Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) & Accounting Education: a dialogue North & South

Dec 07, 2023
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The EAA Education Committee is glad to announce a new education event on “Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) & Accounting Education: a dialogue North & South”.

How can we integrate the topic of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the accounting curriculum?

This workshop will present the main EDI concepts, seminal studies and ongoing discussions on gender and identity and it also aims to help us understand the accounting profession and the importance of academia in changing the future by (uncon)forming critical accounting professionals.

Panelists: Ana Carolina de Oliveira Rodrigues Costa (Universidade de São Paulo), João Paulo Resende de Lima (University of Glasgow) & Silvia Pereira de Castro Casa Nova (Universidade de São Paulo)

When: December 7, 2023, 11.00 – 12.30 AM Brussels time



Ana Carolina de Oliveira Rodrigues Costa (Aninha)

Master’s student at the Accounting and Controllership at FEA-USP. Graduated in Administration from the School of Applied Sciences of UNICAMP. Enthusiastic about understanding the empowerment of women throughout political, social, and economic changes. Member of the Latin American network QRCA – Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting. She is an associated researcher and coordinator of GENERAS – FEA Research and Outreach Center on Gender, Race, and Sexuality, conducting research on: (1) refugee women and their entrepreneurial trajectories, during data collection she was a visiting researcher at the University of Minnesota, in the United States, where she interviewed Somali women who resettled in the USA; (2) women who sell food, flavors, and knowledge, in which she began a tour through countries in South, Central America, and the Caribbean. She has research interests that involve discussions on financial independence, gender, and food as a political and cultural act.

João Paulo Resende de Lima (JP)

Assistant Professor at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Holds a PhD in Controllership and Accounting from the University of São Paulo (FEA/USP). Member of the FEA Center for Research on Gender, Race and Sexuality – GENERAS. Author of papers and book chapters, particularly on academic/professional identity and the postgraduate experience. Has researched the academic environment, the student’s performance entering higher education through affirmative action, pedagogical training, and ED&I in accounting education. Member of the  Latin American network QRCA – Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting.

Silvia Pereira de Castro Casa Nova (Sil)

In terms of introduction, I am mother of Zé, Isa, and Bonnie, researcher and full professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Co-founder of GENERAS, the Research Group in Gender, Race and Sexuality. I’ve been a visiting researcher at Université Laval, University of Minnesota and ISCTE-IUL. Associate editor of Accounting Education and RAUSP. Member of the Latin American network QRCA – Qualitative Research and Critical Accounting. I am a cachaça connoisseur, guardian of Otto and Berenice, and found myself  to be a good gardener during the pandemic. I am a dissident body, feminist, and anti-racist. I am living a phase of my career in which I want to build a legacy, and I believe it comes from consolidating a solidarity (and care) research network. I research academic incivility, academic identity construction and socialisation processes, and non-traditional entrepreneurship. I dream of having an academic café in the future, in a place by the sea called Cananeia. [Para fins de apresentação, sou mãe de Zé, Isa, e Bonnie, pesquisadora e professora titular da Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil. Co-fundadora do GENERAS, o Grupo de Pesquisa em Gênero, Raça e Sexualidade. Fui pesquisadora visitante na Université Laval, na University of Minnesota e no ISCTE-IUL. Editora associada da Accounting Education e da RAUSP. Pessoa Membro da rede latino-americana QRCA – Pesquisa Qualitativa e Contabilidade Crítica. Conhecedora de cachaça, guardiã de Otto e Berenice, me descobri uma jardineira durante a pandemia. Um corpo dissidente, feminista e antirracista. Estou vivendo uma fase da minha carreira em que quero construir um legado, e acredito que venha da consolidação de uma rede de pesquisa solidária (e do cuidado). Pesquiso sobre incivilidade acadêmica, construção de identidade acadêmica e processos de socialização, e empreendedorismo não empreendedorismo não tradicional. Sonho em ter um café acadêmico no futuro, em um lugar perto do mar chamado Cananéia.]

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Maragni, Felipe Teixeira Genta; Costa, Ana Carolina Oliveira Rodrigues; Campos, Natássia Menezes; Casa Nova, Silvia Pereira de Castro. (2023). Poder de Escolha: uma práxis decolonial para a ressignificação do espaço universitário. Working Paper.

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