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Negotiating Gender & Caste in Higher Education: A Grand Rounds Discussion

Title: Negotiating Gender & Caste in Higher Education

Type of event: A Grand Rounds Discussion

Contributions from Professor Shubhada Maitra, Centre for Health Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India and Professor Avatthi Ramaiah Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Welcome and introduction by Professor Nick Tyler, UCL Pro Provost East and South Asia, Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering.

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?

This first CCS Grand Round brings together two distinguished visitors from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, and a panel of speakers. Our visitors will each share a case on gender and on caste followed by responses from the panel.

We invite you to join the discussion and reflect with us.

This panel discussion has been convened by Dr Sushrut Jadhav and Dr. Caroline Selai, Co-Directors, UCL CCS and supported by UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction

The full programme can be found here.

This event is open to all UCL staff, students and to the general public.

Date, Time and Venue:
Thursday 27 June 2013, 5.30-6.30pm, followed by a drinks reception. Chadwick 102, 1st floor, Chadwick Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. (The Chadwick Building is immediately to your right as you enter UCL's main entrance on Gower Street)

Registration: FREE event - registration is essential.



Last updated: 12th October 2016