Jodi O’Brien
Seattle University, USA

Title: Where is Gender Located? Beyond the Nature/Nurture Binary

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Jodi O'Brien is Professor of Sociology at Seattle University and Director of SU ADVANCE, a National Science Foundation-funded program for the advancement of women and minoritized faculty. Her work focuses on everyday discrimination, and transgressive identities and communities. ....... Her books include The Production of Reality; Social Prisms: Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes; and Everyday Inequalities. Her recent articles include, Stained-Glass Ceilings: Religion, Leadership, and the Cultural Politics of Belonging, and Seeing Agnes: Notes on a Transgender Biocultural Ethnomethodology. She is Co-Chair for the Board of Directors for Ingersoll Gender Center and is also the editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, and the recent former editor of the public sociology journal, Contexts. Read more

Richard Dembo
University of South Florida, USA

Title: Issues and Service Needs among Girls involved in the Justice System

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Richard Dembo is a Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has conducted extensive research on the relationship between drug use and delinquency, and helped develop new services in the juvenile justice system in which he remains deeply involved....... Read more

Domnica Radulescu
Washington and Lee University, USA

Title: The Feminine/Feminist Body in Performance. Resisting Sexism and Producing Social Change through Theater

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Domnica Radulescu is an American writer of Romanian origin, living in the United States where she arrived in 1983 as a political refugee. She holds a master’s degree in Comparative literature and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of Chicago. ,....... She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, Train to Trieste (Knopf 2008 &2009), Black Sea Twilight (Transworld 2011 & 2012) and Country of Red Azaleas (Hachette 2016) and of award-winning plays. Train to Trieste has been published in thirteen languages and is the winner of the 2009 Library of Virginia Fiction Award.,Radulescu received the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and is twice a Fulbright scholar. Radulescu also published fourteen non-fiction books, edited and co-edited collections on topics ranging from the tragic heroine in western literature to feminist comedy, to studies of exile literature to theater of war and exile. Her most recent book Voices on the Move. An Anthology by and about Refugees is forthcoming in September of this year with Solis Press in UK.,Radulescu is working on her fourth novel, a historical thriller about the Romanian Holocaust, titled My Father’s Orchards. , Read more

Cindy Smith
Curtin University, Australia

Title: Feminism at the Heart Level: Finding My Place Across Two Cultures

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Dr. Cindy Ann Smith has served as a public school teacher, university lecturer, administrator and researcher for almost two decades, in three different countries including the United States, Saudi Arabia and Australia. ....... Cindy earned her PhD in Special Education/Educational Psychology from the University of Missouri, USA in 2013. Research interests include: learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, social justice, women’s issues, equity in education through inclusive settings and teacher development, particularly around understanding and acceptance of diversity of students and families in such areas as culture, gender and disability. Read more

Valerie Jenness
University of California, USA

Title: Sexual victimization against transgender women in prison: Consent and coercion in context

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Valerie Jenness is Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. ....... Her research focuses on the links between deviance and social control (especially law), gender, and social change (especially social movements).She is the author of three books--Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement Practice (with Ryken Grattet, 2001), Hate Crimes: New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence (with Kendal Broad, 1997), and Making it Work: The Prostitutes' Rights Movement in Perspective (1993)-as well as numerous articles on the politics of prostitution, AIDS and civil liberties, hate crimes and hate crime law, and the gay/lesbian movement and the women's movement in the U.S. Her work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, Social Problems, American Behavioral Scientist, Sociological Perspectives, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Law and Critique, and Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change; recognized with awards from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the University of California; translated and reprinted in Japanese and German; presented at an array of professional conferences and universities, as well as to the U.S. Congress and the National Academy of Sciences; and funded by National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, the California Policy Research Center, the California Department of Mental Health, the University of California, and Washington State University. Read more

Sonali Chakraborty
Indian Statistical Institute, India

Title: Recent feature of female labour force in India: An overview from National Sample Survey(NSS)

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Dr. Sonali Chakraborty has completed her in the topic of occupational gender segregation in Indian labour market. She has published at about 20 article in this area in several international and national journal. ....... Also worked in gender issue in health status of Indians in the recent past. Did several project as co-investigator and also run independent project. Working as an associate scientist in the Sociological Research Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Read more

Chaiti Sharma Biswas
Indian Statistical Institute, India

Title: Violence against women in matrilineal society

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Besides the papers in the economic field, there are several publications in the field of gender studies. I had reviewed article for some reputed journals. In addition I had worked in various projects; very recently I had completed a project on gender violence as principal director funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research........ Read more

