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Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope?


Panel Discussions


We are pleased to announce a joint event between FWSA and City, University of London to celebrate 30 years of the Feminist & Women’s Studies Association and the launch of City’s new Gender and Sexualities Research Centre.

The event will be in dialogue with other feminist organisations and themed around ‘Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope'. We want to speak particularly to ideas of making space for feminism in the academy, and the ways in which feminists can mobilise as sources of collectivity and solidarity. We hope the day will develop feminist conversations within and between feminist organisations, individuals and movements, as well as providing its own space for intersectional feminist solidarity at such an important moment for feminist practice.

The day will include 3 panels:

  • ‘Claiming Space for Feminism in the Precarious Academy’ (chaired by Prof Rosalind Gill)
  • ‘Publishing as Feminist Activism’ (hosted by Feminist Theory) (chaired by Dr Stacy Gillis)
  • 'Feminist Mobilisations: Hopefulness, Solidarity and Collectivity' (chaired by Dr Jo Littler)

Speakers on the day will include:

  • Dr Sarah Burton (City, University of London)
  • Jess Butler (Lancaster University)
  • Estelle du Boulay (Director of Rights of Women)
  • Dr Diana Fox (Bridgewater State University)
  • Dr Jo Grady (University of Sheffield, UCU General Secretary)
  • Dr Helen Hester (University of West London)
  • Prof Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths University)
  • Dr Sarah Lonsdale (City, University of London)
  • Prof Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths University)
  • Lola Olufemi (author of Feminism Interrupted)
  • Dr Tiffany Page (University of Cambridge, co-founder of The 1752 Group)
  • Dr Ruth Pearce (University of Leeds)
  • Dr Maud Perrier (University of Bristol, Experiments in Collective Care)
  • The Res-Sisters (feminist collective of early career researchers)
  • Prof Lynne Segal (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Dr Emma Shepherd (City, University of London)
  • Sophia Siddiqui (Institute of Race Relations)
  • Dr Francesa Sobande (Cardiff University)
  • Dr Mary-Ann Stephenson (Director of Women’s Budget Group)
  • Prof Sylvia Walby (City, University of London, founding Chair of FWSA)

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When and where

1.30pm - 6.30pmWednesday 16th October 2019

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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