Feminist Perspectives on Neurodiversity and Neuronormativity

The Intersectional Neurodiversity Reading Group London and the FSA are holding an online event on Feminist Perspectives on Neurodiversity and Neuronormativity on Friday 29th January 2021. In recent years, there has been an exponential growth of intersectional theory, feminist and trans(feminist) activism, and an emerging field of neurodiversity studies. Neurodiversity is a social and political…

The future of disability studies through the intersections

The Future of Disability Studies through the Intersections is part of a webinar series on 'Feminist Perspectives on Disability' About this Event This FSA event will consider the productive intersections between disability studies/activism and feminist studies/activism. Through a panel discussion, our speakers will consider how discourses around disability might intersect with gender, sex, race and class, and…

Lena Wäggren: Conferencing While Casualised: on Privilege and Precarity in UK Higher Education

Lena Wånggren  Conferencing while casualised: on privilege and precarity in UK higher education Many academics say that if there is one thing they need, in a marketised university system which demands constant productivity and quick results, it is more time – time to read, to write, to think, to do research, to attend conferences, to…

Astrid Runs: Decolonial-Intersectional Resistance in Dutch Teen Mothers

Astrid Runs Decolonial -Intersectional resilience of Dutch teen mothers  In our time the very categorical and/or conceptual frameworks through which we explicitly or implicitly perceive our sociopolitical realities and our own subjective (private) contextual insertion are very much in question. There is a desire to construct our own (women of color) epistemologies and ontologies; and…

Katy Pilcher: Resisting (Hetero)Sexism, Resisting the Neoliberalisation of the University

Katy Pilcher, Aston University Resisting (hetero)sexism, resisting the neoliberalisation of the university: Thinking creatively about the teaching and learning of ‘sensitive’ issues surrounding gender and sexualities as a mode of resistance Drawing upon undergraduate student’s narratives, this research argues that thinking creatively about the teaching and learning of ‘sensitive’ issues surrounding gender and sexualities can…

Stephanie Penney Jones: The Role of Women in a Male Dominated Pastime

Stephanie Penney Jones The Role of Women in a Male Dominated Pastime The volunteering industry within the United Kingdom has changed substantially during the last decade, and more recently, according to data provided by Nfpsynergy (2016) in terms of participation rates, previous gender gaps have closed. Up until 2009, women far outnumbered their male counterparts,…

Anna Gaidash: Impossible Sisterhood: Representations of the Elderly Female Characters in Ripcord

Anna Gaidash Im/possible Sisterhood: Representations of the Elderly Female Characters in Ripcord The paper examines the literary portrayals of the elderly residents at the Senior Living Facility in David Linsay-Abaire’s comedy Ripcord (2017) in the context of literary gerontology. The purpose of the present paper echoes Wyatt-Brown statement, that “[a]ging is an important one of those…

FWSA Virtual Conference: Deadline and CFP extended

FWSA Virtual Conference in Solidarity with academics affected by international mobility restrictions deadline extended: 30th June The FWSA would like to extend its solidarity to feminist academics whose international mobility has been restricted due to recent events in the United States. We are aware that many academics have altered plans to present at international conferences…

Call For Submissions: FWSA Virtual Conference

FWSA Virtual Conference in Solidarity with academics affected by international mobility restrictions The FWSA would like to extend its solidarity to feminist academics whose international mobility has been restricted due to recent events in the United States. We are aware that many academics have altered plans to present at international conferences in coming months, either…