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!
Scholar of the Month: Monday 22nd January at 1pm, Dr Caterina Nirta: “Problematising narratives of trans embodiment as a one-way journey home” date to be confirmed
January Scholar of the Month: Dr Amy Tooth-Murphy
Recent Past Events:
Tuesday 14th November at 12 Noon in the Exhibition Space, Main Library"The joy of tea-drinking at College".
Monday 6th November at 2pm via Teams, Rafia Zakaria: "Against White Feminism: Notes on Disruption".
Friday 10th November 2-5pm Room2-3, Stewart House "The Politics and Possibilities of Feminist Knowledge Production" with LSE Gender Studies Department.
Tuesday 14th November at 12 Noon in the Exhibition Space, Main Library "The joy of tea-drinking at College".
Monday 23rd October at 1pm via Microsoft Teams‘Auto-biography as resistance: reimagining the colonial archive through Black Feminist Photography” Janine Francois
Thursday 5th October at 1pm via Teams "Gender and Disability Activism": Interview with Kate Nash”
October Scholar of the Month: Friday 13th October at 1pm via Microsoft Teams Professor Jane Hamlett, "One of the Family: Rethinking Family with Animals in Twentieth Century Britain".
Tuesday 17th October at 1pm via Team Subhadra Das: Women and Eugenics, a case study from University College at the turn of the 20th Century"
Summer Reading Group 2023 :
Tuesday 15th August at 14:00, "Gastro-testimonials in Handmade: Narrating the War Experiences of Sri Lankan Tamil Women through Food", Brinda J. Mehta, Feminist Formations, vol. 34 no. 2, 2022, p. 146-174.
Tuesday 25th July at 14:00 “Performing Critical Generosity in the Feminist Classroom”, Lesley Erin Bartlett 2018, Feminist Teacher 28.2, 91-104.
June Scholar of the Month: Friday 30th June at 1pm, Dr Manhua Li "Yin-Yang: Bodily Technology, Erotic Arts, and Governmentality"
"Gender and Embodiment" a series of speaker sessions and roundtable discussions:
- Monday 15th May at 13:00 via Teams: “Are we all Hysterical?” with Pragya Agarwal
- Tuesday 16th May at 17:00 via Teams: “Raving” A Reading and Discussion with McKenzie Wark and Roberta Mock
- Tuesday 23rd May at 13:00 in Arts Lecture Room 3 : Roundtable Discussion
- Thursday 25th May at 12, Noon via Teams "Shattering Shadows: Albinism Awareness through Embodied Educational Theatre" with Dr Zindaba Chisiza.
May Scholar of the Month: Wednesday 3rd May at 1pm via Teams, Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad on Teams "Minority or Minoritized? Cyber Security and Online Privacy for Women"
Tuesday 25th April at 1pm in the Moore Annexe Theatre and Teams "(Dis)possessive borders, (dis)possessed bodies: race, property, and the construction of the human in Europe" with Tarsis Brito and Vicki Squire.
Wednesday 26th April at 1.30pm in the Moore Annexe Theatre and Teams, Dr Megan Daigle "Feminist policy, humanitarian practice: at the limits of feminist foreign policy?"
In partnership with WiSAN (Women in Academia Support Network) Book Launch of "Research Her" Hybrid in the Moore Auditorium and Teams, 5pm Thursday 27th April.
February Scholar of the Month: rescheduled because of UCU strike action, Monday 27th March at 1pm on Teams, Dr Kavita Maya: "Feminist Arachnopolitics: White Feminist Textual Practices in Witchcraft and Women’s Spirituality"
Wednesday 22nd March at 5.30pm: Bedford Society Talk - Laura Sjoberg: "Seeing War through Gender Lenses"
March Scholar of the Month: Friday 10th March at 1pm in Horton 208A or Teams: "Do Gender Quotas Erode Democratic Legitimacy? Women's Political Representation in Comparative Perspective", Professor Jennifer Piscopo
Wednesday 8th March at 3pm "Go Run Lead" programme commenced.
January Scholar of the Month: Tuesday 24th January at 1pm, Dr Rita D'Alton-Harrison. "Gender, Identity and Parentage"
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 3.30pm Professor Jodi Dean, "Lessons from Black Communist Women" hybrid session.
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".
May Scholar of the Month! Thursday May 19th at 1pm, Dr. Liz Pearson, "Gender, Extremism, and Thinking Through Masculinities"
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)
Thursday 11th November at 1pm, Roundtable Discussion for Early Career Women and Non-Binary Researchers (on Teams)
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."
- Here is the recording of her talk, given January 21, 2021 and the transcription, by Emily Gee
- Here is Professor Connell's interview with Laura Sjoberg, and the transcription, by Emily Gee
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.
- See Margaret Hodge's interview with Sofia Collignon here, and the transcription, by Emily Gee
- See the recording of Margaret Hodge's talk here, and the transcription, by Emily Gee
- See Professor Anne Fausto-Sterling's interview with Laura Sjoberg here, and the transcription, by Emily Gee
- See Professor Anne Fausto-Sterlings talk and question and answer here, and the transcription, by Emily Gee
'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.
- See the video of the panel.
Professor Elizabeth Freeman, Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, March 24, 2021, at 4pm
- See Dr. Amy Tooth-Murphy's interview with Professor Freeman.
- See Professor Freeman's talk and question and answer.
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.
- See Dr. Lai's book launch panel.
Dr. Afiya Zia, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Toronto, June 10, 2021, 1pm, "Political Masculinities"
- See Dr. Zia's talk and question and answer.
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."