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Academic Year 2008-2009

Public talks in Easter 2009:

  • 12th Gender Symposium on Oppression & Revolution held in honour of Professor Juliet Mitchell's retirement from the University of Cambridge on 20 May 2009 in the Palmerston Room, St John's College, Cambridge. Participants included: Professor Robin Blackburn, Professor Rachel Bowlby, Professor Mignon Nixon, Professor Judith Butler, Professor John Forrester, Professor Mary Jacobus, Professor Marilyn Strathern, Professor Jacqueline Rose.

Public talks in Lent 2009:

  • Ms Wazhmah Osman a PhD candidate from New York University discusses Postcards from Tora Bora (a documentary film about the story of Afghanistan through the eyes of the people who live there) with Dr Humeira Iqtidar, Research Fellow in South Asian Studies, King's College, University of Cambridge on 5 March 2009 at CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge.
  • Professor Georgina Born, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music, Cambridge gives a talk on Mediating the Public Sphere:
    Perspectives from Post-Habermasian Feminist Political Theory on 23 February 2009 in the Seminar Room, PPSIS, Free School Lane, Cambridge.
  • Margaret Heffernan, author and business woman, discusses her book entitled Women on Top on 9 February 2009 in the Saltmarsh Rooms, King's College, Cambridge.
  • Dr Andrew Tucker, Lecturer, Department of Geography discusses his book Queer Visibilities on 16 January 2009 in the Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.

Public talks in Michaelmas 2008:

  • Hisham Matar, author, discusses his book entitled The Country of Men on 24 November 2008 in the Upper Hall, Jesus College, Cambridge.
  • Larry KramerAmerican playwright, author, public health advocate, and LGBT rights activist, discusses What AIDS says about America's gays: the founding of GMHC and ACT UP on 27 October 2008 in the Howard Building, Downing College, Cambridge.
  • Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and long-term James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, talks on Women's Status Men's States on 23 October 2008 in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.