Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Graduate Seminar Series

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Centre for the Study of Women and Gender
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Join us for this year's Graduate Seminar Series!

The seminar series aims to:

  • Foster discussions on questions of/around gender and feminist studies

  • Provide a safe and comfortable space for students to present their research

  • Create an opportunity to fine tune presentation skills and conference presentations/possible publications

The CSWG Graduate Seminar Series welcomes graduate research students from across the UK and beyond to share their work on gender, sexuality and feminism, in a supportive and friendly interdisciplinary environment.

The seminars are free to attend and open to students at all stages of study, staff and the general public .

If you face any access barriers and there are any adjustments we can make to support your full participation, please email us via cswgseminarseries@gmail.com.

If you have any questions about the events in the series, please email us via cswgseminarseries@gmail.com.

The seminar series organising committee for 2022 - 2023 are: Asma Abdi, Bronwen Mehta, Gabriel/le du Plessis, Pallavi Joshi, Raad Khair Allah and Ummul Fayiza

Zoom links will be made available for each session closer to the date. 

The Law and Legal SystemsWednesday 30th November, Thursday 1st December 3pm-5pm, Zoom

This session was postponed due to the UCU strikes and will now be held on Thursday 1st December. 
Join us for our first session of this year's graduate seminar series in which we will be using feminist perspectives to critically analyse the legal and carceral systems from a variety of angles. Using case studies from Croatia, India and Spain, our three panellists will lay bare some of the central gendered dynamics that operate throughout the legal processes, from the defining and situating of a crime, to the characterisation of criminal behaviour, through to the formulation and reclamation of identity in a prison context. In doing so, we will be confronted by various patriarchal institutions, gendered constructions and paternalistic narratives that fundamentally shape how these systems of justice function.

University of SplitBlanka Cop"Where Would We Be If We Detained All Family Abusers?" Necessity Of Feminist Perspective in Study and Prevention of Femicide in CroatiaJawaharlal Nehru University Shreya MahajanGender and the Law: Construction of insanity by Indian CourtsUniversity of BirminghamMia ParkesWomen’s writing in Franco’s prisons: motherhood, femininity, and solidarityClick here to join zoomLink opens in a new window

Meeting ID: 859 4950 9581
Passcode: 734083

Feminism, Identity and SubjectivityWednesday January 25th, 3pm-5pm, ZoomUniversity of OxfordGeorgia Lin“Legal” vs. “Preferred”: An Autoethnography on the Affective Consequences of Whiteness in NamingUniversity of OxfordLingchen HuangAffective Bodies, Playing and Micropolitics in O Lustre by Clarice LispectorDigital FemininitiesWednesday February 1st, 3pm-5pm, ZoomOhio UniversityEva LiuMeToo activism without the #MeToo hashtag: online debates over entertainment celebrities’ sex scandals in ChinaUniversity of StirlingRachel AbreuInstagram, Beauty and the Role of Religious, Ethnic BackgroundQueer PhenomenologyWednesday March 1st, 3pm-5pm, ZoomUniversité d'Aix-MarseillePaul RivestTransmasculine sexual stories: modulating subjectivities between the individual and the collectiveUniversity of OxfordSofia Sanabria de FelipeNon-binary neurodivergent lived experience: a case study in being at home in one’s virtual and physical bodyNationalism and State's PoliciesWednesday March 8th, 3pm-5pm, ZoomUniversity College LondonXuerui HuFamily-based Reproductive Citizenship: lesbians' journey of having a child in mainland ChinaLondon School of EconomicsKimia Talebi"Unveiling" the modern man and woman: the transformation of gender in Pahlavi Iran, 1925-41Brainware UniversityDebadrita SahaThe embodied semiotics of the subaltern subject: mapping the sexual agency of female domestic workers in colonial BengalWomen on the ScreenWednesday May 31st, 3pm-5pm, ZoomUniversity of WarwickLydia BrammerForgotten Melodrama: Girlhood and Relatability in Ayako Wakao’s Early Star ImageUniversidad de MurciaLucia Celdran NogueraBetween feminism and dictatorship: TV adaptation of ‘Jane Eyre’ in England and Spain in the 1970s”