Equality in Academia

Mindy Chen-Wishart
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7:00 - 8:00
St Edmund Hall Chapel
St Edmund Hall
Queen's Lane
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St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane

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Lectures and seminars
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Not required


St. Edmund Hall MCR would like to invite you to out Trinity Term Guest Lecture on Equality in Academia. The St. Edmund Hall Trinity Term Guest Lecture is a series of events through which the Middle Common Room aims to kick-start discourse on current affairs and student issues through the lens of divergent cultural perspectives.

A pressing issue is the extent to which ethnicity and gender shape power dynamics in academic communities and research institutions. This term’s lecture therefore aims to initiate dialogue on the experiences of black and minority ethnicity (BME) women in academia and will be led by Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart. Mindy is the Professor of the Law of Contract at Oxford University and Law Tutor at Merton College. She was born in Taiwan and immigrated with her parents to New Zealand as a child. She came to Oxford on sabbatical as a Rhodes Visiting Research Fellow in 1992 and has remained since. She holds visiting professorships in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and has taught regularly in New Zealand and Germany. Mindy is the author of Contract Law (5th edition) and is leading a six-volume project on the Contract Laws of Asia. She will share her experience and thinking about being a Taiwanese New Zealander in Oxford, equality and thriving in Oxford.

This talk is open to all, but promises to be particularly enriching to students who are interested in academia, and identify as female and BME. The talk will be on Thursday May 18th at 7:00pm in the St. Edmund Hall Chapel followed by a question and answer session with Mindy. The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Middle Common Room.

Get in touch with Cherrelle Dacon (cherrelle.dacon@seh.ox.ac.uk) or Sneha Menon (sneha.menon@seh.ox.ac.uk) for more information.