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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: 

December Scholar of the Month: Tuesday 6th December at 1pm, Dr Suzanne Albary. " 'How to become a woman academic: top tips for dressing the part' : Narratives in in(authenticity) ". 

Wednesday 7th December at 3.30 Professor Jodi Dean, "Lessons from Black Communist Women" hybrid session - Moore Lecture Theatre and Teams.

January Scholar of the Month: Monday 23rd January at 1pm, Dr Rita D'Alton-Harrison. "Gender, Identity and Parentage".

Recent Past Events: 

Tuesday 29th November at 3pm (GMT), Associate Professor Hollie Nyseth Nzitatira. "Reentry and Reintegration Following Genocide in Rwanda: Gender and Narratives of Blame".

November Scholar of the Month: Tuesday 22nd November at 4pm, Professor Ruth Hemus "Curating the avant-garde: Dada's women in exhibitions spaces".

The Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law together with the Gender Institute presents: Wednesday 19th October at 1pm via Zoom (register via EventBrite) Professor Miranda Horvath "Operation Soteria Bluestone - transforming police investigations of rape and other sexual offences"   

The Gender Institute hybrid staff meeting, Wednesday 12th October at 1.30pm.

October Scholar of the Month: Monday 10th October at 2pm, Vera Beckley-Hoelscher "Changing informal institutions via mimesis: gender equality in marriage proposals". 

September Scholar of the Month: Tuesday 27th September at 2pm (BST), Dr Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, "Every Lover is a Destroyer": Queer Abuse and Experimental Memoir in Melissa Febos' "Abandon Me" and Carmen Maria Machado;s "In the Dream House".

Luisa Rebeca Garza Lopez, "Gender Violence in Politics and Paths Towards Trans* Epistemic Justice" (English) (Spanish))

May Scholar of the Month! Thursday May 19th at 1pm, Dr. Liz Pearson, "Gender, Extremism, and Thinking Through Masculinities"  

Women, Peace, and Security Workshop April 27th - Schedule (Videos Coming Soon) 

March Scholar of the Month: Victoria Mapplebeck, "Smartphone Filmmaking as a Tool for Innovation, Intimacy, and Diversity" (Rescheduled Due to Strike, April 25th, 1pm) (Video coming soon!

February Scholar of the Month! Thursday 24th February at 1pm, Dr. Elizabeth Gloyn, “Papa Don’t Preach: Familial Ethics and Fatherhood in Seneca” 

January Scholar of the Month! Thursday 27th January at 4pm, Dr. Jennifer Murphy, “Interoception in Men and Women” 

Monday 15th November at 5pm (with UCU and the Royal Holloway LGBTQ+ Network), Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speech, Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell, “Gender Concepts: Gatekeepers, Engineers, and Welcomers” (on Teams)

November Scholar of the Month! Friday 12th November at Noon, Dr. Suki Finn, “Philosophising about Pregnancy” (on Teams) (citations slide)

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

October Scholar of the Month! Thursday 28th October at 5pm Professor Sarah Childs, “Making Representative Political Institutions Feminist” (Recording)

Wednesday 20th October at 4pm, Professor Jennie Stephens, “Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy” (Recording)

Tuesday 12th October at 1pm, Professor Maria Eriksson Baaz “Researching Sexual Violence along War and Peace Continuum” (Recording)

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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