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Dr. Mindy Blaise ICRCSP Public Lecture

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
John George Althouse Faculty of Education Building (FEB)
Room: 1139

Title:  "#FEAS (Feminist Educators Against Sexism): Activating Guerrilla Methodologies Against Everyday Sexisms in Higher Education"

Cost: Free

RSVP: Yes, to (space is limited) by Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Abstract: This presentation illustrates how a group of feminist academics (#FEAS, Feminist Educators Against Sexisms) deployed ‘Guerrilla Methodologies’ to mobilize women academics to interfere with everyday sexisms in higher education. By following a Guerrilla Methodology we aim, like feminist artists such as the Guerrilla Girls and the Riot Grrls to use ‘facts’, affect, irreverence, humour, and collective action to intervene in organisational structures to expose sexisms in the academy. Our Guerrilla Methodology draws widely from feminist art activist practices and we will share how these interventions (i.e., sexist/anti-sexist bingo cards, Myth of the Pipeline T-Shirts, ‘bad’ stand-up comedy, business cards, power dressing) have the potential to make change, provides women academics the chance to build their skills and knowledge about everyday sexisms and how to challenge them, and builds an international feminist collective. Each time #FEAS ‘perform’ at an educational research conference we are making a dent into sexism, raising awareness, and increasing the feminist collective.

Biography: #FEAS (Feminist Educators Against Sexism, see is an Australian-based international feminist collective committed to interrupting, challenging and otherwise shouting out about sexism in educational spaces. #FEAS was formed by feminists Mindy Blaise (Victoria University), Emily Gray (RMIT University) and Linda Knight (Queensland University of Technology). They are all situated within education, but bring different expertise, including early childhood education, teacher education, qualitative research methods, performance and visual arts, to their collaborative work.

Faculty of Education
Jen Heidenheim
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