S202: Ruth

Today Whitney speaks with Dr. Ruth Pearce, a social researcher and feminist scholar based at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Ruth discusses her current work with the Trans Pregnancy project, why gender equity schemes are so important in academia, and offers tips for resiliency when facing online harassment and political backlash. Along the way, she shares stories of her life as a trans woman, how academic institutions in the UK differ from those in the  US, and the similarities between organizing a concert and organizing a conference. 

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Related readings and links: 

Conversation starting at 26:26 refers to Episode 108

Dr. Ruth Pearce 

The Trans Pregnancy Project

Athena SWAN 

Athena SWAN and Gender Equity Schemes 

Trans Temporalities and Nonlinear Aging

The Origins of Intersectionality

Thomas Beatie 

A transcript of the episode can be found here.

Recorded: June 26, 2019

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