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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


We are delighted to announce that Professor Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor, Clark University, will give the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship Lecture on 'Making Feminist Sense of the Ukraine War' on Monday 7 November at 5.00 pm. The lecture will be held at the Yusuf Hamied Theatre, Christ's College, Cambridge and will be followed by a Q&A and drinks reception. All are welcome to attend. Please note that no registration is required and that seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The sheer brutality of the Russia-provoked war in Ukraine can tempt us to shove aside gender analysis, as if it were trivial, best left to some post-war later era. Nonetheless, feminist studies of multiple armed conflicts - from World War I to the recent current wars in Ethiopia and Colombia - have taught us that the time to start investigating the militarized workings of femininities and masculinities is before the first gun is even fired. Ukrainian feminists are among those now conducting this crucial gender analysis.



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