Gender Diversity and Sport: Interdisciplinary perspectives on increasing inclusivity

  • 16 May 2022
  • 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
  • Hybrid event - International House & Zoom Webinar

Gender Diversity and Sport: Interdisciplinary perspectives on increasing inclusivity
Book Launch
16 May 2022, International House, Loughborough University 

Join members of the Loughborough University Gender and Sport mini-CDT for the launch of their new book showcasing their work and that of other national and international scholars. With commentary from the Editors, contributors, scholarly reviewers, and trans inclusion advocate this event will discuss the complexities of barriers to inclusive access to sport and physical activity, and discusses how sport, and society, can move forward beyond the gender binary, in both theory and practice.

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12.00-12.45pm     Networking Lunch
12.45-1.05pm       Welcome to Festival of Ideas: Transitions
                                    Prof Marsha Meskimmon IAS Director, Dr Ines Varela-Silva, Dr Gemma Witcomb, 
                                    Dr Rachael Grew and Professor Hilary Robinson (Loughborough University)
1.05-1.25pm         Welcome to the Book Launch
                                    Professor Chris Harwood Sport and Exercise Beacon Lead, Dr Gemma Witcomb
                                    and Prof Elizabeth Peel (Loughborough University)
1.25-1.55pm         Legal Barriers to Increasing Inclusivity for Trans Athletes
                                    Dr Seema Patel (Nottingham Trent University)
1.55-2.25pm         Representing Diverse Genders in Sports Media
                                    Dr Gabriel Knott-Fayle (Leeds Beckett University)

2.25-2.40pm         Break

2.40-3.10pm         Lived Experiences of Trans Sports People
                                    Verity Smith (Mermaids)
3.10-3.40pm         Title TBC
                                    Dr Adam White (Oxford Brookes University)
3.40-4.10pm         Title TBC (video)
                                    Professor Vikki Krane (Bowling Green State University)
4.10-4.40pm         Panel Discussion + Close

By booking a place at this event, attendees agree to behave in a respectful manner such that everyone feels comfortable contributing as they wish. In particular, they are asked not to use oppressive language and to respect the experiences and identities of event participants.

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Kieran Teasdale
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