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Gender Institute Events

Gender Institute Events

Research. Teaching. Impact.

The Gender Institute hosts a seminar series, teach-in events, and other speakers and events relevant to the students and staff interested in gender and sexuality issues on campus; in classrooms; in their disciplines of work, study, or research; and in the world more broadly. If you have ideas for events that you would find useful, please get in touch with us directly or let us know via our survey. Also, check out our events on our Youtube Channel

Upcoming Events: 

Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out: “When Women Propose to Men: A Short Animation Launch” on 9 December at 2:30pm via Teams!

Recent Past Events: 

Monday 15th November at 5pm, Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speech, Dr. Sophie-Grace Chappell, "Gender Concepts: Gatekeepers, Engineers, and Welcomers"

Friday 12th November at Noon, Dr. Suki Finn, "Philosophising about Pregnancy" (on Teams) (reference slide coming soon) 

Thursday 11th November at 1pm, Panel on Promotion and Career Advancement for Women and Non-Binary Early Career Researchers (on Teams) 

Thursday 28th October at 5pm Professor Sarah Childs, "Making Representative Political Institutions Feminist" (on Teams and in-person)

Thursday 30th September at 12.00 (Noon) Professor Katherine Brickell, "Worn out: Hunger, debt discipline, and the gendered contingencies of the COVID-19 pandemic amongst Cambodian garment workers." See the research brief here

Tuesday 12th October at 1pm, Professor Maria Eriksson Baaz "Researching Sexual Violence along War and Peace Continuum" (Video Coming Soon)

Wednesday 20th October at 4pm, Professor Jennie Stephens, "Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy" (Video Coming Soon) 

2020-2021 Events: 

Professor Raewyn Connell's Gender Institute Launch Event (co-sponsored by the Humanities and Arts Research Institute)

Professor Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Sydney. Her talk at the inaugural Gender Institute Launch Event was on "Feminist Thought and the Global Political Economy of Knowledge." 

Panel on Gender, Political Economy, and Security  (co-sponsored by the Royal Holloway Centre for International Security)

Dr. Marsha Henry (the London School of Economics), Dr. Daniela Lai (Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr. Swati Parashar (University of Gothenberg), and Professor V. Spike Peterson (University of Arizona) discuss the intersections of gender, political economy, and security, in teaching, research, and world politics.

Panel on Female Perpetrators of the Holocaust (co-sponsored by the Holocaust Research Institute and the Centre for International Security)

Dr. Sarah Cushman (Northwestern University), Professor Elizabeth Harvey (University of Nottingham), Professor Wendy Lower (Claremont McKenna College), and Professor Laura Sjoberg (Royal Holloway, University of London) discuss identifying, theorising, and framing female perpetrators of the Holocaust and surrounding atrocities. 

Right Honourable Dame Margaret Hodge, Member of Parliament for Barking, February 24, 2021 at 1pm (information)

Professor Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University, March 11, 2021 at 5pm (information)

'Meet the Woman Voter' Panel, March 23, 2021 at 5pm

As part of the Gendering Elections Project and in preparation for the Mayoral and Local elections on 6th May, the ‘Meet the Woman Voter’  panel includes an academic expert on voting behaviour, who works on gender and parties and parliament, student representatives, an local MP, some local councillors and a member of the Fawcett Society.  

Professor Elizabeth Freeman, Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, March 24, 2021, at 4pm 

Dr Rahul Rao, Senior Lecturer in Politics, SOAS, University of London, May 4, 2021 10am, “Out of Time: The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality'

Dr. Daniela Lai's book launch for Socioeconomic Justice : International Intervention and Transition in Post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina, featuring Professor Eric Gordy (University College London); Dr. Katerina Kusic (Aberwystwyth University), Zoran Vuckovac (Justus-Leibig University, Giessen), Dr. Catherine Baker (Hull University), and Professor Michael Pugh (Bradford University), May 20, 2021, 11am.

Dr. Afiya Zia, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Toronto, June 10, 2021, 1pm, "Political Masculinities" 

The Centre for Digital Organisation and Society Distinguished Lecture, given by Professor Jessie Daniels, 29 June 2021, from 11am-1pm, "Gender, Race, and Globally Networked White Supremacy: Toward a New Understanding."


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