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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


Lent 2017:

*All seminars will be held in Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT*


1230-1330, Monday 23 January 2017

Professor Sanjeev Goyal

Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

Gender and Social Networks


1230-1330, Monday 30 January 2017

Anne-Kathrin Weber

Research Group for Gender Studies, University of Giessen, Germany

Compassion, Pity and Empathy as Political Emotions - Potentials for Justice or Elements of Destruction? A Systematic Comparison of the Political Theories of Hannah Arendt and Martha Nussbaum


1230-1330, Monday 6 February 2017

Dr Ian Cooper

Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Political Party Quotas as a Facilitator of Gendered Parliamentary Representation: Evidence from Namibia


1230-1330, Monday 13 February 2017

Dr Sneha Krishnan

Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, University of Oxford

What does a Good Girl Look Like? Moral Minds and Model Bodies in Chennai


1230-1330, Monday 20 February 2017

Dr Ian Horton

London College of Communication, University of the Arts London

Deconstructing Daisy: Gender and National Identity in Donald Duck Weekblad


1230-1330, Monday 27 February 2017

Dr Sara De Benedictis

Independent Researcher, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

“It’s the NHS we work in so...”: The Austerity Politics of Televisual Representations of Childbirth and Midwifery


1230-1330, Monday 6 March 2017

Dr Robbie Duschinsky

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge

Pulling the World in and Pushing it Away: Thinking, Food and Sex as Coping Strategies in Lauren Berlant and Mary Gaitskill


1230-1330, Monday 13 March 2017

Dr Anjali Bhardwaj-Datta

Isaac Newton Trust, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Centre of South Asian Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge

Gendering Urban Space: State, Household, and the Market in Post-Colonial Delhi


Previous Term: Michaelmas 2016

1230-1330 Monday 10 October 2016

Dr Lucy Delap

Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

Feminist History, Space and the Marketplace


1230-1330, Monday 24 October 2016

Dr Marco Wan

Associate Professor of Law and Honorary Associate Professor of English, University of Hong Kong

Masculinity, Fiction and Law in Nineteenth Century France: The Case of Paul Bonnetain’s Charlot s’amuse


1230-1330, Monday 7 November 2016

Dr Ina Linge

Modern Humanities Research Association Scholar, University of Cambridge

“Different from the Others”: Narrating Queer Livability in German Sexological and Psychoanalytic Life Writings (c.1900-1930)


1230-1330, Monday 21 November 2016

Dr Mwenza Blell

Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

“We’re Pakistanis, we don’t do that”: Menopause, Reproduction and Meaning among British Pakistanis in Bradford and Leeds