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Previous Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship Lectures 

Professor Sandra Harding

 Professor Sandra Harding, Distinguished Research Professor of Education and Gender Studies at the 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 at Yale University.

From the Right to have Rights to the Critique of Humanitarian Reason. Migrants and Refugees in Political Theory. 13 February 2017.

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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.

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 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 (vp page)


 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.

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  Professor Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities, The Institute of Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Feminism and the Abomination of Violence. 3 November 2014.

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Professor Nancy Fraser (vp page)

 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. 

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Professor John Dupre (vp page)

 Professor John Dupré, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) at the University of Exeter.

A Postgenomic Perspective on Sex and Gender. 24 October 2013. 

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Professor Sarah Ahmed (vp page)

  Professor Sara Ahmed, Professor of Race and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Willful Women: Feminism and the History of Will. 31 January 2013.

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Professor Akbar Ahmed (VP page)

  Professor Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington DC. 

Gender, Security and Inter-generational Conflict in Muslim Societies Post 9/11. 11 October 2012.

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Professor Cindi Katz (vp page)

 Professor Cindi Katz, Professor of Geography in Environmental Psychology and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Superman, Tiger Mother: Aspiration Management and the Child as Waste. 21 October 2012. 


Professor Catharine MacKinnon (vp page)

  Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and long-term James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. 

Trafficking, Prostitution and Inequality. 10 February 2011. 

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Professor Marcia Inhorn (vp page)

  Professor Marcia Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at Yale University.

Global Gametes: Reproductive 'Tourism' and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East. 26 October 2010.