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Academic Year 2015-16

1230-1330, Monday 7 March 2016:

Professor Ruth Vanita, Visiting Fellow, Cambridge Liberal Studies, University of Montana

The cinematic courtesan and the modern Indian erotic imagination

1230-1330, Monday 29 February 2016:

Bernadette Wren, Trust-wide Head of Psychology, Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Gender Non-Conforming children: Treatment dilemmas in puberty suppression

1230-1330, Monday 22 February 2016:

Dr Alice Evans, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

Urban change and rural continuity in gender ideologies and practices

1230-1330, Monday 15 February 2016:

Dr Peace Medie, Research Fellow, Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana; Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, affiliated with University College

Local Resistance to an International Norm: A study of how social pressures affect the decision to report rape in Cote d’Ivorie

1230-1330, Monday 8 February 2016:

Zoe Strimpel, Asa Briggs PhD Scholar, Department of History, University of Sussex; Alumnus UCCGS

Dating before the Digital: Mediated matchmaking and singles culture in Britain, 1970-2000

1230-1330, Monday 1 February 2016:

Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge

Sex by numbers: Can we believe statistics of sexual behaviour?

1230-1330, Monday 25 January 2016:

Connie Flude, Junior Researcher, ESRO, London; Alumnus, UCCGS

Contesting Rape Narratives: Medicalisation and the trauma model of victimhood

1230-1330, Monday 18 January 2016:

Professor Ulinka Rublack, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

The Astronomer and the Witch: Creating an opera

1230-1330, Monday 23 November 2015

Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Decentering Beauty in Latin America

1230-1330, Monday 9 November 2015

Jessica Lack, Independent Art Critic, Cambridge

A Woman’s Place: the story of Feminism and Art

1230-1330, Monday 26 October 2015

Clare Walker-Gore, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

‘Excluded from a Woman’s Natural Destiny’: Disability and
Gender Trouble in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

1230-1330, Monday 12 October 2015

Dr Sarah Pearsall, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Polygamy and Enlightenment

Academic Year 2014-15

1230-1330, Monday 9 March 2015:

Ms Beatrice Balfour, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge 

Feminist Tales of the Italian Resistance

1230-1330, Monday 2 March 2015:

Ms Helen Mussell, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Listening to Different Voices: reconceptualizing corporate social responsibility using feminist standpoint theory

1230-1330, Monday 23 February 2015:

Dr Abigail Brundin, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge

Marketing the Women Writer in Sixteenth-Century Italy

1230-1330, Monday 16 February 2015:

Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge

Feminism, Motherhood and Eugenics in pre-WWI Berlin; or: How to promote reform through literary writing?

1230-1330, Monday 9 February 2015:

Dr Tracey Jensen, School of Law and Social Sciences, University of East London

Penny-Pinching Pedagogy: desperately seeking the ‘authentic thrifter’

1230-1330, Monday 2 February 2015:

Ms Alasia Nuti, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Sharing Responsibility for Prevention  of Intimate Partner Violence

1230-1330, Monday 26 January 2015:

Dr Lauren Kassell, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Sex, Gender and Generation in Early Modern Medical Records

1230-1330, Monday 19 January 2015:

Professor Andrew Webber, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge

Rites of Passage: sexual knowledge in Cate Shortland’s “Lore”, 2012

1230-1330, Monday 24 November 2014:

Ms Fran Bigman, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

A Bit of Himself: British Male-authored Abortion Narratives from Waste to Alfie

1230-1330, Monday 10 November 2014:

Professor Terrell Carver, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol

Men and Masculinities in International Relations research

1230-1330, Monday 27 October 2014:

Dr Robert Balfour, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education, London

The (in)visible gay in academic leadership: implications for re-imagining inclusion and transformation in South Africa  

1230-1330, Monday 13 October 2014:

Dr Janelle Lamoreaux, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Swimming in a Sea of Oestrogens": The Production and Reproduction of Sex/Gender in Chinese Toxicology

Academic Year 2013-14

1230-1330, Monday 3 March 2014:

Ms Halliki Voolma, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

The Private is International: Intimate Partner Violence Against Immigrant Women in the UK and Sweden

1230 Monday 24 February 2014:

Dr Christina Benninghaus, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Cultures of Childlessness: current debates and past experiences, Germany 1900-2010

1230 Monday 17 February 2014:

Dr Victoria Browne, Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

Mapping the Post-Oedipal Landscape in Feminist and Gender Studies

1230 Monday 10 February 2014:

Angela Martinez Dy, Nottingham University Business School

Advancing Intersectionality Theory Through Realist Ontology

1230, Monday 3 February 2014:

