David A. Rubin
University of South Florida, USA

Title: Intersex Rage, Biopolitical Protest, and the Movement for Black Lives

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David A. Rubin is Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida, the author of Intersex Matters: ....... Biomedical Embodiment, Gender Regulation, and Transnational Activism(SUNY Press, 2017), and co-editor of Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader (University of Washington Press, 2017). Their articles and essays have appeared in Feminist Formations, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Films for the Feminist Classroom, Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies, Women’s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics, and elsewhere. Professor Rubin’s research and teaching interests include critical intersex studies; transgender studies; transnational feminisms; feminist theory; queer theory; history of science; history of gender, race, and sexuality; masculinity studies; and disability studies. Read more

Shalini Gopalkrishnan
Menlo College, USA

Title: Gender and Data Science: Challenges and Opportunities

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Dr. Shalini S Gopalkrishnan is a Visiting Professor for the Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM). Her research interests include Technology and analytics to build and accelerate social enterprises, ....... public policy in entrepreneurship, women leadership and impact investing.,Dr. Gopalkrishnan has presented at conferences across the globe and has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. She has taught MBA, undergraduate and doctoral programs at universities across the world. In 2016, she won the best prize for teaching at the Experiential classroom XVII in entrepreneurship. In addition, Dr. Gopalkrishnan was the winner of the Global Brainstorm Challenge “Global Women’s Leadership Alliance: 5 million women change agents improving our world in 5 years., Read more

Rosa María Fernández García
University of A Coruña, Spain

Title: Gender Dysphoria: The role of (epi)genetics

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Rosa Fernández obtained her Bachelor in Biology from the University of A Coruña in 1995. She is Professor of Psychobiology, University of A Coruña since 2010. ....... She has participated in several projects of national research, working in collaboration with national research groups, of which numerous research papers published in scientific journals were derived. Read more

Ahlam Ahmed Mohamed Othman
The British University in Egypt, Egypt

Title: Gender & Sexuality in the Light of Alaa Abdel Hadi's Nucleogenre Paradigm

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Ahlam Othman is an Associate Professor of English Language and Literature and Quality Assurance Unit Director at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, BUE. She obtained her Ph.D. and MA degrees ....... in English Literature from the Faculty of Humanities, Al-Azhar University. She also obtained an MA degree in TEFL from the American University in Cairo. Her main areas of research are English Comparative Literature, Literary Translation, Corpus Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis and Curriculum Development. Dr. Ahlam has seven published research papers. She is a board member of the Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature, and member of the Translation Division in the Egyptian Writers' Union. She is also editor of Muqaranat, a local annual journal. She has taught a variety of English Language and Literature Courses including: Comparative Literature, Literary Translation, At Sight Translation, Consecutive Interpretation and Academic Writing. She has also given teacher training courses including Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Methodology, Technology-enhance Teaching & Classroom Management. Read more

Elizabeth Pulane Motswapong
University of Botswana, Botswana

Title: A Country under Siege: Gender Based Violence in the Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic in Botswana

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Dr. Elizabeth Pulane Motswapong is a Senior Lecturer in Indo Religions specialising in Hindu Studies, in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana. ....... She introduces students to Indian Religions with a concentration in Hindu Studies. Dr. Motswapong joined the University of Botswana, Department of Theology and Religious Studies as an SDF (Staff Development Fellow) in 1998. After teaching for a year Motswapong went to pursue her Masters of Arts in Oriental and African Religions at University of London during the academic year 1999- 2000. Her dissertation was a comparative study between Tswana Bogwera and Hindu Upanayana Initiation rites for boys as instrumental in understanding these religions despite their diversity. During the years 2004 -2007, Motswapong pursued her Ph.D and wrote a dissertation in Hinduism and Gender under the supervision of Guruji, Prof. Burkhard Scherer. Read more

Shahana Rasool
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Title: Womens role in academia: building a sisterhood and activating for gender equality

