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Paco Abril (Homes Igualitaris – AHIGE, University of Girona and UOC)
Sociologist and activist of men for equality. Teacher at the Faculty of Education and Psychology at the University of Girona. He is president of the association Homes Igualitaris Ahige Catalunya. His research lines include gender, masculinity, joint responsibility, paternity and coeducation.
Ritxar Bacete González (Researcher at the Community and Family Policy Department of Employment and Social Policy of the Basque Government)
Anthropologist, Social Worker, Coach, specialist in gender, masculinity and positive parenting. Member of the Network of Men for Equality. Coordinating the “Involvement of Basque fathers in raising: Impact on shared responsibility and productive work” Research for the Department of Family and Community Policy of the Basque Government in collaboration with the University of Deusto.
Nicolás Cabezas (Group of Men for Equality of Sant Boi de Llobregat)
Community worker, I have got a masters degree on Personal Development and Leadership (UB) and I am a coach. I have been working at the Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council for more than 25 years, carrying out different projects on socio-cultural dynamisation and civic participation. I am currently working on projects related to transparency, ethical codes and conscience in business.
Àngels Carabí (University of Barcelona)
She co-founded the Center for Women and Literature which became a UNESCO Chair on studies of gender in this University. She has published widely on ethnic American women writers and is co-editor of the series “Masculinity Studies: Literary and Cultural Representations” (Peter Lang). She is an international advisory editor for the journal Men and Masculinities (SAGE), and coordinates the University of Barcelona-based research group Constructing New Masculinities.
Stefano Ciccone (Maschile Plurale, Roma Tor Vergata University)
His political engagement is marked by a special commitment on gender issues and gender based violence from a male perspective. On these topics, he contributed to founding the Association Maschile Plurale and he published the book “Essere Maschi. Tra potere e libertà” and many other essays and articles. A graduate in Biology, he works at the Tor Vergata University in Rome, where he is coordinating the Technology Transfer Office. He is conducting research doctorate in sociology at the University of Genoa on the social representation of men in the processes of change in the roles and sexual identities.
Vanessa Cunha (University of Lisbon, ICS-ULisboa)
Research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences from the University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa). Her main topics of research are low fertility and postponement; childbearing decisions and transitions; work-family life balance and gender equality. She coordinated the research project The double postponement: men and women coping with childbearing intentions in their late 30s and early 40s (2012-2015) and currently she is involved in the research project Men’s Roles in a Gender Equality Perspective.
Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh)
Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests lie at the intersection of international security, IR theory and gender politics. She has published widely on the topics of military masculinities, women in militaries, gender and peacebuilding. Prior to her academic career, she worked for a variety of human rights and international development NGOs, including Amnesty International, Jubilee 2000 and Global Perspective.
Erick Gómez (UOC, Barcelona)
BSc in Psychology and MA in Communications, is a PhD candidate at the Knowledge and Information Society Programme (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain). His research is focused on bodies, identities and representations of self and sexuality in MSM dating sites and apps. He is now collaborating with the Gender and Diversity program in the Human Rights Ministry at Manaus (Brazil), with previous experience in the UNAIDS Ecuador mission, and with youth population at risk for drug abuse in Mexico City. He is a member of the Research Group Mediaccions@Digital Culture (IN3).
Sònia Guerra López (Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council)
Woman, feminist, and an expert in social policies and public management. A lecturer in the Master on Management of Local Social Services at the UAB, she is the author of different studies about feminism, gender equality policies and management of public policies. She is currently the Director of the Equality and Social Rights area in the Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council.
