extension work. Areas of scientific interest: information and communication technologies; teaching and learning Portuguese and English languages; internationalization of the curriculum; intercultural studies.
Dr. Isabel Cristina Carvalho
Isabel Cristina Carvalho has a PhD in Digital Media Arts. She’s a Researcher at Research Center in Arts and Communication CIAC-UAb, Portugal. In 2019, her research project “Gender in Map – women empowerment in planning and urban development” was funded. Areas of Interest: Digital Media Art, Art Activism, Women’s studies.
Laura Hellqvist, MSc Energy and Climate Policy (SOAS) 2019 Merit. PhD Student at SOAS University of London, PhD thesis is focused around the research of rural energy access development for women in Kenya and Bangladesh with an analysis of the methods of technological innovation improving novel technology adoption by women.
Degree in History, Postgraduate in Art History, Postgraduate in Biblical History and Culture, Postgraduate in Women Studies. PhD student in Medieval Studies and Researcher at the Institute of Medieval Studies at Nova University, Lisboa and at Center for Research in Art and Communication CIAC-UAb.
Areas of Interest: History, Art History, Biblical History and Studies on Women.
Maria Kalfa is a Social Anthropologist, she has three masters the first one is in Gender Studies, the second one is in Multicultural Education and the third is in Management and Organization of Educational Units. She is also a PhD Candidate in Political Science and she is doing another master in Social Policy in crisis situations. She has a scholarship from ELIDEK. Maria Kalfa participated in many conferences in her country and now she is also review critic.
Dr. Prachi Priyanka
Dr Prachi Priyanka holds a doctorate degree in English literature. Her doctoral thesis is an illuminative study on the convergences between poetry and painting since the publication of G. E. Lessing’s Laocoon to the modern times. Her areas of interest include intertextuality and visual culture, Indian literature, Partition art and literature, and Diaspora studies. She writes in both English and Hindi and her research papers, poems and stories have been published in books, online journals, print magazines and short story anthologies. She published her short stories collection ‘Thistle & Weeds’ in 2016. Her book Caste, Class and Gender in Modern Indian Literature is under publication by Authorspress, New Delhi. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida.
Sagarika Naik is an M. Phil, Scholar and a research fellow at University of Delhi. She has previously worked as a research assistant at Confluence Media Pvt Ltd, with the project title “Integration of Indian Princely State”. Currently, she is working as a research associate for National Archive of Trinidad and Tobago, where she is constantly working with the archival records including Census Report, Immigration and Emigration Files, Famine Reports, Gazetteers and Annual Administrative Reports.
Dr. Sadia Kamran
Dr. Sadia Kamran is an international thinker and an art historian. Currently she is associated with the Institute for Art and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan. She places the contemporary art of Pakistan within its socio-political as well as historical context and traces the development of the same as it transforms from traditional to modern in contemporary practices.
Dr. Dionnie JF DeWitt
Dionnie JF DeWitt has a BA in History and BS in Business Administration. A Masters in Leadership. Forthcoming PH.D. Organizational Leadership with individualized Consecration in Ecclesial leadership. Senior Pastor, Licensed and Ordained has Honorary Doctor of Evangelism; USC Grant Writing Certificate; Sigma Alpha Pi (N.S.L.S); Delta Mu Delta (I.H.S.B) member.
M.A in International Peace Studies, Soka University, Tokyo Japan. Research Assistant, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan.
Feminist Theories, Race & Ethnicity, Migration Studies, Education for Social Change and Culture.
M.A in International Peace Studies, Soka University, Tokyo Japan. Graduate Student/Research Assistant, Soka University, Tokyo, Japan. International Relations, SDG’s, Peacebuilding, Emerging Technology
Award: SGU-MEXT research grant Japan Ministry of government