Tuesday 20th March 2018, 5-6:30pm, B001

CELEBRATING WOMEN

Join AUBSU this afternoon for a 90-minute open lecture that aims to create a dialogue around gender inequality.

According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap won’t close until 2186. In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, ‘Overcoming Barriers’ aims to raise awareness about the ongoing quest for gender equality, while celebrating the achievements of women.

This event comprises short talks from some of AUB’s most inspirational female academics, creatives and professionals, who will each discuss the setbacks they have had to tackle. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

PROFESSOR EMMA HUNT – DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR

Appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor at AUB in July 2013, Professor Emma Hunt was previously Dean of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield from 2006-2013. Well known both nationally and internationally, she was appointed Visiting Professor at Yunnan Arts University in 2011.

DR NÚRIA QUEROL – FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

In addition to being an art historian and curator, Dr Núria Querol is a Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at AUB. She took up positions at King’s College London and Slade School of Fine Art before this. She is currently working on her monograph Transcultural Curating.

CATHY JOHN – FACULTY OF MEDIA AND PERFORMANCE

A Senior Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Policy on the BA (Hons) Creative Events Management course, Cathy John has also taught on the BA (Hons) Film Production course. She is active in equalities work at AUB and has conducted research into professional and equality issues within the creative industries.

PREETI SOOD – FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

Preeti Sood is an Indian artist and printmaker with a BFA in Printmaking from Chandigarh College of Arts and a MFA in Printmaking from Santiniketan, West Bengal. She has exhibited around the world from Singapore to New York, and is a member of the Printmakers Council and Poole Printmakers.

Click on the gallery below for information on our guest speakers.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Regardless of gender, ‘Overcoming Barriers’ hopes to inspire you to overcome the challenges you may face when pursuing your own ambitions.

We look forward to seeing you there.