Social Networks and Gender
Workshop 27 OCT 2016 - 28 OCT 2016
This internal workshop will explore recent advances at the intersection of gender studies and social network analysis (SNA) among a group of experts. It will be based on in-depth discussion of issues regarding the conceptualizing of power and status differentials through SNA, such as examining how measures of networks structure and evolution throw further light on central questions of social injustice in relation to gender.
Although there are many gender scholars and many researchers working in SNA, few overlaps exist. This workshop will provide a platform for researchers working on the interface between social network analysis and gender studies to discuss recent advances in the field in terms of data gathering and data analysis, as well as the conceptualization of gendered social network structures.
International Panel Discussion 28 OCT 2016 18:00-19:30
Networks of (In)Equality - On the perils and promises of the data deluge
Whether it be “big” or “small”, data is being recorded everywhere at anytime. Social network analysis has been at the forefront of dealing with this torrent of data, specifically regarding our social relations. This international discussion brings together experts working on the interface between social justice and social networks to reflect on the promises and perils of ubiquitous data for furthering our ethical and social concerns.
In this public symposium we will reflect on research ethics, data privacy and transparency, all issues underlying SNA and essential for concerns of social justice.
- Karyn Loscocco (University of Albany in Upstate New York, USA)
- Christian Steglich (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
- Francesca Grippa (College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, USA)
- Steve McDonald (North Carolina State University, USA)
- Rense Corten (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
- Elisa Bellotti (Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, University of Manchester, UK)
Contact: please visit the workshop and panel discussion site.