To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the FSA, we held an event and recorded oral histories reflecting on feminist pasts, presents and futures.

Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope

In October 2019, we held an event ‘Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope? Celebrating 30 years of the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) and launch of the Gender and Sexualities Research Centre (GSRC)’ at City, University of London. The day featured three panels compose of feminist scholars, writers and activists who reflected on their experiences of feminist work in the past thirty years.

Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope

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Oral Histories

As part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we recorded oral history interviews with previous chairs and executive committee members of the FSA, and asked them to reflect on their experiences of being involved with the association. You can see a list of our previous chairs here, and members can view parts of the FSA archive of documents we collected as part of this project in the members section.

The recordings reveal a fascinating history of feminist work and debate, both inside and outside of the academy. All interviews were conducted by Laura Clancy.

Jen Marchbank

Stacy Gillis

Alison Phipps

Mary Evans

Sylvia Walby

Karen Throsby

Maggie Humm

Carolyn Pedwell

Celia Roberts