Gender, feminism and identity: what makes you, you?

Midlands Arts Centre - Cannon Hill Park - B12 9QH
Thursday 25 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)

Today’s society is increasingly concerned with questions of how individual and societal relationships to gender and feminism inform our identities and lived experience.

This event will share research and knowledge from the University of Birmingham and engage the audience to think about how notions of gender and identity are shared in society and how these notions inform our thoughts, feelings and actions about ourselves and others. This event is for anyone interested in gender, feminism and identity and promises to be a thought provoking, not to be missed, session.

Through bite-sized talks, this event will address issues including how gender identities have changed, how gender is represented in the media and how gender is experienced in the public and private spheres. Audience members are encouraged to bring an item from their lives that they feel communicates their experiences of gender. These items will be used in a facilitated discussion to examine how ‘common sense’ ideas of gender permeate every aspect of our daily lives. Our speakers will work with the audience to draw connections between their experiences and the concepts discussed. This will be followed by a Q&A to allow open discussion. This event will be taking place at the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC Birmingham), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. 


  • Dr Julie Whiteman, Lecturer in Marketing
  • Prof. Nicola Gale, Professor of Health Policy and Sociology
  • Dr Scott Taylor, Reader in Leadership & Organization Studies
  • Dr Elliot Evans, Senior Lecturer in Modern Languages
  • Chalisa Chintrakarn, PhD researcher, School of Social Policy

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Spanning the month of November a range of interactive virtual and physical events will be free and open to the public - find out more about our other events as we discuss Our Changing World!

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