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…

Call for Blog Pitches

In autumn 2019 the FSA will relaunch its website with a range of new features and initiatives. The new website will become a safe hub for conversation amongst and the exchange of ideas between feminist scholars, activists, and other interested parties. As part of this aim, we will be reviving the blog section of the…

FWSA Newsletter 72: Call for Contributions

We are seeking contributions for the next issue of the FWSA newsletter. The newsletter is a space to bring together news and views from our members. We would like it to be a platform to showcase research and activism, to share creative works, and to encourage feminist discussion and debate from a diverse range of…

Call for Applications: Communications Officer and Treasurer

  We are recruiting for two new positions on the FWSA executive committee: Communications Officer and Treasurer. Please see below for full details of both posts and please get in touch with the co-chairs or the relevant officers if you have any questions. The deadline for both posts is 29th March 2019. Communications Officer This key role…

2019 Student Essay Competition Launched

FWSA is delighted to announce that the 2019 Student Essay Competition has now been launched!  (Deadline May 10th) To encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, the FWSA sponsors an annual student essay competition for work which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. The top seven entries will be judged by…

FWSA seeks to appoint a new Chair and Vice-chair from February 2019 and invites applications for these positions

The FWSA seeks to appoint a new Chair and Vice-chair from February 2019 and invites applications for these positions. Chair The Chair will lead the FWSA executive committee and oversee the running of the Association, with the support of the Vice-Chair. The Chair’s duties include chairing executive committee meetings and the annual general meeting, liaising…

Call for Executive Committee Fundraising Officer – Extended until Jan 7th

Fundraising officer The fundraising officer will assist the chair and treasurer with seeking funding opportunities to support the work of the FWSA. This will involve liaising with potential partners including publishers, researching funding opportunities with relevant higher education bodies, developing other fundraising strategies and initiatives, and assisting with planning for funding future FWSA activity and…

FWSA executive committee officer roles

General Committee Member The General Executive member sits on the executive committee and does not have a specified area of responsibility but does contribute fully to all general executive committee activity, including committee meetings and email liaison. The general member assists when needed with other roles that need extra support, and contributes to additional projects…

REF 2021: panel members nomination process

  HEFCE recently announced details of the roles and recruitment of the expert panels for the Research Excellence Framework 2021, inviting nominations from nominating bodies. The FWSA is a nominating body for REF 2021 and we intend to nominate panel members. We welcome members interested in being nominated to get in touch with the information below. Further…

Call for Applications: FWSA Executive Committee Role, Website Officer

The FWSA invite applications for the role of Website Officer: This key role provides an outlet for sharing member news, discussion, and promoting the Association and our schemes. The website officer oversees blog content including finding contributors to write for the blog, sourcing content e.g. news of relevant feminist events, maintains the links between the…