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Gender & Sexualities Research Forum




Speakers: Dr Carolina Matos, City University London, Simidele Dosekun, King's College London

Location: Room D427, Social Science Building

Globalization, gender politics and the media

Globalization, gender politics and the media is a work which is concerned with women's rights vis-à-vis the media's representation, reproduction and construction of gender roles. In my new research I intend to explore further the phenomena of the 'feminization' of politics and the growth of women leaders in Brazil and in other Latin American countries,  examining issues of gender inequality within a comparative perspective with the US and UK. Among my key worries is to assess some of the roots around the construction of the myth of Brazilian femininity, examining what has been done regarding gender equality in the last years and detecting future challenges and roadblocks to further progress.

Dr Carolina Matos is lecturer in sociology at City University London. Her research is situated in the areas of comparative political communications, media and democracy, globalization and development, international communications and journalism. Amongst her many publications, media and politics in Latin America: globalization, democracy and identity (I.B. Tauris, 2012) and journalism and political democracy in Brazil (Lexington Books, 2008)

'Girly-girls' of the global south: Thinking postfeminism transnationally

Postfeminism has been primarily theorized and researched as a 'Western' cultural formation. This paper makes a case for instead thinking of postfeminism as 'transnational,' to more fully recognize that it interpellates women beyond the West and does so, moreover, in ways that are not simply 'Westernizing.' I will make my argument by drawing on both theoretical and empirical insights from transnational feminist cultural scholarship, and by presenting data from my ongoing doctoral research on new feminine styles and subjectivities in Nigeria.

Simidele Dosekun is a PhD candidate in the Department of culture, media and creative industries at King's College London. Her research concerns new styles of femininity among young, class-privileged women in Lagos, Nigeria.

The talks will be followed by discussion and refreshments

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When and where

5.00pm - 6.30pmMonday 16th June 2014

Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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