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…

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…

Review of The Lady Doth Protest Conference

Conference Blog: Panel Session VIII, Sunday 23 June FEMINIST MOBILISATIONS (II): ETHNOGRAPHY Dr Manjima Bhattacharjya ‘The Union and the Agency: The Case of Fashion Models Organizing in India’ Bhattacharjya’s paper discussed her ethnographic work looking at the modelling industry in India. The paper suggested that modelling increased in the nineties due to globalisation and began to…

Negotiating Activism in Feminist Academia: FWSA Biennial Conference 2013

FWSA (Feminist and Women’s Studies Association) Biennial Conference, Nottingham 21-23 June 2013 by Emily F. Henderson     There is perhaps some irony in holding an academic conference about protest and activism, but, as we discovered, there is potential for this irony to become a productive source of discussion and debate. The biennial FWSA (Feminist…