Publication of Winning and Shortlisted Entries from the FSA Student Essay Competition 2019

We are very pleased to announce that the winning and shortlisted entries from the FSA 2019 Student Essay Competition have now been published in the Journal of International Women's Studies. This special issue showcases the diversity of innovative work that is being carried out by emerging feminist scholars in the UK and Ireland. The FSA…

Call for Blogposts: Feminism and the Academy During COVID-19

Politicians might say that ‘the virus does not discriminate’; however, the emerging picture of how COVID-19 is affecting different social groups tells another story. BME communities have suffered a disproportionate number of deaths; incidents of domestic abuse have increased; demand at food banks has increased; and new social divisions, such as between those who have…

Teaching Women’s History in Schools: Time to Take Action

More young people are studying GCSE history than ever before. As the guardians of our past, history teachers have a tremendous responsibility to ensure that these young people have access to a wide range of historical narratives. Women’s history, in particular, needs to be brought to the forefront. Recent statistics show that history is the most…

Launch of the FSA Student Essay Competition 2020

FSA is delighted to announce that the 2020 FSA Student Essay Competition is now open for applications Deadline: Friday 3 July 2020 To encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, the FSA sponsors an annual student essay competition for work which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. After an initial shortlisting…

Executive Committee Vacancy: Communications Officer

Deadline for applications: 22nd May 2020 We are recruiting a new Communications Officer for the FSA Executive Committee. FSA Communications Officer The FSA Communications Officers disseminate FSA and members’ news, promote the Association and our schemes, and stimulate discussion of feminist issues through sharing content. You will work alongside another Communications Officer to share responsibility for managing…

Time’s Up: Contraception needs a #MeToo moment

Discussions about consent have entered the mainstream in the last few years, from consent workshops at universities to the open secret of endemic sexual violence being exposed in the media. However, a focus on white, famous women has obscured the roots of the #MeToo movement which was founded by Tarana Burke, a black activist. Originally created…

Executive Committee Vacancy: Book Prize Officer

Deadline Extended to Friday 15 May 2020 The FSA is recruiting a Book Prize Officer for the Executive Committee. We are currently in the process of relaunching the Book Prize in a new sponsor partnership with Emerald, and we need a Book Prize Officer to organise and run the scheme. Key responsibilities include: Liaising with…

FSA Student Essay Competition 2019 — Results

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the FSA Student Essay Competition 2019 is Veronica Heney. Veronica’s winning essay is titled: ‘Unending and uncertain: thinking through a phenomenological consideration of self-harm towards a feminist understanding of embodied agency’. Veronica is a PhD student at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of…

FSA and GSRC Joint Statement

Statement re: 16 October ‘Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope’ event Our ‘Feminist Dilemmas, Feminist Hope’ event on 16 October was disrupted by a member of the audience shouting hate-filled transphobic speech and repeatedly attempting to close down existing discussion. The majority of the audience left the lecture theatre in protest at this attack whilst security was…