The Department of Gender Studies invites you to attend to an exhibition, which will be launched by Dr Brenda Murphy, on Friday 26 May from 13:00 to 17:00, in the ICT Foyer at the University of Malta Msida Campus.
For enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Samantha Grima on +356 2340 3808 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mainstreaming Gender - look - listen - see - talk
The Department of Gender Studies is committed to working on strategies to close the gap between the levels in participation of women and men, and to improve the scientific quality, ensuring that research products have increased societal relevance.
The Department is well placed to support colleagues and students who wish to put on their gender lens.
The raison d'être of the Department is to introduce gender in every discipline. The Department is working actively across faculties - with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) projects to encourage a greater female uptake in traditionally male-predominated disciplines. The focus is on gender through collaboration—in dance, digital arts and anthropology—while running workshops for young girls using robotics and drama.
Within the Department, gender mainstreaming is dealt with through research, outreach and activism: working inter-departmentally with academics and stakeholders to research and publish, organise events, while providing and receiving input concerning gendered/gender issues.
Be Your Own Hero
Cheryl Bilocca is a Digital Arts student who is mostly interested in character design and animation. As part of her final degree exhibition she created this project, titled, ‘Be Your Own Hero’. Her project explores female representation by the creation of a more realistic and diverse depiction of oneself through the use of character design. Therefore, by creating the female character as a standalone with diverse body shapes and cultures, the dominant narrative of women as counterparts would be subverted. The exploration of different possibilities of female superhero characters with personalities that make them unique will go some way to changing perspectives on how girls and women can be portrayed.