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Diversity as Mood Work

Gendering in Research talk by Dorthe Staunæs, The Danish School of Education

2020.06.29 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 29 Oct
Time 10:00 12:00
Location Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-616 and online on Zoom

Abstract

 

Diversity work is more than representations and numbers. It is also a complicated work with affective atmospheres and individual feelings. We call it mood work. These moods emerge for instance, when students encounter and negotiate racially charged humour as funny or offensive; when white teachers or majority students are confused and hurt by being called racist by other students; when being a minority student ‘feels like being a problem’ or when discussions about how and if curriculum is gendered results in conflicts. Based on preliminary findings from the field of education and concepts from affect studies and feminist new materialism, this talk sketch out and discuss how to approach affective atmospheres and individual feelings, through which gendered-racialisation may be felt, met and worked around. The talk builds upon a new project with Mante Vertelyte, funded by the The independent Research Fund Denmark. 

The meeting takes place at Nobel Park and online on Zoom Meeting ID 563 610 6271.

About the speaker

Dorthe Staunæs, Professor
The Danish School of Education

 

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The Gendering in Research Network provides a platform for gender researchers and students at Aarhus University to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas. For further information about the Gendering in Research Network, please contact: Lea Skewes, IMC Theresa Ammann, IMC

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