Jeff Hearn (Universidad de Örebro, Suecia; Universidad de Huddersfield, Reino Unido; y Hanken School of Economics, Finlandia)
Jeff Hearn estudió en las universidades de Oxford, Oxford Brookes y Leeds, antes de su doctorado en la Universidad de Bradford. Él es un Miembro Británico de la Academia de las Ciencias Sociales; Profesor Investigador Invitado en la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Örebro, Suecia, con base en estudios de género; Profesor de Investigación de Sociología, Universidad de Huddersfield, Reino Unido; y Profesor de la Escuela de Economía Hanken, Finlandia. Su investigación se centra en género, sexualidad, violencia, organizaciones y procesos transnacionales. Sus numerosos libros incluyen Men as Managers, Managers as Men (1996), Information Society & the Workplace (2004), European Perspectives on Men and Masculinities (2006), Managers Talk about Gender (2009), The Limits of Gendered Citizenship (2011), Men and Masculinities around the World (2011), Rethinking Transnational Men (2013), and Men of the World Globalizations, Transnational Times (2015). Es co-jefe de redacción de Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality book series.
Teresa Jurado Guerrero (UNED, Madrid)
PhD in Political Science and Sociology at the European University Institute in Florence she works as a professor and researcher in the Department of Sociology II of the National University of Distance Education (UNED) in Madrid. Her research focuses on the comparison of study of political and social structures and family relationships from a gender perspective. She is co-editor and author of the recent book Padres y madres corresponsable. Una utopía real. La Catarata, 2015. She is an activist in the Plataforma por Permisos Iguales e Intransferibles por Nacimiento y Adopción (Platform for Equal and Non-transferable Permits for Birth and Adoption) (PPIINA).
Manuela Naldini (University of Turin)
Sociologist, Associate professor of Sociology of the Family, at University of Turin, Italy. The main areas of interests are: Family changes and social policy, comparative welfare state, gender studies, work-family reconciliation issues, childcare, transition to parenthood, motherhood and parenthood. She has published extensively on topics related to welfare state, care and policies and family changes in a comparative perspective.
Krizia Nardini (Grassroot Networks, Barcelona)
Trained in Philosophy and Gender Studies, is PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the Open University of Catalonia. Her project investigates men’s networks for gender justice in Italy and Spain. Krizia is member of Atgender: European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation and of MenEngage Europe. In 2015 she joined the American Men’s Studies Association.
Teresa Requena-Pelegrí (University of Barcelona)
Her research focuses on gender studies as well as cultural and historical analyses of U.S. literature. She has published widely on U.S. theater (with particular attention to the work of Gertrude Stein), and the literary production of Nathaniel Hawthorne and other nineteenth-century U.S. writers. Her current research focuses on the analysis of masculinities in contemporary U.S. fiction.
Iván Sambade (Chair of Gender Studies, UVA, Palencia)
PhD in Philosophy of the University of Valladolid and member of the Department of Gender Studies at this University. Specialist in gender theory and masculinity studies. Coordinator and professor in the Master en Estudios de Género y Políticas de Igualdad of the Uva (2008-2012). Last publication: “Sobre las contradicciones de la razón moderna y la constitución de la subjetividad masculina” in Prisma Social, 13, 2014, pp. 787-851.
Elli Scambor (Institute Men and Gender Issues, Graz, Austria)
Sociologist. Lecturer for Gender Research and Sociology at different Universities in Graz. Research Director at the Institute for Masculinity Research and Gender Studies (Focus: Gender Research and Men’s Studies in the fields of education, work and segregation, caring and work distribution, organisational analysis, violence prevention and resilience). Scientific coordinator: The Role of Men in Gender Equality (2011-2012).
Mark Simpson (United Kingdom)
> Lecture: From Metrosexual to Spornosexual – A Permanent, Spectacular Revolution
> Workshop: Mainstream Male Anal(ity)
UK writer Mark Simpson is the author of several books, including Male Impersonators: Men Performing Masculinity and Metrosexy: a 21st Century Self-Love Story. Back in the un-moisturised 1990s he predicted that the future of masculinity was metrosexual. His Cassandra-like prophecies were largely laughed off at the time, but the self-loving, image-conscious male he identified and intimately anatomised has come to define 21st Century masculinity.