Karobi Das
National Institute of Nursing Education, India

Title: Development and implementation of a ‘self-care interventional package’ on promotion of sexual health, among men who have sex with men (MSM)

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Dr. Karobi Das completed her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in the year 1994 from the Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh. ....... She has worked as a Play Therapist in the above department and after that in the year 1997 took up the assignment as Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the National Institute of Nursing Education. Teaching nursing under-graduate and post-graduate students since then. Area of interest Child an adolescents, substance use and sextuality.,Published 75 papers in National and International Journals,Contributed chapters in five books and edited a book on Psychology. Guided 30 M.Sc. Nursing Thesis, given numerous guest lectures (25) and presented papers around 45 in National and International Conferences. Read more

Adriana Saenz Valadez
Michoacan University of Saint Nicholas of Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico

Title: Patriarchal Rationality: A discourse and an ideology

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Roberto Mura
University of Manchester, UK

Title: The role of CEO Gender in setting corporate risk-taking and capital allocation efficiency

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I am a Professor of Finance at Alliance Manchester Business School which I joined as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in September 2005. I have a PhD in Economics from the University of York where I also worked as a Teaching Fellow. In 2011, I spent a semester as a Visiting Scholar at Krannert Management School, Purdue University, USA........ My research interests are mainly on empirical corporate finance. More in detail, on direct and ultimate ownership structure of companies, links between ownership governance and performance, capital structure and financing constraints and portfolio choice related to firm risk taking. I am also interested in banking and various aspects of behavioral finance Read more

Pamela S P Foa
Brown University, United States

Title: The Asymmetry of Consent

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Annabel Taylor
Central Queensland University, Australia.

Title: Critical considerations of gender in domestic violence men’s behaviour change programme design and implementation. The voices of practitioners and victims/survivors

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Professor Annabel Taylor has been a professional social worker working in community and prison-based social work in Aotearoa/New Zealand. After completing a research fellowship at the University of Canterbury ....... she joined the Social Work and Human Services Department where among other courses she designed and taught a course on women’s victimisation and women’s criminal offending. From 2009 to 2014 Dr Taylor was the Director of the Te Awatea Violence Research Centre at the University of Canterbury where she designed and led a number of national and regional research projects commissioned by the community and government sectors. She was involved with an extensive literature review for the national New Zealand Glenn Inquiry into domestic and family violence and child abuse and an investigation of how services reach marginalised and so called ‘hard to reach’ populations. She has helped to establish and support community agencies providing services in child abuse prevention and support for women on release from prison. She has been an evaluation research consultant in domestic violence services, child abuse prevention services and alternative justice initiatives. In 2013 she was a Galpin Fellowship recipient and undertook research based at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in the US on alternative justice and domestic and family violence. She has published widely including a co-edited book in 2013 “Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services” which has become a key resource for practitioners in the field and students in a variety of university-based learning.,,In 2014 Professor Taylor accepted the position of Director of the Queensland Domestic Violence Research Centre with Central Queensland University. While in this position, Dr Taylor completed a national ANROWS report on judicial education and domestic violence, on enforcement of protection orders in Australia, and on the connection between mental health, drug and alcohol use and domestic and family violence. She has been a member of the Queensland Child Death Review Panel and the Queensland Premier’s Domestic Violence Implementation Council. Annabel has been a pioneer in introducing extensive domestic and family violence education and training options at both Higher Education and vocational levels in partnership with CQUniversity. Read more

Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Duke University, United States

Title: Gender and the Church: Disrupting Patriarchy?

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Professor McClintock Fulkerson’s work is published in journals such as Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Modern Theology........ Her book, Changing the Subject: Women’s Discourses and Feminist Theology, examines the liberating practices of feminist academics and non-feminist church women. Her book Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church is on ecclesial practices that enable resistance to racism and other contemporary forms of social brokenness, interpreting the doctrine of the church in light of racial diversity and the differently abled. Her publication titled The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology is a collection of essays on feminist theology and globalization, which she co-edited with Sheila Briggs. Fulkerson’s book of essays co-edited with Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz and Rosemary Carbine is entitled Theological Perspectives on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Her latest book, co-written with Marcia Mount Shoop and entitled A Body Broken, A Body Betrayed: Race, Memory, and Eucharist in White-Dominant Churches, was published in 2016 by Wipf and Stock.,,An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Professor McClintock Fulkerson is a member of the national Advocacy for Women Task Force of the PC(USA).,,She is currently involved in the “Pauli Murray Project: Activating History for Social Change,” a Duke Human Rights Center project on racial healing and reconciliation in Durham County through history-telling. Read more

Ronel Koch
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Title: A systematic review of comprehensive sexuality education for adolescents in South African schools.

