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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


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The Gender Research Seminars offer academics and postgraduate 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 on specified days during Michaelmas and Lent terms 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 2022

12:30-13:30, Monday 17 October 2022
Love in a Future Tense: Beauty, Glamour and the Sexual Politics of Black Life in 20th Century Britain
Jade Bentil, Black Feminist Historian

In-person and online - Register via Eventbrite

12:30-13:30, Monday 31 October 2022
Women, sex and family planning in Britain (1920s-1980s)
Dr Caroline Rusterholz, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

In-person and online - Register via Eventbrite

12:30-13:30, Monday 14 November 2022
The Radical Limits of Decolonising Feminism            
Suzanne Persard, Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of South Florida

Online only - Register via Eventbrite

**Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has been cancelled**

12:30-13:30, Monday 28 November 2022
Using queer and feminist posthuman theories to re-think international environmental law
Dr Emily Jones, Senior Lecturer in Law, Essex Law School and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex 

Online only - Register via Eventbrite