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Professor Maria Tsouroufli
Professor in Education

Membership and affiliation

2022: Associate Editor of Women's Studies International Forum

2021: Editorial Board of Youth MDPI journal

2019: Advisory board Ege University Academic Review, Izmir, Turkey

2015 to present:  Editorial board Athens Journal of Health

2013 to present: Founding member and member of the Editorial board of Intedisciplinary Perspectives in Equality and Diversity

2008 to 2016: Editorial board Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal

2017-19: Executive board Feminist and Women' s Studies Association, UK and Ireland

Visiting Fellow positions

2019 onwards: Visiting Professor Bachesehir University Turkey

2007: University of Crete, Programme Gender in the Social Sciences, funded by the European Community and the Greek Ministry of Education (competitive award)

2010: Universities of Uppsala and Aarhus,  funded by the International office and Department of Education, University of York

2017: Innsbruck Medical University, Austria, funded by the Medical School (competitive award)

2016 to present: SUniversity of Florence, Scientific board of Doctoral course in Educational and Psychological Studies,

Invited Talks/ Keynotes (inluding virtual presentations)

  • 'A study to advance gender equality in higher education in India, Centre for Intercultural Education', UCL, 23rd May 2023
  • 'Entanglements of gender, patriarchal regimes and neo-liberal logic: Complicating the narrative of gender equality in higher education in India' University of Sussex, 17th May 2023
  • 'Demystifying gender parity in higher education in India' Miranda House, University of New Delhi, 17th February 2023
  • 'Higher Education Policy Implications of Gender Equality Research' National Instiute of Educational Planning and Administration India, 16th February 2023
  • 'Gender Inequalities in Higher Education' New York University, London, 15th July 2022
  • 'Gender Inequalities in Secondary Education in England, Hungary and Italy' Book launch and online talk, Centre of Democracy, Hungary, 11th April 2022
  • 'Gender Equality Accreditation in Higher Education: Who does it really help?' Centre for Women's Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 28th March 2022
  • 'Advancing Gender Equality in Higher Education in India', online talk UKIERI UK-India, 8th March 2022
  • 'Othering and Internationalization in UK Higher Education', Online Keynote 9th International conference on Research in Education Internationalization and Globalization of Education, Institute of Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, November 2021
  • 'Gender and intersecting inequalities and privileges of class, religion, ethnicity and sexuality: Examples from three research projects', Onlike Keynote for Education Research conference, Brunel University July 2021
  • 'Gendered and racialized vulnerabilities: The intersectionality of violence and mental health in schoools in the UK', Sociological perspectives on the mental health and well-being agenda in educational settings' One day conference by the Education Observatory University of Wolverhampton and the British Sociological Association Mental Health Study group,  June 2021
  • 'The Intersectionality of gender and class in the careers of female academics/ Greek mothers' Institute of Gender and Diversity in Organisations, Vienna University of Economics Business,  March 2021
  • 'Gender and Employment during COVID19 Pandemic'  4th International Public Health conference, Turkish Medical Association, 13th  December 2020 
  • Keynote at President's Athena Swan Symposium 'Athena Swan five years on',  University College Cork, Ireland, 6th March 2020
  • ‘Gender and Intersecting Inequalities and Privileges of Class, Religion, Ethnicity and Sexuality: Examples from two research projects’, American University in Athens, Greece, 24th October 2019
  •  ‘Gender, Diversity and Equality in Higher Education: International Perspectives’, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, May 2019
  • ‘Publishing in International Journals’, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, May 2019
  •  ‘Building resilience and feminist sisterhood in doctoral supervision’, School of Educational and Psychological Studies, University of Florence, Italy, October 2018
  •  ‘The Gendered University: Researching and Eradicating Intersecting Inequalities of Gender, Ethnicity/Migration, Motherhood, and Sexual Orientation in the Sciences and Medicine/ Medical Education’ Medical University of Innsbruck Austria, 25th May 2018
  •  ‘Promoting and supporting intersectionality through Athena Swan submissions: The case of the University of Wolverhampton’, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, ‘Certifying Equality? A critical conversation on Athena SWAN and equality accreditation’ University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 17th February 2017
  •  ‘Reflexivity and feminist autobiographical writing’, Genders Network, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 5th December 2016
  •  ‘Gendered and classed performances of motherhood in the post-feminist era: The experiences of Greek academics’, School of Education in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, 26th October 2016
  •  ‘Gender, respectability and legitimacy in Greek Higher Education’, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London, UK, 18th March 2016
  •  ‘‘Playing it right?’ Legitimate professional femininities in academic medicine in Greece’’, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University, London, UK, 4th February 2015
  • ‘Hybridity, Identities and Inclusion of International PhD students in English Higher Education’, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, University of Kent, UK, 10th March 2015
  •  ‘Gender Equality in Medicine and Medical Education: Is there really a problem?’ Abertay Business School, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland, UK, June 2013
  • ‘Feminist Academic Interrupted’, Invited Talk, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, June 2012
  •  ‘Understanding the interplay of time, gender and professionalism in UK Hospital Medicine, Making Diversity Interventions Count Conference, Bradford, UK, June, 2012
  •  ‘Nostalgia for all hours training and othering in Hospital Medicine in the UK’ Invited talk, European Commission funded Leonardo Partnership Lifelong Learning Project, 'Diversity and Equality Management in Healthcare', Vienna, Austria, 4th December 2009
  •  ‘Less than doctors? Part-time work and gendered subjectivities in General Practice and Surgery’, European Commission funded Leonardo Partnership Lifelong Learning Project, 'Diversity and equality management in healthcare', DECERe, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK, February 2009
  •  ‘Gendering Education: Global perspectives’ Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology Studies, University of Crete, Greece, Funded by the European programme: ‘Gender in the Social Sciences’ April 2007
  •  ‘Gendering Medicine and Medical Education’ Department of Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology Studies, Funded by the European programme: ‘Gender in the Social Sciences’, University of Crete, Greece, April 2007

Media interests

Gender Equality in Higher Education (UK, Greece and India), Athena Swan, Whole-school approaches to gender equality in primary and secondary schools in Europe, Internationalization of HE, Academic Migration/Racialization of migrant academics