Professor Jeff Hearn, Hanken School of Economics, Finland/ Örebro University, Sweden/ University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
This is for all of you and others you might know of in and around Stellenbosch with an interest in the topics of men and masculinities, aging, and transnationalism. Professor Jeff Hearn will be leading a teach-in at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Friday, 21 February 2014, 9.00am – 3.30pm.
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Jeff Hearn has worked on organisations, social policy and inequality for 40 years. His extensive research on gender relations in UK, Nordic region and Europe, but also South Africa, includes lead positions in international projects, such as The Role of Men in Gender Equality, and such books as European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities and Masculinities around the World.
He is Research Professor, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (Gender Studies), Örebro University, Sweden; Professor of Management &Organisation, Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK; UK Academician in Social Sciences. He is co-managing editor of Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality; co-editor of NORMA: International Journal of Masculinity Studies; associate editor of Gender, Work & Organization. His many books including ‘Sex’ at ‘Work’; Men in the Public Eye; The Violences of Men; Sex, Violence and the Body; recently Rethinking Transnational Men. His current research focuses on men, gender and transnationalisation.
This is a unique opportunity to meet with Prof Hearn to pose questions to him on any issue related to his scholarship. He will be joined by a group of local and international researchers to contribute to the dialogue including: Kopano Ratele (MRC/UNISA), Tamara Shefer (UWC), Rob Pattman (US); Floretta Boonzaier (UCT), Mbuyiselo Botha (Sonke Gender Justice & Gender Commissioner) and Katarina Jungar & Jukka Lehtonen (Hanken).
Jeff Hearn and team members of the Project “Engaging South African and Finnish youth towards new traditions of non-violence, equality and social well-being” funded by South African National Research Foundation and the Academy of Finland. From left to right, Rob Pattman (US), Tamara Shefer (UWC), Mbuyiselo Botha (Sonke Gender Justice & Commision for Gender Equality), Jukka Lehtonen (Hanken), Floretta Boonzaier (UCT), Jeff Hearn, Katarina Jungar (Hanken) & Kopano Ratele (MRC/UNISA) (c) K Ratele
The teach-in is collaboratively organized by the Project “Engaging South African and Finnish youth towards new traditions of non-violence, equality and social well-being”. The Project is funded through the South Africa-Finland Science and Technology Research Cooperation Joint Call by the National Research Foundation and the Academy of Finland. Similar to a sit-in, a teach-in is a form of unmediated educational forum organised to teach one another and promote the political, social, or economic significance of any complex issue. In contrast to a seminar, the teach-in with Professor Jeff Hearn and his associates will not be limited to the academic scope of Jeff Hearn’s current interest in men, gender and transnationalisation, but any issue related to his body of scholarship on men and masculinities. While this teach-in will have benefit of Jeff Hearn and other experts talking and answering questions on their areas of their expertise, discussion and questions from the audience are most welcome.