In Conversation with Yassmin Abdel-Magied

This Saturday I have the pleasure of joining author Yassmin Abdel-Magied to discuss her most recent book, Talking About a Revolution.

Yassmin is one of the most influential young writers of her generation. A dialogue with her is always an exchange of the upmost pleasure, and it will be exciting to be in conversation with her – about why she is ready to move on from talking about certain life experiences, process of political growth and development as a writer and activist, her love for cars, hobbies and her faith. This book is beautifully written, topical, timely and engaging with such a clear authorial voice. I really look forward to speaking with her, and celebrating her work with the audience at London’s first consciously intersectional bookshop, the Common Press.

If you’re in London, come and join us!

Talking About a Revolution

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

in conversation with Dr Angela Martinez Dy

19 November 2022, 7-9 pm

The Common Press

118 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6DG

FREE EVENT – Book here

Getting Involved with Gender and Enterprise Network

GEN logoI had the pleasure of spending some time last week with members of the Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). I was attending a workshop entitled “Innovating Theory: Gendering and Extending Entrepreneurship Theory” with presentations by my awesome supervisor, the esteemed Prof. Susan Marlow, the pioneering gender and entrepreneurship scholar, Prof. Sara Carter of Strathclyde University, Prof Eleanor Shaw, also of Strathclyde, and Dr. Robert Smith, who is doing interesting and novel work on masculinities and entrepreneurship.

It was an excellent and thought-provoking couple of days, in particular for the sessions on future directions in entrepreneurship research, which included looking into entrepreneurial households and families, as well as  something that particularly excited me, which is exploring gender more widely, complicating it intersectionally, and challenging the heteronormative bias of research as it currently exists.

It also resulted in my joining the ISBE GEN committee as its inaugural Digital Communications Officer. This basically meant that I got to live-tweet the event (something I would have happily done anyway) and help build the group’s website (currently underway). I find it really refreshing to build relationships and network with other academics doing research in a similar area, as although we don’t always agree, you can say we “speak the same language.” I look forward to our future work together!