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Dr. Zsuzsa F. Lassú

Dr. Zsuzsa F. Lassú PhD is an associate professor of Psychology at Eötvös Loránd University and also a practising sexual psychologist working with childhood sexual trauma survivors. Her academic interest and counseling practice both focus on importance of sexual education in childhood sexual abuse prevention.

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Dr. Cecilia Herles

Dr. Cecilia Herles, the Assistant Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies, earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Georgia. She is the recipient of the Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award, the Creative Teaching Award, and the Sustainable UGA Outstanding Faculty Award.

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Dr. Maria Aragonés-González

Dr. Maria Aragonés-González is a Doctor in Gender Studies from the University of Alicante; Social worker; Master in Equality and Gender (Jaume I University). Her current Position is Gender Equality Technician at the Mancomunitat Marina Baixa; and external collaborator in the project: Women in Health Sciences Research (University of Valencia). Also, her areas of Interests are Promotion of gender equality through education.

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Dr. Robert O’Mochain

Dr. Robert O’Mochain is an Associate Professor at Ritsumeikan University’s College of International Relations in Kyoto. His doctoral thesis focused on masculinities and the experiences of LGBT+ stakeholders in education. He is an applicant for an Open Research Area (ORA) for Social Sciences grant to research issues surrounding voyeuristic sexual harassment.

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Dr. Gavan Patrick Gray

Dr. Gavan Patrick Gray is a Professor at Tsuda University’s College of Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently engaged in a Japanese government-supported, research-project comparing responses to gender violence in Japan and other countries. Other research interests include language acquisition, international security, and political propaganda.

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Dr. Helena Louhela

Dr. Helena Louhela is a postdoctoral researcher in Gender Studies, University of Oulu, Finland. Her research focuses on a sexual violence experienced by children and youth. Louhela develops the conceptual framework further by tackling the multi-layered relational aspect of sexual violence, sexual consenting and sexual risky behaviour among adolescent girls.

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Dr. Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo

Dr. Giuseppina Scotto di Carlo is currently researcher in English Linguistics at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” (Italy). Her research interests cover institutional discourse, gender studies, and science popularisation. Among her works: A Discourse Analysis of the ‘Trumpusconi’ Phenomenon: Is Trump our contemporary Berlusconi? (CSP 2021) and “An Analysis of Self-Other Representations in the Incelosphere: Between online misogyny and self-contempt” (Discourse & Society 2022).

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Ass. Prof. Natanaree Posrithong

Assistant Professor Natanaree Posrithong has obtained her Ph.D. from the Australian National University, Australia with the awarded Mahidol Scholarship. Her recent publications have been focused on pivotal roles and voices of women in politics of contemporary Thailand. She is currently teaching gender studies and serves as Program Director at Mahidol University International College, Thailand. 

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Dr. Ly Quyet Tien

Dr. Ly Quyet Tien is a Lecturer and Researcher at Eastern International University (Binh Duong), Doctor Ly Quyet Tien has been guest lecturer at many universities in Vietnam. He holds bachelor’s degrees in History & in English from University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also holds M.A. degrees in FLE from University of Rouen, in Vietnam History from the Southern Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in HCMC. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies and Humanities from University of Paris 7- Diderot. Specialist in Vietnamese studies, he has participated as presenter in international conferences since 2014

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Dr. Maria Nikkie Saldivar Hodgson

Dr. Maria Nikkie Saldivar Hodgson is a native of the Rio Grande Valley and currently resides on South Padre Island, Texas, USA. She has a Ph.D. in Business and Leadership Studies and has over 30 years of experience in higher education in the Rio Grande Valley. Her roles in higher education have included faculty, student enrollment, student retention, recruitment, employee development and training, organizational development, and organizational operations as director, executive director and associate Vice President. She returned to the classroom as a professor of communication studies Fall of 2016. Her research interest are gender studies, nonverbal communication studies, small group communication, mother-daughter relationships, etc. She is a first-time children’s book author of “Ricky the Raindrop” and is currently working on a sequel.  In addition to her passion for writing, she provides consulting services to local businesses and non-profits in the RGV. She is involved in her community by serving as a board member for the Glady’s Porter Zoo and Sea Turtle, Inc. and in her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, hiking, gardening and most importantly, spending time with her two young adult children, Giselle and Miguel.

