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3rd Seminar of the Research Group in Geography and Gender of the academic year 23/24

On Friday, February 2, Natalia Ribas-Mateos, Maria Borràs Escayola and Magdalena Moreno participated in the third session of the 2023-2024 academic year of the Geography and Gender Research Group seminar.

Natalia Ribas-Mateos is the Maria Zambrano researcher at TRANSMENA (UAB, Barcelona) and Mesopolhis (Aix-Marseille). He is also a member of the Fatéma Mernissi Chair (Rabat). Currently, she is working on research related to Mediterranean Mobilities (Oujda/Tangier/Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto), related to sexual violence and new forms of activism in imperial/global cities (London/Paris).

In his conference entitled “A cartography of mobilities: from sexual violence to forms of solidarity“, we were able to review new forms of solidarity (or non-solidarity) in relation to diasporas, gender violence and humanitarian borders in the Mediterranean and in some global cities, a cartography of mobilities was presented that integrates two years of individual ethnography (February 2022-February 2024). Finally, the conclusions drawn during the debates carried out in Paris around this long and intense journey of his research were discussed.

Maria Borràs Escayola, PhD student at the University of Girona, presented the research she is carrying out to achieve her doctoral thesis. The presentation was entitled: “Representations of climate change from a feminist perspective. Exploring new methodologies: the WPR approach and cuerpo-territorio”. On the one hand, the official and alternative discourses of public climate change policies on a dual scale (Spain and Catalonia) were presented. On the other hand, the research seeks to know how the implementation of these policies is being experienced by people organized in social movements for the defense of the territory, specifically in the dimensions of energy and water. In the presentation, the two methodologies that have been used to carry out this analysis were explored: the WPR approach (What’s the Problem Represented to be?) and the cuerpo-territorio methodology.

Finally, Magdalena Moreno taught the first part of a workshop on masculinities, called: “Geographies and masculinities in rural and urban spaces.” In this first part, the perspective of Gender Geography was presented to understand the main characteristics of hegemonic masculinity and its socialization mechanisms. The second part of the workshop will be taught on February 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. online*. In this, the different works that Geography has been developing around masculinities will be presented and, on the other hand, of a practical nature, specific examples of the exercise of masculinities in rural and urban spaces will be analyzed.

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