Lena WĂ€ggren: Conferencing While Casualised: on Privilege and Precarity in UK Higher Education

Lena WĂ„nggren  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…

Moving Beyond Boundaries: Gender, Knowledge, History

The FWSA is really pleased to announce our collaboration with an AHRC funded project 'Moving Beyond Boundaries: Gender, Knowledge, History', a student-led skills development programme run by Abigail Tazzyman and Bridget Lockyer from the Centre for Women's Studies, University of York. With continued debate over the proposed changes to the history curriculum and in light…

Keynote Speakers: The Lady Doth Protest 2013

PROFESSOR NADJE AL-ALI Nadje Al-Ali is Professor of Gender Studies at the Centre for Gender Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her main research interests revolve around gender theory; feminist activism; women and gender in the Middle East; transnational migration and diaspora moblization; war, conflict and reconstruction’ art…