Graduate Seminar Series - Past Sessions (2004-Present)
- Athina Mara - Regulating same-sex parenting in Greece: institutional changes, social acceptance, claims
- Marietta Kosma - Decoloniality, Borderlands, and Transformative Visions
Seminar 3: History and Culture - 8th December
- Siti Shari - The Status of the Victorian Women and Infanticide: History Behind Infanticide Act 1938
- Arna Dirghangi - The nouvelle femme of Calcutta: How the 1947 Bengal Partition set forth a newly-acquired agency in the refugee woman during post-partition resettlement
- Aleksandr Lepin - Social work with single-fathers raising children following divorce in Russia
- Amy Andrada - The Construction of Motherhood: Re-conceptualizing Single Mothers
Seminar 4: Patriarchal Institutions - 9th January
- Taoyuan Luo - 'Feminist’ as a problematic tag: young Chinese women distancing themselves from a feminist identity and the rising feminist zeal
- Islam Al Khatib - Re-purposing Solidarity: Grief as a Feminist Tool in the MENA
- Abena Nyarkoa - What factors help us understand the academic achievement of a small group of Ghanaian girls from disadvantaged backgrounds? Participants lived experiences
- Sritama Manda - Gender and Health in India
Seminar 5: Women on the Move - 2nd February
- Caoimhe Kiernan - How can the affects inspired by the global feminist judgment projects influence the gender composition of judiciaries in common law jurisdictions?
- Lucy Crompton - "Gender bias in financial remedies on divorce"
- Erin Geraghty - "Why enquire into something the world already knows about?” Comparing imperial feminist motivations for Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Committee of Ladies’ to South Africa 1901 and the Women’s International League delegation to Ireland 1920
- Kathrina Perry - Ladies of the Shoe Trade: Philanthropy, politics and the social significance of the wives of prominent shoe manufacturers in Northampton, 1870 – 1950
Seminar 6: Media and Literature - 2nd March
- Hannah Sherwood - 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun': Development of the Music Video and the Female Body
- Irene Rodriguez Pintado - Female creation as female self-assertion: The Diary of Anaïs Nin and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar on female creativity and authorship
- Nelly Fais-sad - Lolita – The Myth of the Child-Woman in Visual Media Concepts
- Melissa Arkley-Simpson - Let Us Be Angry! An Intersectional Analysis of Feminist Anger Expressed Through the Affective Labour of Female Extreme Metal Vocalists
Seminar 2: Intersectionality in Social Movements - 2nd December
Seminar 3: Negotiating Medical Body Presentations - 9th December
Seminar 4: Negotiating Aesthetic Presentations of The Body - 20th January
Seminar 5: Criminalising Gender - 3rd March
Seminar 5: Queer Relationships - 29th January
Seminar 2: State and Gender: Reproductive Rights and Discursive Formations around Gender - 21st November
Seminar 3: Narratives of Embodiment: Empowering Bodies and Practices - 28th November
Seminar 4: Queerness and Faith - 16th January
Seminar 5: Sexual Consent - 30th January
Seminar 6: Contested Masculinities - 6th March
Seminar 2: Violence, Sexualities and (Dis)empowerment - 8th November
Seminar 3: Re-negotiating Femininities - 22th November
Seminar 4: Women in Politicised Spaces: Negotiations, Achievements and Difficulties - 24th January
Seminar 5: 'Invisible' Working Spaces - 7th February
Seminar 6: Agency, Resistance and Social Transformations - 12th March
- Eunju Bahrisch, University of Warwick - Typewriters and Coffee: How did Korean Women take over the job of secretaries?
Seminar 2: Narratives of Gender from the Personal to the Professional - 2nd November
- Faye McCarthy, Loughborough University - 'If you think of a pilot, you wouldn't think of a woman, would you?' Challenging the 'Male Norm' of the Pilot Profession
Seminar 3: Incorporating the Televisual and the Theoretical: Gender Identities in Flux - 16th November
- Greg Wolfman, University of Huddersfield - 'Warrior-Poet': Feminine Neoliberal Men in US Sitcoms
Seminar 4: Alternative Cultures: Developing Global Perspectives Through Resistance and Reflexivity - 30th November
- Roxanne Douglas, University of Warwick - Orientating: How can Western Feminists Analyse the Middle East?
