A brown-bag seminar has the sense of generating a space for egalitarian and multidisciplinary dialogue so that students, researchers and / or university professors can share their work, either to share readings of articles of scientific impact or to listen to the voice of an expert in a closer and more pleasant environment during meal time.

People attending the seminar will come with some of the proposed readings made. A space for dialogue and debate will be opened in which to collectively build and recreate the knowledge proposed through the texts.

Attendance at the seminar will be guaranteed in order of arrival and until the room is full.

Brownbag 1: "Sexual attraction and violence in socialization processes" AULA 2.9 / 2.10

The research identifies the existence of a coercive dominant discourse that associates attraction with violence and influences the socialization processes of many girls during the awakening of their affective sexual relationships, which has been shown to constitute a risk factor for victimization by gender violence.

Reading: Puigvert, L., Gelsthorpe, L., Soler-Gallart, M. et al. Girls' perceptions of boys with violent attitudes and behaviors, and of sexual attraction. Palgrave Commun 5, 56 (2019).

Brownbag 2: “New alternative masculinities and prevention of gender violence” CLASSROOM 2.7 / 2.8

This article addresses the existence of three different types of masculinities: traditional dominant masculinities (DTM), traditional oppressed masculinities (OTM), and new alternative masculinities (NAM). Analyzes evidence on the relationship between the language of ethics and the language of desire that underlies the NAM and that is the key element that explains its preventive effect on violence against women.

Reading: Flecha, R., Puigvert, L., & Ríos, O. (2013). The New Masculinities and the Overcoming of Gender Violence. International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, 2 (1), 88-113 doi: 10.4471 / rimcis.2013.14

Brownbag 3: “Gender equality in science, medicine and global health” CLASSROOM 2.11

Gender equality in science, medicine and global health has the potential to lead to important health, social and economic benefits. The article provides a review of the evidence for why gender equality in these fields is important in terms of health and social outcomes, and reflects on strategies to promote change.

Reading: Shannon, G., Jansen, M., Williams, K., Cáceres, C., Motta, A., Odhiambo, A., ... & Mannell, J. (2019). Gender equality in science, medicine, and global health: where are we at and why does it matter ?. The Lancet, 393 (10171), 560-569.

Brownbag 4: “On love and its transforming power from a feminist perspective” CLASSROOM 2.15

This contribution offers radical new ways of thinking about love by showing its interconnection between our private and public lives. Hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early childhood.

Reading: Bell Hooks (2000). All about Love: new visions. William Morrow, New York.

Brownbag 5: “Roma women protagonists of social change” CLASSROOM 2.12

Based on a qualitative case study on the Association of Gypsy Women Drom Kotar Mestipen (Barcelona) and specifically on the analysis of one of its activities, the 'Roma student meetings', this article provides evidence to show how Roma women are struggling to improve their own living conditions and those of their people by organizing at the grassroots level.

Reading: Aiello, E .; Amador-López, J .; Munté-Pascual, A .; Sordé-Martí, T. Grassroots Roma Women Organizing for Social Change: A Study of the Impact of 'Roma Women Student Gatherings'. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4054.