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Events

Our forthcoming events are listed below.

You can find information about our past events here (2016 - present) and here (2000 - 2015).

For videos and podcasts of past CSWG events, click here.

 

 
 
Wed 1 May, '19
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Networking Session with Mary Hawkesworth: Meet your Fellow Feminist
S0.09 (Social Sciences Building)

As part of Prof. Mary Hawkesworth's visit to Warwick (jointly organised by PAIS, Sociology and CSWG, and funded by the IAS) we are organising a series of events, including this mentoring and networking session for feminist social scientists.

Colleagues are warmly welcomed to attend this event. It is open to PhD students, early career researchers (including teaching fellows and research assistants) and assistant and associate professors. The event will be chaired by Prof. Akwugo Emejulu (Sociology).

Wed 1 May, '19
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Public Lecture - Mary Hawkesworth: "Embodied Politics: Reconceptualising State Violence"
S0.19

As part of Prof. Mary Hawkesworth's visit to Warwick (jointly organised by PAIS, Sociology and CSWG, and funded by the IAS) we are organising a series of events, including this public lecture.

The talk will consider manifold ways that the state directly and indirectly engages in violence against women, LGBT and racial minorities - themes developed in Gender and Political Theory: Feminist Reckonings, which will be published by Polity (U.K) in January. This lecture will be chaired by Prof. Shirin Rai (PAIS).

Tue 7 May, '19
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Workshop: "Publish or Be Damned: Workshop on How to Publish in Interdisciplinary Feminist Journals"
S0.28

As part of Prof. Mary Hawkesworth's visit to Warwick (jointly organised by PAIS, Sociology and CSWG, and funded by the IAS) we are organising a series of events, including this workshop.

Professor Hawkesworth’s talk will draw on years of experience as an Editor for Signs and will address the importance of publishing in a publish or perish climate. Signs publishes path-breaking articles, review essays, comparative perspectives, and retrospectives of interdisciplinary interest addressing gender, race, culture, class, nation, and sexuality.

This session is open to PhD students, early career researchers (including teaching fellows and research assistants) and assistant and associate professors. Do come along and join us for an engaging discussion. The event will be chaired by Prof Azrini Wahidin (Sociology).

Thu 9 May, '19
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'Lost Before it Was Found: The LBT Moment in Indian LGBT Activism'
Ramphal 1.03
The Queer History Reading Group and the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, Warwick, invite you to a lecture by Poorva Rajaram (Delhi) on
'Lost Before it Was Found: The LBT Moment in Indian LGBT Activism'

Date: 9 May 2019
Venue: Ramphal, R1.03, 4-6pm

Chair: Dr Laura Schwartz (History, Warwick); Discussant: Dr Daniel Luther (Sociology, Warwick)
Summary:
This talk draws on the speaker's own experiences of LGBT and feminist activism in India. She will 'descriptively map out and then analyse the two and half decade long career of activism that took place under the collective banner of LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender). From a period beginning roughly in the 1990s, 'LBT' activists and groups often met as a separate stream. Yet, this history is not particularly well-documented or well-known partly because LBT activists maintained a distance from the international NGO-backed, gay-male led campaign to repeal the sodomy law, Section 377, in India.
In these spaces, we tried to sharpen our understandings of compulsory heterosexuality, forced marriage within religious community and caste, activist over-dependence on the law and the global AIDS-funding paradigm. We also addressed immediate questions like economic livelihoods, crisis intervention, suicide-prevention and the possibility of an autonomous trans activism. Since we had no obvious history to draw upon, much of our labour was focussed on creating a new vocabulary to describe and understand our situation. We had to borrow and transform available activist vocabularies from the human rights world, lesbian subcultures in the west, global marxism, queer theorising from academia and the Indian women’s movement. At a moment when all of us are witnessing the dismantling of the historical experiment that was 'LBT' activism, instead of being content with simple memorialisation or a narrative of loss, I want to reflect on how this history can be creatively mobilised to grapple with political futures.'
Poorva Rajaram is a writer and a co-organiser of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival. She is also a PhD research scholar at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She used to work as a journalist and co-founded The Ladies Finger, an online women's zine.

This event is open to all. Refreshments will be provided.