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Ronel Koch is a registered counselor with the Health Professions Counsil of South Africa (PRC0014842). She has been employed as a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) since 2013. ....... Her research interests include: adolescent female sexuality, sexuality education, sexual decision making, life skills, Life Orientation. She is currently in the process of starting to pursue doctoral studies in sexuality education in South Africa Read more

Chiquita Howard-Bostic
Shepherd University, USA

Title: Breaking Resistance: Gender Revolution.

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Lindsey Levitan
Shepherd University, USA

Title: Breaking Resistance: Gender Revolution.

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Mary Nyangweso
East Carolina University, United States

Title: Social Determinants of Reproductive Health Outcomes in Kenya: The Case of Fistula.

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Dr. Mary Nyangweso is the J. Woolard and Helen Peel distinguished professor in Religious Studies at East Carolina University (Greenville, North Carolina).,,....... She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in the Sociology of Religion (PhD) at Drew University. She also received her Bachelor’s in Education at Kenyatta University, Nairobi Kenya; Master’s in Philosophy (Religion) at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya; Master’s in Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.,,Dr. Nyangweso’s specialty is religion and gender-based violence and human rights. She examines socio-cultural determinants of gender-based violence and other issues from African, Christian and Islamic perspectives. She has published extensively on matters related to domestic violence, female genital cutting and HIV/AIDS. She is author of two books; Female,Genital Cutting: Mutilation or Cultural Right? (Praeger, 2014) and Female Circumcision: the Interplay between Religion, Gender and Culture in Kenya (Orbis, 2007) and co-editor of Religion in Gender Based Violence, Immigration and Human Rights. She has also authored several peer review journal articles and book chapters on religion and on women in Africa and is also a human rights activist advocating for gender related rights. She has received many other honors including a Fulbright Award. Read more

Shalini Gopalkrishnan
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA

Title: How covid will impact gender roles?

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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.,,Dr. Gopalkrishnan is a judge at UC Berkley LAUNCH and BIG IDEAS competition. She is a member of Data Kind and, Youth Business USA. She has founded startups such as freelancemoms.com, Introspect and Lexion Global and worked as a consultant with A F Ferguson (then part of KPMG) and worked on projects with USAID, Fortune 500 firms and the Government. She has volunteered with Junior achievement, Big Brother Big Sister, Page 15, World Affairs Council, Girl Scouts, Hands on Atlanta and Orlando.,,Dr. Gopalkrishnan earned her Bachelor of Mathematics/statistics degree from Bombay University, Masters in Business(PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and her Doctoral credentials from University of Florida. She has been teaching at MIIS since 2018. Read more

Skylab Sahu
University of Delhi, India

Title: Sexuality, Work and Violence: The old and the new Vulnerabilities of the Sex workers in the days of Pandemic in India

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Dr. Skylab Sahu is currently an Assistant Professor in Miranda House, University of Delhi. Her specialization and areas of interest covers gender studies, health and development, political theory, and Indian Politics. She has published her research articles in edited books and several national and international refereed journals such as ....... Studies in Indian Politics, Sociological Bulletin, Indian Journal of Social and Economic Development, International Journal of Social and Economic Research, Journal of Health Management, Indian Journal of Political Science, Indian Journal of Social Work, etc. She has published a book titled "Gender, Sexuality, and HIV/AIDS: Exploring Politics of Women's Health in India", by Sage. Her current book titled “Gender, Violence and Governmentality: Legal and Policy Initiatives” is going to be published soon (is in press) by Routledge. ,She is currently project director for the IMPRESS/ICSSR project titled “Understanding the Effectiveness of the Role of the State in tackling Decreasing Sex Ratio: A Study of the State of Haryana” in India. Read more

Janet Bennion
Northern Vermont University, USA

Title: Polyamory in Paris: A social network analysis application

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Dr. Bennion is a professor of sociocultural anthropology with global expertise in the legalization of polygamy with special skills and interests in the area of gender dynamics, alternative sexuality, medical anthropology, ....... and non-traditional religious movements associated with North American Mormon fundamentalism. She has a rich publication history and her research is recognized internationally, typically focused on examining the variability and complexity of polygynous lifestyles in the Rocky Mountain landscape. University Press of New England, covering twenty years of ethnographic work, published her seminal work, Polygamy in Primetime. Read more