2nd Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Colloquium

Posted on Wednesday 18th July 2012

The Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Colloquium was the second annual conference that brings together postgraduate researchers in gender and sexuality from a wide range of disciplines.

Following the success of the 1st Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Postgraduate Colloquium last year, the second annual conference took place on Friday 11th May 2012. The colloquium attracted many postgraduate researchers as well as undergraduate students from varied disciplines.

The colloquium offered new researchers the chance to present their work, alongside more experienced voices, in a friendly environment. The conference largely dealt with the place of gender and sexuality issues within research. Along with Doctoral Researchers at the University of Birmingham, we had paper presenters from SOAS University of London, La Sapienza of Rome, University of Exeter, University of Leicester, University of Liverpool, University of Loughborough, and University of Paris 8.

The first keynote address was delivered by Professor Ann Phoenix (Institute of Education, University of London). Her title was “Young people doing gender and sexuality in talk about masculinities and consumption.

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The second keynote address was by Professor Lisa Downing (University of Exeter). Her title was “On "Infanticidal" Femininity: The Case of Myra Hindley”.

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Dr. Emma Foster, lecturer in POLSIS, remarked that ‘this was a well organised and extremely interesting event which worked to create a lively debate. A superb day all round!’

The colloquium booklet can be downloaded here:

Colloquium programme and abstract booklet (PDF 1.72MB)

The colloquium was organised and coordinated by Ali Amirmoayed, Clare Anderson, Maritza Carrasco-Marchessi, Alex Standen and Holly Pike.

The event was sponsored by the School of Government and Society, the Department of Political Science and International Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Centre for Europe, University of Birmingham.