Professor Emma Wilson, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge

Lilacs Out of the Dead Land: Alina Marazzi's home movies

1300 Monday 27 January 2014:

Professor Rae Langton, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Good and Evil in Sexual Objectification: putting Kant to feminist work

1230 Monday 25 November 2013:

Professor Henriette Dahan Kalev, Gender Studies, Ben Gurion University, Israel and Senior Academic Visitor, St Antony's College, University of Oxford
 

Feminism in Israel: Spotlight on the Israeli multicultural rifts

1230 Monday 18 November 2013:

Dr Amaleena Damlé, Department of French, University of Cambridge
 
Beyond Romance: Love, knowledge and fragility in contemporary french women's writing
 

1230 Monday 28 October 2013:

Dr Shane McCorristine, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge

The 'ethereal female' motif in Arctic fiction of the 19th Century

1230 Monday 14 October 2013:

Professor Peter Mandler, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Margaret Mead as a mid-20th century public intellectual

Academic Year 2012-13

1230 Monday 11 March 2013:

Dr Tam Sanger, Independent Researcher

Negotiations of Gender, Sexuality and Intimacy in Trans People's Partnerships 

1230 Monday 4 March 2013:

Ms Charlotte Wu, Alumnus, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Disappear here: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa as a Web-Situated Subculture

1230 Monday 25 February 2013:

Dr Andreea Weisl-Shaw, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge

Weak But Clever: The (Not So) Hidden Strengths of Women in Medieval French and Spanish Comico-Didactic Tales

1230 Monday 18 February 2013:

Dr Liesl King, Department of English Literature, Faculty of Arts, York St John University

Writing in the Mother Tongue: the yin-centred feminism of Ursula Le Guin's 'The Left Hand of Darkness'

1230 Monday 11 February 2013:

Monica Wirz, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

The Practices of Executive Selection: A Gender Analysis

1230 Monday 4 February 2013:

Dr Barbara Havelková, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Gender Equality Law and Policy for 15 or for 27? Lessons from the Post-Communist Czech Republic

1230 Monday 28 January 2013:

Dr Yaron Peleg, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

From Old Jew to New Jew and Back Again: The Metamorphosis of Israeli Masculinity in the Twentieth Century

1230 Monday 21 January 2013:

Dr Ulinka Rublack and Laura Kounine, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Gendering the Early Modern Witch-Craze

1230 Monday 19 November 2012:

Dr Ben Griffin, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Fidgets, Scoundrels and Mummy's Boys: performing masculinity in the Victorian House of Commons

1230 Monday 22 October 2012:

Ms Mona Hamade, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Emiratisation: bringing youth into the workforce of the United Arab Emirates

1230 Monday 8 October 2012:

Dr Andrew Tucker, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Engaging Township Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in HIV Prevention Programmes

Academic Year 2011-12

1230 Monday 12 March 2012:

Dr Sarah Rutherford, Diversity Consultant, London

Women's Work, Men's Cultures: overcoming resistance and changing organisational cultures

1315 Monday 5 March 2012:

Dr Sophia Connell, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

The Female as a Defective Male in Aristotle's Biology

1230 Monday 27 February 2012:

Ms Alison Pollet, Author

Considering Feminism when Writing Fiction for Young Girls

 1230 Monday 20 February 2012:

Dr Joanne Wright, Political Science, University of New Brunswick, Canada; Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge

Choice Feminism, Breast Implants and Ideas of Consent in North American Feminist Theory

1230 Monday 13 February 2012:

Professor Sarah Franklin, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Feminist Debates Over NRTs Revisited: or whatever happened to FINRRAGE?

1230 Monday 6 February 2012:

Dr Philippa Hardman, Darwin Correspondence Project, University of Cambridge

Darwin and Gender

1230 Monday 30 January 2012:

Dr Ruba Salih, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, London

Palestinian Refugees: gendered and intergenerational narratives of displacement and return

1230-1330, 23 January 2012:

Dr Lucy Delap, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Knowing their Place: domestic service in twentieth-century Britain

1230-1330, 21 November 2011:

Dr Lisa Baraitser, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London

Collecting Time: on reading Luisa Passerini's 'Autobiography of a Generation'

1230-1330, 7 November 2011:

Professor Simon Szreter, Faculty of History, Cambridge

Sex Before the Sexual Revolution in England 1918-1963

1230-1330, 24 October 2011:

Dr Anita Holdcroft, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Gender in Medicine: is there benefit or harm in sexless healthcare?

