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17:30 - 19:30 27 June 2013

Negotiating Gender & Caste in Higher Education


G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor Shubhada Maitra, Centre for Health Tata Institute of Social Science
Professor Avatthi Ramaiah, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive P

Does our gender or caste identity - as teachers or students - matter? How are our experiences of teaching and learning shaped, enhanced and challenged by the interplay of our own characteristics such as gender or caste and by those of our teachers? And how are these influenced by the wider culture of an academic department or discipline, the culture of the university as a forum for learning and teaching, and the broader aspects of the host culture?

Gender is one of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. The House of Lords recently voted in favour of a clause to make 'Caste' a protected characteristic, making discrimination on the grounds of 'Caste' illegal. What are the implications for our experience at university?


Kasia Diez
+44 (0) 7679 8585 | k.diez@ucl.ac.uk


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