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Professor Bina Agarwal 2

Professor Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development Economics and Environment, Global  Development Institute, University of Manchester. 10 October 2018. Women and the Collective: Managing South Asia's Forests and Farms. Recording of lecture available at:

Professor Sandra Harding

Professor Sandra Harding, Distinguished Research Professor of Education and Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. 10 October 2017.  Feminist Philosophy of Science and Technology: Thinking from Latin America

Professor Seyla Benhabib 2

Professor Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University. From the Right to have Rights to the Critique of Humanitarian Reason. Migrants and Refugees in Political Theory. 13 February 2017. Restricted access recording at:

Professor Judith Butler 2

Professor Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley, USA. Gender in translation: on the limits of monolingualism. 17 October 2016. Restricted access recording at:

Professor Mignon Nixon

Professor Mignon Nixon, Professor, History of American Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art. "War Is Over! (if you want it): Yoko Ono's Bed Peace". 22 October 2015.

Professor Jack Halberstam

Professor Jack Halberstam, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, University of Southern California. "A New Kind of Wildness" - the Rite of Spring and Other Queer Journeys into the Wild. 10 February 2015.  Recording at... 

Professor Jacqueline Rose

Professor Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities, The Institute of Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London. Feminism and the Abomination of Violence. 3 November 2014. Restricted access recording at...

Professor Nancy Fraser

Professor Nancy Fraser, The Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and Department Chair at The New School for Social Research. Behind Marx's "hidden abode": toward a gender-sensitive conception of capitalism. 7 February 2014. Recording at...

Professor John Dupré

Professor John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis), University of Exeter.  A Postgenomic Perspective on Sex and Gender. 24 October 2013. Recording at...

Professor Sara Ahmed 2

Professor Sara Ahmed, Professor of Race and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. Willful Women: Feminism and the History of Will. 31 January 2013. Restricted access recording at...

Professor Akbar Ahmed

Professor Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University in Washington DC. Gender, Security and Inter-generational Conflict in Muslim Societies Post 9/11. 11 October 2012. Recording at...

Professor Cindi Katz 2

Professor Cindi Katz, Professor of Geography in Environmental Psychology and Women’s Studies, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste. 21 October 2012. 

Professor Catharine A. Mackinnon

Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School and long-term James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Trafficking, Prostitution and Inequality. 10 February 2011. Restricted access recording at...

Professor Marcia Inhorn 2

Professor Marcia Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University. Global Gametes: Reproductive 'Tourism' and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East. 26 October 2010.