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Gender, Sexuality and Digital Culture: Half day symposium


Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

New and established scholars and activists reflect on old questions and new challenges at this Gender and Sexualities Research Forum (GSRF) symposium, as part of the Department of Sociology. Please join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion at City, University of London, to be followed by drinks and refreshments.


Sue Jackson (VUW, New Zealand) talks about her work with girls on feminism

Roisin Ryan Flood (Essex) reports on her interviews about internet dating

Josie Reade (Melbourne, Australia) opens up new ways of thinking about ‘fitspo’

Maree Martinussen (Auckland, New Zealand) explores practices of intimacy in female friendships.

Anastasia Powell (RMIT, Australia) talks about her new book Sexual Violence in a Digital Age

Laura Thompson (City, London) explores sexual harassment on mobile dating apps

Celiya Koster (activist/student, London) discusses co-founding a new intersectional feminist magazine, Typical Girls

We are delighted to announce that the symposium will be followed by two very special keynote presentations by Winnie M Li and Rowan Ellis (6-7.30 PM)

Winnie M Li, author, activist, researcher (LSE) will talk about her extraordinary new novel Dark Chapter, discussing ‘Narrating Lived Experiences of Sexual Violence through Crime Fiction’. Follow Winnie on Twitter

Rowan Ellis (‘queer feminist geek’) will discuss her phenomenal campaign to get YouTube to lift their LGBTQ+ restrictions. Follow Rowan on Twitter

The event is free and open to all but booking is essential. Booking is via an external website, please use the link to book your place.

The symposium is taking place in lecture theatre B200, University Building. Entrance to the theatre is via the University's main entrance in Northampton Square.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature of the issues being discussed, some people may find parts of this symposium distressing.

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When & where

2.00pm - 7.30pmTuesday 20th June 2017

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom