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Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminars

Gender Titles Book StackThe 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 sis22@cam.ac.uk

We are pleased to advise that the Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminars for the Lent term 2021 commence on Monday 25 January at 2.30 pm. 

*Please note that due to current social distancing measures all Gender Research seminars in Lent term will be held online. Registration for each seminar will be on Eventbrite and will close at 9.00 am on the day of the seminar. Once registered, participants will receive a zoom link via email shortly before the seminar commences.

 

Lent term 2021:

 

2.30 - 3.30 pm, Monday 25 January 2021

Joy James

Ebenezer Fitch Professor of the Humanities

Williams College, USA

Captive Maternal Contradictions: The Limits of Advocacy when “Black Women Save Democracy”

Please register for this seminar at the Eventbrite web link:

 

2.30 - 3.30 pm, Monday 1 February 2021

Roderick A. Ferguson

Professor and Chair of the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Yale University, USA

The Invisible Ink of ‘One-Dimensional Queer’

Please register for this seminar at the Eventbrite web link:

 

2.30 - 3.30 pm, Monday 8 February 2021

Cáel Keegan 

Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,

Grand Valley State University, Michigan

Against Queer Theory, or How to do Things with Trans

Please register for this seminar at the Eventbrite link:

 

2.30 - 3.30 pm, Monday 15 February 2021

Dr Sophie Lewis

Visiting Scholar, The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women, University of Pennsylvania; Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Mothering Against Motherhood, Gestating Against Gender?

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12.30 - 1.30 pm, Monday 22 February 2021

Gisela Carrasco-Miró

Visiting Professor, Gender Studies Department

Central European University, Vienna, Austria

Decolonizing Feminist Economics

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12.30 - 1.30 pm, Monday 1 March 2021

Jules Allen

PhD in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies

University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

Gender, Performativity and Fathers’ Use of Parental Leave

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12.30 - 1.30 pm, Monday 8 March 2021

Dr Victoria Browne

Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University

Pregnancy without Birth

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12.30 - 1.30 pm, Monday 15 March 2021

Malose Langa

Associate Professor of Psychology

School of Human and Community Development

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Becoming Men: Township Masculinities in South Africa

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Michaelmas term 2020:

 

12.30–13.30, Monday 19 October 2020

Professor Lindsay Clowes

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

University of the Western Cape

South Africa

Men, masculinity and feminist theory in a South African university.

Please register for this seminar at the Eventbrite web link:

 

14:00 – 15:00, Monday 2 November 2020

Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

University of Southern California

Blackwomanhood en Abyme: The Ecstasy and Noise of Kathleen Collins’s 'Losing Ground'

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14.00 - 15.00, Monday 16 November 2020

Nkiru Nzegwu

SUNY Distinguished Professor 

Department of Africana Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Binghamton University, NY

Feminism as Epistemicide: A Trojan Horse of Progressivism

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12:30 – 13:30, Monday 30 November 2020

Dr Miriam Bak McKenna

Adjunct Lecturer in International Law

Lund University, Sweden

Materialist Feminism: The Political Economy of Gender Equality

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