The research group runs regular meetings to discuss feminist and gender theory and methods. Sessions range from reading groups discussing recent publications, blogs and podcasts to ‘Work in Progress’ presentations delivered by group members to hosting guest experts in gender and feminist theory from outside the University. Indeed, we’ve been fortunate to host internationally renowned academics, such as Dr Alison Edgely (University of Nottingham), Dr Natalie Brown (Swansea University), Professor Laura Shepherd (University of Sydney), Professor Margaret Thornton (Australian National University) and Professor Alison Phipps (University of Sussex).
Since the start of the pandemic, the Gender and Feminist Theory Group has moved its events and discussion group online. Recent events include:
Dr Camilla Dawson (University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust) - Liminality, intersectionality and head and neck cancer
D’Arcy Ritchie (Doctoral Candidate, POLSIS, University of Birmingham) - A feminist analysis of the politics of shame, emotion, and Image Based Sexual Abuse
Chalisa Chintrakarn (Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham) - Postfeminism as Transnational Culture: The Case of Cosmetic Surgery among Young Thai Women
Dr Alison Edgley (School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham) with discussant Professor Nicola Gale (HMSC, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham) - Maternal Presenteeism
Molly Atkins (Doctoral Candidate, IDD, University of Birmingham) - Researching with women working in African small-scale fisheries
Patrick Vernon (Doctoral Candidate, POLSIS, University of Birmingham) - Queering Genocide: Drawing Links Between Feminist Genocide Studies and Queer IR
Dr Natalie Brown (Swansea University and The Welsh Institute of Performance Science) - How can we support females to perform on any day of their menstrual cycle?
Abby Gilsenan (Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Policy) - The impact of relationship & sex education (RSE) in faith schools
Kate Barry (Doctoral Candidate, POLSIS, University of Birmingham) - Abortion Law in Northern Ireland: Discursive depoliticisation, sectarianism and gender
Dr Frankie Rogan (School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham) - Researching Digital Femininities