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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Gender Titles Book Stack

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


Lent 2023

12:30-13:30, Monday 30 January 2023
Queer and Feminist Collaborations in Peacebuilding
Dr Jamie Hagen, Queen's University Belfast

12:30-13:30, Monday 6 February 2023
"To smoke until he could see through time": History, affect, and trans genres in Imogen Binnie's 'Nevada'
Dr Rachel O'Connell, University of Sussex


12:30-13:30, Monday 13 February 2023
Brides of Drought: from girl, to wife and worker           
Reetika Subramanian, PhD Candidate in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, UCCGS


12:30-13:30, Monday 20 February 2023
The Nineteenth-Century Family Novel in Russia and England: A Gendered View
Dr Anna A. Berman, University of Cambridge 


12:30-13:30, Monday 27 February 2023

**Due to industrial action this event has been cancelled**

Listening to Ghosts: queering Irish women's writing in the twentieth century
Naoise Murphy, PhD Candidate in Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies, UCCGS


12:40-13:40, Monday 6 March 2023
Voters, Brokers, Claim-makers, Protestors:  Unpacking Women’s Political Agency in Fragile Polities
Professor Sohela Nazneen, Institute of Development Studies


12:30-13:30, Monday 13 March 2023
Embroidering Resistance: 'Arpilleras' and the Transversality of Feminist Activism in Latin America 
Dr Lorna Dillon, Murray Edwards College & Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge