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Joanna McMinn was an Associate Lecturer with The Open University between 1981 and 1992 teaching Sociolinguistics from 1981-1983 and Women’s Studies from 1983-1992. She was Assistant Staff Tutor in Educational Studies 1981-1983. Joanna tutored Open University courses in Women’s Studies in the H Blocks of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison Maghaberry and Portlaoise Prisons between 1986 and 1992. She also taught evening classes in Women’s Studies in the Republican Wings of the H Blocks and in Maghaberry Women’s Prison and Portlaoise Prison. Joanna completed her PhD in 2000 on Women’s Education and Social Justice at University College Dub...lin (UCD). She worked as Director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland from 2001 to 2009 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by The Open University in 2010 for her work in the field of Women’s Education in Ireland. Joanna conducted interviews with former Open University students for the ‘Time to Think’ Archive.
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Title: Teaching Women’s Studies to a man
Description: Joanna McMinn Associate Lecturer in Women’s Studies describes her first meeting with an Open University student in the H Blocks of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison who had been described by the prison officer in derogatory terms. She reflects on the motivation for a man to choose to study the Women’s Studies course.
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Contributor: Joanna McMinn
Duration: 00:01:55
Master programe code and title: Joanna McMinn Interview
Master programme start time: 00:09:46
Master programme end time: 00:11:40
Master programme production number: 066_T_01
Available to public: yes