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White Rose Gender Equality College Coffee Topics


Coffee Topics are a monthly get together by zoom to share a discussion about a gender topic of interest. Each Topic will be led by a College Member with a short overview of the key points followed by a chat over coffee (or beverage of choice). Thirty minutes, a chance to talk over an interesting topic and meet fellow College members.

All Coffee Topics start at 11:00 hrs, and run for 30 minutes

Coffee Topics are open to members of the Gender Equality College. If you would like to join, please contact Claire Pickerden, or Mel Knight


When: 11:00 Wednesday 18 November 2020

Speaker: Dr Paula Meth, Urban Studies, University of Sheffield

Description: This Coffee Topic considers some of the insights gained from focusing on men alongside women when conducting gender research. It draws on work in South Africa and India on gendered experiences of changes to housing, and also on current work in Ethiopia and South Africa on unemployment and housing challenges for male and female youth.

Full Title: LIVING GENDER IN DIVERSE TIMES: exploring young people’s understandings of ‘gender’ in the UK

When: 11:00 Wednesday 09 December 2020

Speaker: Prof Sally Hines, Sociology, University of Sheffield

Description: This Coffee Topic will cover some of the initial findings from Sally’s ESRC project, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Leeds.


October’s coffee topic discussed Gender in community research co-production: women, wellbeing and community identity in rural South Africa. Covering the role that gender has played in a series of GCRF funded projects in rural South Africa. Gender as both a focal point of research and as a driver of community-based co-production was discussed. The project website showcases projects and partners. The speakers were Dr Seth Mehl & Prof Susan Fitzmaurice, English, University of Sheffield with Prof Patricia Cowell, Health Sciences, University of Sheffield.

September’s coffee topic discussed the issues of femicide and its impact on children. You may find this report useful (p36), the speaker was Dr Parveen Ali, Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sheffield.