BSA Postgraduate day event on Gender & Networks

Save the date! Thursday, October 3rd 2019.

You can book your place here.

The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis at the University of Manchester is excited to be hosting a one-day postgraduate forum on the topic of Gender and Networks.

The event is open to all postgraduates and early career researchers who are currently using or are interested in using relational perspectives and methods to investigate gender dynamics in their research.

Key questions that the event will aim to address include:

  • How does gender affect the strategies people adopt in using their personal networks?
  • What evidence is there for the ways in which gender discrimination operates through social networks?
  • What are some of the innovative methodological approaches social networks researchers are using to capture the role of gender in their observed network structures?

By raising questions such as these, it is hoped that participants will better understand the possibilities for identifying meaningful ways of capturing the gendered dynamics of their own research using relational concepts and tools.

Participants will get the opportunity to see current research on gender and social networks in action from our excellent invited speakers.

Details for the speakers and their presentations are as follows:

Heather McGregor (Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University)
“How does gender affect the strategies people adopt in using their personal networks?”

Siobhan McAndrew (University of Bristol)
“Can social network position help confer legitimacy? Case studies of women in music, social science, and science.”

Jan Fuhse (University of Bremen)
“Gender as a Relational Institution in Interpersonal Ties.”

There will also be a roundtable-style panel discussion session in which participants will have the opportunity to ask the expert speakers for advice and insight into their own interests and research projects. This panel will be chaired by Elisa Bellotti of the University of Manchester.

We hope to see many of you in October for what promises to be a timely, lively and insightful event!

For any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact one of the event organisers:

Organisers: Francisca Ortiz, Pete Jones and Alejandro Espinosa-Rada. The Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, The University of Manchester.