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Dr. Fatma Yaşın-Tekizoğlu

Dr. Fatma Yaşın-Tekizoğlu, Ph.D., now is in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh as a post-doc researcher and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Ankara Medipol University. Her work focuses on gender, manhood, dehumanization and sexual aggression.

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Dr. Sucharita Maji

Dr. Sucharita Majiis an assistant professor (Psychology) at the Indian Institute of Technology Dhanbad. She received her doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Her research interest broadly lies in the area of the social psychology of gender. Her recent projects incorporate topics such as 1. Cyberbullying experienced by LGBT youth in India, 2. Workplace discrimination experienced by Indian LGBT youth, and 3. Gender in STEM education.

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Prof. Dr. Rut Lucas-Dominguez

Prof. Dr. Ruth Lucas-Dominguez is Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia (UV) (2002).Since 2018 she is associate professor in the Department of History of Science and Information Science (Faculty of Medicine, UV). Currently her research is developed in the field of scientific activity evaluation, data sharing and gender studies.

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Dr. Letsoalo Daniel

Dr. Letsoalo Daniel is a Clinical Psychologist and a Lecturer at the North-West University in South Africa. He holds B.A., B.A. Hons, M.A. (Clinical Psychology) and Doctorate. Areas of interest are Mental Health, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Sexuality.

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Dr. Sibusiso Mkwananzi

Dr. Sibusiso Mkwananzi is a Demographer and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Gender Studies at the University of South Africa. She holds a PhD in Demography, Masters in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, postgraduate qualifications in gender, public policy and analysis, project management, marketing management, and employee health and wellness, as well as an undergraduate degree in Dentistry. Her research interests include SRHR, youth-related studies, GBV, menstruation, teenage pregnancy, the application of quantitative research methods to contextual analysis of phenomena as well as the health of vulnerable populations.

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Ms. Anna Caterino

Ms. Anna Caterino holds a BA and MA in European and American languages and literatures. She specialized in English literature and is now pursuing a PhD in Shakespeare studies at Milan State University. Her research interests include: Early Modern drama, Early Modern medical diatribes, Anglo-American poetry, and Eric Kripke’s Supernatural.

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Ms. Brigitta Tóth

Ms. Brigitta Tóth is currently assistant professor and PhD student at Faculty of Primary and Pre-school Education in Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Budapest, Hungary. Her research project is about parents’ views on pre-school children’s gender socialisation and media consumption, focusing on Disney Princess movies.Her areas of Interest are pre-school children, gender differences, media culture, social learning

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Ms. Mikayla Roell

Ms. Mikayla Roell graduated Spring 2022 with her Master of Arts in Communication from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas, USA. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She also have a bachelor’s in media arts from Texas A&M-Corpus-Christi with a 3.95 GPA. She was a student athlete while being an undergraduate and graduate student.She ran four total years of Division I track. She was a sprinter, so She ran the 100, 200, and the 4X1 relay. Being a part of track team for over a decade, has made her think about if she would possibly want to coach the sport within her future.

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Mrs.Ranin Daas

Mrs.Ranin Daas is a high school educational counselor and a Ph.D student at the Department of Education at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Her Ph.D thesis examines how Arab educational counselors perceive and work with LBGT adolescents and how they negotiate Western, individual professional norms in a conservative, collectivist society.

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Ms. Lukyantseva Polina A.

Ms. Lukyantseva Polina A. is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, The Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Japan) & had Master’s degree, same university, and same department. She has a Bachelor’s degree at Ryukoku University (Japan), The Department of Intercultural Communications. She is currently, work as a “global leader” for the international project “Global Citizenship Program Kurdistan” and the local ISA program in Japan (focusing on SDG5 discussing and teaching high school students about gender inequality and gender-related problems in Japanese society) Her areas of Interest: Two of my most significant interests are gender-related problems and the problem of DV in international marriages in Japan. I love reading about the history of feminism in Japan and reading novels of Japanese female authors like Enchi Fumiko, Tsushima Yuko, and others.

