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Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminars

Research Seminars Book StackThe Gender Research Seminars offer academics and graduate students an opportunity to present their work-in-progress to a multi-disciplinary audience interested in gender, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Seminars are held at lunch times on specified days during Michaelmas and Lent and everyone is welcome to attend.

The seminars are organised and chaired by Sigal Spigel. If you would like more information about this series, or are interested in presenting your work at a Gender Research Seminar, please email Sigal at


Michaelmas 2017:

*All seminars will be held in Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP*


1230-1330, Monday 16 October 2017

Dr Stefanie Fishel  

Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama

Hybrid Subjectivities: Pluralising the Body Politic


1230-1330, Monday 30 October 2017

Ms Sarah Lightman

Artist, Curator, and Author, Department of Text/Image Studies, University of Glasgow

"The Star Sapphire" by Sharon Rudahl Comics, Fine Art and Feminist Theology


1230-1330, Monday 13 November 2017

Dr Shailaja Fennell

Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Tackling Domestic Violence through a National Lens: A Comparative Perspective on Asia


1230-1330, Monday 27 November 2017

Dr Caroline Rusterholz

Associate Research Fellow at Birkbeck University, SNSF Postdoc Fellow.

English Women Doctors, Birth Control and Family Planning (1920-1970)