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Prof. Shahana Rasool works with the Department of Social Work. As a Rhodes Scholar, she obtained her D Phil. in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of Oxford, UK. ....... Her research interests lie within the field of gender, gender-based violence and transformation. She serves on several committees such as the Faculty higher degrees committee. She has 20 years of social work experience including training, research and lecturing. Shahana has received numerous awards:- including the Rhodes Scholarship; Abe Bailey Travel Scholarship; Ernest Oppenheimer Read more

Carmen M. Cusack
Nova Southeastern University, USA

Title: Unsupported Dominant Spouse and Familial Failure

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Carmen M. Cusack holds a BA and a JD from Florida International University (FIU). At FIU College of Law, she served as the President of the Animal Law Association. ....... She is a PhD candidate in Criminal Justice specializing in Behavioral Science at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and is the incoming President of Omega Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma. Among other courses, she taught Animals in the Criminal Justice System at NSU, and has published on criminal law, criminal justice, and animal and environmental issues. Her interests and presentations include the topics of ecofeminism, ecofeminist shock art, and animal rights performance art. She clerked for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets on a variety of animal mistreatment issues. Read more

Alla Kourova
University of Central Florida, USA

Title: Cross-cultural projects in foreign language classrooms

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Dr. Alla Kourova is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida, United States for 10 years. She graduated from Moscow State University with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Teaching Foreign Languages. ....... With over 30 years of teaching experience globally and at various institutional levels, Dr. Kourova knows that there is more than one approach to language study, and constantly promotes dynamic and multifaceted techniques as well as cross-cultural dialogue in her publications and teaching practice. In 2002 Dr. Kourova was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Montana Sponsored by the American Council and Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs U.S. Department of States. She is the author of more than 50 publications on language teaching and cross-cultural communication. Dr. Kourova is also a recipient of two national awards in teaching Exceelence, the University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Scholarship for Teaching and Learning Award, the Teaching Incentive Program Award, and the Excellence in Research Award. For last three years Dr. Kourova has received five external grants: US –RUSSIA DIALOGUE PROGRAM, STARTALK and the FULBRIGHT-HAYS GROUP PROJECTS ABROAD PROGRAM. For many years, she has also collaborated with prestigious organizations such as the Peace Corps, the Fulbright Institution of International Education, FLE Read more

Luisa Schneider
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Institute, Germany

Title: Age of consent, violence prevention and sexual agency: the case of Sierra Leone

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Luisa T. Schneider joined the Law and Anthropology Department in 2019 with a research project that examines intimate relationships, privacy, violence, and state–citizen engagement among unhoused populations in Germany. ....... She holds a DPhil in Anthropology from the University of Oxford, where she examined violence in relationships in Sierra Leone and responses to it at the interpersonal, household, community, and state levels. Set against the post-conflict and post-TRC watershed, her work combines an analysis of top-down policy and legal approaches to violence prevention with grassroots understandings of the role and place of violence in relationships.,,Schneider's doctoral research was funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, the Royal Anthropological Institute, and Oxford University. She has won several prestigious prizes and awards, including the SAME Prize Competition for 'academic merit and excellence of prior record' of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (University of Oxford), the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI)/Sutasoma Award for 'outstanding merit of research', and the Aylmer Award of St. Peter's College, Oxford University, for academic achievement., Read more

Andrea Adams
University of the District of Columbia (UDC), USA

Title: Ethical Issues in Using Mobile Reporting Apps by Sexual Assault Victims

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Andrea Adams, Ph.D. JD, MBA, is an Assistant Professor in the Crime Justice and Security Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Andrea is on the Advisory Board of the RedDot Corporation, the parent of the Safecity.in, a smartphone app. ....... The Safecity app creates awareness of street harassment and provides a place for women and other disadvantaged communities to break their silence and report personal assault experiences. Andrea's work help design the organization's informed consent, privacy, and security provisions of the app, and one aspect of her research agenda focuses on the ethics of smartphone app use. Read more