1230-1330, 10 October 2011:

Professor Heather Joshi, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London

Conflict and Compatibility of Reproductive and Productive Roles: evidence from British longitudinal data

Academic Year 2010-11

1230-1330, 14 March 2011:
 
Ms Sarah Demott, Mainzer Visiting Fellow, New York University
 

Mediterranean Crossings: Gender, Migration, and National Identity in Southern Italy

1230-1330, 7 March 2011:

Ms Mellie Torres, Mainzer Visiting Fellow, New York University

Perceptions of Masculinity, Racial, Ethnic and Academic Identity Among Latino Male Students

1230-1330, 28 February 2011:

Dr Gail Lewis, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University

Birthing Racial Difference: conversations with my mother and others

1230-1330, 21 February 2011:

Dr Lena Simic, Performance artist, Liverpool Hope University

Pushing the Domestic to the Extreme with The Institute for the Art and
Practice of Dissent at Home

1230-1330, 14 February 2011:

Professor Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Abortion and the Visual Construction of Loss

1230-1330, 7 February 2011:

Dr Lori Allen, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

The Gender of Disenchantment: Palestinians under Occupation

1230-1330, 31 January 2011:

Dr Mirca Madianou, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Technologies of Motherhood: Migration, new media and maternal ambivalence

1230-1330, 24 January 2011:

Dr Victoria Harris, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Uppers for boys and downers for girls? Gender, Taboos and Trends in German Rituals of Intoxication, 1871-1990

1230-1330, 22 November 2010:

Professor Haim Bresheeth, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of East London

Two Theses on the Afghan Woman: Samira and Hana Makhmalbaf Filming Agheleh Farahmand

1230-1330, 8 November 2010:

David Lehmann, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Marriage: a study in modern kinship

1230-1330, 25 October 2010:

Professor Diane Reay, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Classed and Gendered: White Middle class boys and girls fitting into the Urban Comprehensive

1230-1330, 11 October 2010:

Professor Simon Goldhill, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

Where's Foucault Now?

Academic Year 2009-10

1230-1330, 8 March 2010:

 Ms Andrea Cooper, Mainzer Visiting Fellow, New York University

'More than Love': Levinas and Rosenzweig from Eros to Ethics

1230-1330, 1 March 2010:

Dr Vanessa Heggie, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Sex, gender and fair play - policing the Athletic Body in international sport

1230-1330, 22 February 2010:

Professor Mary Evans, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent and Visiting Professor at the LSE

Gendered Detection: Crime Fiction and Modern Narrative

1230-1330, 15 February 2010:

Professor Gillian Rose, Department of Geography, Open University

Family snaps: doing family, home and mothering with photographs

1230-1330, 8 February 2010:

Ms Joanne Limburg, Writer and Royal Literary Fund Fellow, Magdalene College

The Poetry of Early Motherhood

1230-1330, 1 February 2010:

Professor Rachel Thomson, School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University

Acting up and acting out: encountering children in a longitudinal study of mothering

1230-1330, 25 January 2010:

Ms Irenee Daly, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

Tick Tock, Can You Control Your Biological Clock? Women's awareness of age related fertility decline

1230-1330, 18 January 2010:

Professor Juliet Mitchell, Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies, University of Cambridge

Psychoanalysis: Some thoughts on gender and 'the sibling trauma'

1230-1330, 23 November 2009:

Professor Dr M Petrovic-Steger, Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Peeling Off the Skin, Peeling Off the Past: the Politics of Aesthetic and Practices of Health in Serbia

1230-1330, 9 November 2009:

Professor Julie McLeod, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

Researching Social Change: Methodology, History and Memory

1230-1330, 26 October 2009:

Dr Bob Blackburn, Emeritus Reader in Sociology, University of Cambridge

Gender Segregation in Employment: International Patterns of Inequality and Difference

1230-1330, 12 October 2009:

Professor Göran Therborn, Chair of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Sex-gender-family Relations: the Twentieth Century Experience

Academic Year 2008-09

1300-1400, 12 March 2009:

Mr Carlos Santos, Department of Applied Psychology, Visiting Student, New York University

The development of early adolescent boy's gender stereotypic attitudes and beliefs in relationships: implications for well-being

1300-1400, 5 March 2009:

Ms Wazhmah Osman, Media, Culture, and Communication, Visiting Student, New York University

Thinking Outside the Box: Television and Gender in the Afghan Culture Wars

1300-1400, 26 February 2009:

Dr Mary Laven, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Jesuits and Eunuchs: Re-encountering Gender in late Ming China

1300-1400, 19 February 2009:

Professor John Forrester, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Gender, Feminism and Psychoanalysis

1300-1400, 12 February 2009:

Professor Judith Lieu, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Death and the Maiden? Women in early Christian Martyrdom Accounts

1300-1400, 5 February 2009:

Dr Mairead Mcauley, Department of Classics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, SA