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Mr. Jiru Zeng

Mr. Jiru Zeng (Edward) is a Yenching Scholar of Peking University with research interests in identity & body politics and women’s political participation. He also had a first-class Bachelor’s degree at Beijing Foreign Studies University in journalism. Meanwhile, he was a member of Peking – Lund joint master’s programme in Human Rights, and a visiting student at Lancaster University. Now, he served as an assistant to Lanyuan Centre for Women Studies at Peking University.

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Ms.Salome Thomas

Ms.Salome Thomas have completed post graduate and post graduate diploma in research at Christ (Deemed to be University). She has done her bachelors in Sociology from Stella Maris Chennai and her schooling from Sishya, Chennai. Her area of studies is gender divide in workspace and households, women empowerment, women and child rights.

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Mrs.Birgit Schoeppl Fische

Mrs.Birgit Schoeppl Fischer, is an Executive PhD Student at the University of Antwerp. She is researching the gender quotas in the corporate context and their impact on gender equality in corporations. She started her academic endeavors at the University of Vienna and University of Santa Clara. Currently she is a Sales Director at a multinational FMCG corporation based in Austria.

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Mr.Melusi Mntungwa

Mr.Melusi Mntungwa is a Communications and Gender Lecturer at the University of South Africa. He is currently reading for his PhD on Queer sonic cultures and communities in South Africa. His areas of interest are Black queer identities, visibilities, subjectivities and media representations of the Black queer experience.

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Mrs. Huan Xie

Mrs. Huan Xie’ s research interests focus on gender studies on television and social media, with a specialization on female teenager happiness on live-stream variety shows. She now works as a lecturer at Pingxiang university and continues to conduct research on the teenager social media usage, especially their well-being and self-perception in China.

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Mr. Melvin Shery

Mr. Melvin Shery graduated with an average CGPA of 9.00 and ranked 2nd in the batch. He has also worked with professors of renowned institutes of India like TISS. His research focuses on the life of transgenders and the policies implemented for their welfare in the state of Kerala, India.

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Mr. Gilson Oliveira da Silva Junior

Mr.Gilson Oliveira da Silva Junior is a Business Administration undergraduate at the University of São Paulo, and a Law undergraduate at the University of Ribeirão Preto. Also, he is a scientific researcher with a scolarship by the brazilian governmental institution ‘Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico’ (CNPq).

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Miss. Yang Yiyun

Miss. Yang Yiyun (Yolanda) is a Yenching Scholar of Peking University with research interests in social inequalities and intimate relationships. She received her bachelor ‘s degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University, where she majored in English and international studies. She also dedicates herself to community service, social entrepreneurship, and leadership development.

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Mr. Marton Viktor Zala

Mr. Marton Viktor Zala is a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. His research topic is sex education in Hungary (experiences and beliefs of the actors). He learnt at the University of Pecs and ELTE, Hungary, University of Salford, UK. He is a psychologist, focuses on sexual psychology.

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Ms. Lee Moon-Woo

Ms. Lee Moon-Woo is a Ph.D. student at Yonsei University, South Korea. Her master thesis was about 1980s Korean queer films and she keeps studying Korean contemporary queer films. She works with Seoul International Pride Film Festival and published Korean Queer Film History and Korean Lesbian Film History.

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Ms.Sanjana Chakraborty

Ms.Sanjana Chakraborty, Bachelors (2013-2016) and Masters (2016-2018) of Arts in English from Banaras Hindu University, India, NET (2019), is a Research Scholar in Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of National Institute of Technology Sikkim, India under the guidance of Dr. Dhananjay Tripathi. The field of interest is Gender Studies, Masculinity Studies, South Asian Literature, LGBTQA+ Studies.

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Mr. Elio Iannacci

Mr. Elio Iannacci is an award-winning arts reporter and graduate student at York University whose research interests include ethnomusicology and gender studies. Iannacci has contributed to more than 80 publications worldwide, profiling icons such as Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin and Beyoncé. He is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.