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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


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


Michaelmas 2018:

12.30–13.30, Monday 8 October 2018

Dr Bogdan Popa

Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies 

The Cold War and an Alternative History of the Term Gender


12.30–13.30, Monday 22 October 2018

Rivers Solomon

Author, Cambridge

From XY to Sci-fi: Imagining Alternative Gender Paradigms in Human Pasts and Futures


12.30–13.30, Monday 5 November 2018

Dr Boyd Brogan

Centre for Future Health Early Career Fellow, University of York

Male Hysteria in Shakespeare’s England


12.30–13.30, Monday 19 November 2018

Dr Julienne Obadia

Junior Research Fellow, King’s College, University of Cambridge

Possessive Individualism and Feminism: A Vexed Relationship