Reproducing Rome: Motherhood in Senecan drama (Medea and Phaedra)

1300-1400, 22 January 2009:

Dr Jens Scherpe, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Changing One's Legal Gender

1300-1400, 15 January 2009:

Professor Jackie Scott, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Gender Inequalities

1300-1400, 27 November 2008:

Dr Brigitte Steger, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

Thighs wide open, hair loose – Gender specific attitudes towards napping in Japanese public transport

1300-1400, 20 November 2008:

Dr Alison Stone, Department of Philosophy Lancaster University

Mother-Daughter relations in Chodorow and Irigaray

1300-1400, 13 November 2008:

Dr Tina Miller, Department of International Relations, Politics and Sociology, Oxford Brookes University

Practising gender: men's experiences of transition to first-time fatherhood

Academic Year 2007-08

1300-1400, 28 February 2008:

Ms Tes Slominski, Department of Music, New York University, Visiting Student at Gender Studies

Public House and Private Home: Women, Cultural Policy, and Changing Practices in Irish Traditional Music

1300-1400, 21 February 2008:

Ms Sarah Thomas, Department of Spanish and Portugese, New York University, Visiting Student at Gender Studies

Out of Control: Implications of Hysteria and Mysticism in Leopoldo Alas's 'La Regenta' (1885)

1300-1400, 14 February 2008:

Professor Emma Wilson, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge

Maternity and missing children: Kieslowski's Decalogue 8

1300-1400, 7 February 2008:

Dr Jo-Anne Dillabough, Faculty of Education, Cambridge

Temporality in Feminist Methodology: A Case for 'Time' as Ethical Reflexivity: Studying representations of economically disadvantaged women in modern urban Canada

1300-1400, 31 January 2008:

Professor Melissa Hines, Department of Psychology, Cambridge

Androgen and Gender Development

1300-1400, 24 January 2008:

Dr Vinca Bigo Department of Land Economy, Cambridge

The Care Paradox

1300-1400, 17 January 2008:

Dr Clare Chambers, Faculty of Philosophy, Cambridge

Should Feminists Oppose Marriage?

1300-1400, 22 November 2007:

Dr Zeynep Gurtin, Centre for Family Research, Cambridge

Gendered experiences of fertility treatment and stigma, in Turkey and the UK

1300-1400, 8 November 2007:

Dr Charlotte Faircloth, Social Anthropology, Cambridge

Natural breastfeeding? Feminism, agency and rhetoric

1300-1400, 25 October 2007:

Dr Steve Joy, Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge

Oedipal Tableaux: The Spectacle of Gender Trouble in Thomas Mann's Baschan and I and Joseph and His Brothers.

1300-1400, 18 October 2007:

Dr Martina Rieker, Director of the Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, American University of Cairo

The politics of the future

Academic Year 2006-07

1300-1400, 15 March 2007:

Ms Magali Armillas-Tiseyra, NYU Visiting student to Gender Studies

On gender and travel: The movement of female bodies in 19th century travel narratives

1300-1400, 1 March 2007:

Ms Ashley Mears, NYU Visiting student to Gender Studies

The field of fashion modeling: The gendered world inverted

1300-1400, 22 February 2007:

Ms Beth Kramer, NYU Visiting student to Gender Studies

Negotiating power: Domestic and professional authority in Victorian feminism

1300-1400, 15 February 2007:

Dr Sarah Tait, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge

Gender and prison officer work

1300-1400, 8 February 2007:

Dr Humeira Iqtidar, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge

Women in Islamist parties: Harbingers of change?

1300-1400, 1 February 2007:

Dr Francesca Moore, Department of Geography, Cambridge

Motherhood in industrial Lancashire

1300-1400, 25 January 2007:

Dr Laura McMahon, Department of French, MML, Cambridge

Gender performance and touch in the work of the film director Claire Denis

1300-1400, 18 January 2007:

Professor Susan Golombok, Centre for Family Research, Cambridge

Lesbian mother families: historical and contemporary perspectives

1300-1400, 23 November 2006:

Dr David Palfrey, History, Cambridge

Green ties and family connections: Gender in Noel Annan's 'intellectual aristocracy'

1300-1400, 9 November 2006:

Dr Andy Tucker, Geography, Cambridge

Male homosexual identities, gender and the appropriation of space

1300-1400, 26 October 2006:

Tom Nutt, Cambridge Group for the History and Population of Social Structure, Cambridge

Unmarried mothers and the expectations of paternal responsibility in early-nineteenth century England

1300-1400, 12 October 2006:

Dr Susan Walker, SPS, Cambridge

Do we need to consider the effect of gendered body images upon contraceptive choice?