‘Roles’ provides a supportive, stimulating environment in which postgraduate researchers from all disciplines can share, discuss and debate how issues of gender and sexuality inform, affect and are bound up in both our academic and our daily lives. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our blog.
Gender and sexuality listserv
A listserv for sharing information and for gender and sexuality related discussion. Individuals may subscribe to the list by sending an email to email@example.com. Include the following in the body of the email: "subscribe genderandsexuality" followed by the email address you wish to subscribe to the list e.g. subscribe genderandsexuality firstname.lastname@example.org
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The subject network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics is based at Birmingham. They run a Gender Study group and have supported research on teaching gender studies.
This is an interdisciplinary seminar series for psychologists, sociologists, psychoanalysts, medical doctors, literary and cultural studies scholars, philosophers, artists, lawyers, and historians with a critical interest in the construction and management of gender and sexuality in the medical, discursive and cultural spheres. Critical Sexology holds at least three seminars per year. All meetings took place in London until 2011, when "Critical Sexology up North" was launched. One in three yearly sessions is now held at a university in a northern location, with plans to introduce an annual Birmingham session from 2014. The seminar series is currently co-organised by Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham), Meg Barker (Open University), and Robert Gillett (Queen Mary, University of London).
Critical Sexology website
Critical Sexology mailing list (information about events with relevance to sexuality and gender)
Blogs by Birmingham researchers in Sexuality and Gender Studies
Professor Lisa Downing's blog "Sex Critical"
Dr Charlotte Ross's research blog
Dr Nicola Smith's site "Queer Sex Work"
Useful web resources
ATHENA: The Advanced Thematic Network of Women's Studies in Europe
The f word: Contemporary UK Feminism
The Fawcett Society
FWSA: The Feminist and Women's Studies Association
Gender Studies conferences
Network of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies in Europe
ATHENA student forum: A network for European gender studies students, postgraduate students, PhDs, post-doc researchers, junior teachers or anyone else interested in this field of study.
Rainbow Network: University of Birmingham Staff LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Queer)