Seminar 5: Women In and Beyond War: Justice, Conflict and Peacekeeping - 11th January
- Jennifer Eggert, University of Warwick - A woman with a gun: Individual Motivations for Women's Involvement during the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War
Seminar 6: Gender and the Media: Articulating Experiences and Facilitating Change - 25th January
Seminar 7: Narrating the Stages of Life from a Gendered Perspective: Birth, Marriage and Middle Age - 8th March
- Clare Anderson, University of Birmingham - 'There's more that can go wrong on a woman...' a Linguistic Analysis of Personal Discourses on Ageing
- Emily Setty, University of Surrey - Exploring the Gendered Nature of the Construction of, Response to and Experience of 'Youth Sexting'
Seminar 2: Feminist Participations and Contemporary Narratives in a Global Context - 4th November
Seminar 3: Gendered Power and Political Discourses: Challenges in Society - 2nd December
- Jennifer McConnel, University of Manchester - Liberal Agents or Victims of Abuse? a Critical Discourse Analysis of Prostitution in the European Parliament
Seminar 4: Cultural Representations with a Gender Perspective: Narratives, Emotions and Experience - 27th January
- Sara Whiteway, University College London - Masculinity, Fatherhood and Education: an Exploration of the Educational Experiences and Aspirations of Teenage Fathers
Seminar 5: Constructing the Contemporary Family: Performing Parenthood and Impacts of Employment - 10th February
- Jai MacKenzie, Aston University - 'Can we have a child exchange?' Performing, mocking and subverting the 'good mother' in Mumsnet 'talk'
Seminar 6: A Gender Agenda: Visual Methods, Masculinities and the Environmental - 24th February
- Isaac Newton, University of Cape Town - Negotiation of Masculinities and Gender-Based Violence: Perspectives of men in contemporary Ghana
Seminar 7: Gender, Representation and Control: International Contexts - 9th March
- Charlotte Rachael Proudman, University of Cambridge - A legal double standard: Prohibiting female genital mutilation while tolerating female genital cosmetic surgery
- Fiona McKay, University of Strathclyde – Media(ted) representations of female politicians during the Scottish independence referendum.
- Isabell Loeschner, London School of Economics – Connectivity: Is it simplifying the burden of work-family integration?
- Samantha Ayala, University of York – Solidarity despite difference: Race, identity, and the possibilities of postpositivist realism.
- Tamara Al-Om, University of St Andrews – Syrian women and the struggle to live in truth.
- Alexandra Athelsan-Price, University of Leeds – Queer feminine affect aliens: Disabled femmes rearticulating queer femininities through justified anger at ableism.
- Emma Deeks, Edge Hill – The Agency of Anonymity: Reading Women's Autobiographical Blogs.
Session 1: Constructing Sexual Subjects - 22nd January
- Julieta Vartabedian, University of Newcastle - Do they transgress? On Brazilian travesti sex workers and their perceptions of themselves
- Stephen Symons, University of Northampton - Any swing goes? Discursive constructions of swinger- identities in a mononormative and gendered culture
- Jacob Breslow, London School of Economics - "Too bad you had to grow up": Refusing to be a (queer) child in "Palindromes"
Session 2: Women in Literature - 5th February
- Jessica Hindes, Royal Holloway, University of London - Censorship, Pornography and the Objectified Woman in G.W.M. Reynold's "Mysteries of London"
- Susan Garrard, University of St Andrews - Strange Places, Strange Self: The Autobiography of Mary Smith as Reconfiguration of Victorian Women’s Travelogue
- Ellie Dobson, University of Birmingham - Magical Bodies: The Supernatural Appeal of the Ancient Egyptian Female Body at the Fin-de-Siècle
Session 3: Childhood and Motherhood - 12th Feburary
- Aleksandra Mecinska, University of Lancaster - Breastfeeding as technology: the stakes of a reconfiguration
- Jessica Gagnon, University of Sussex - Mother as 'monster': the social vilification of single mothers as told by their daughters
- Giulia Zanfabro, University of Warwick - Feminine Normativity in Contemporary Italian Children and Young Adults' Literature: Norms, Identities, Disidentifications?
Session 4: Gender, Policy and Methodology - March 5th
- Mary-Ann Stephenson, University of Warwick - Transformation or ticking boxes? The Impact of the Public Sector Equality Duty on the Work of Local Government Equalities Teams
- Emily Henderson, Institute of Education, University of London - Moving Feminist-ly from theory to data:' Plugging, squelching, reflecting, abjecting'
- David Davis, University of Sussex - A Comparative Analysis of Combating Gender Stereotypes in Advertising and the Media in the EU
Session 5: Masculinities and gender in organisations - 30th April
- Helen Longlands, Institute of Education, University of London - Men, Masculinities and Fatherhood in Global Finance
- Lauren Ward, University of Northampton - 'Just Play the Game':Exploring how Masculinities shape Emotionality in male dominated organisations
- Lara Pecis, University of Warwick - Excluding the Other: Reproducing gender dynamics throughout innovation process
Session 6: History / the research subject - 14th May
- Beatrice Balfour, University of Cambridge - Feminist Tales of the Italian Resistance
- Emma Jones, Institute of Education, University of London - (Dis) Orienting Subjects
Session 1: Queer Time, Queer Representations - 14th November
- Sam Mcbean, Birkbeck, University of London - Feminism’s Queer Timing: Unburying Valerie Solanas and SCUM Manifesto
- H. L. Gurney, University of Sussex - Menarche Now! Menstruation, Shame, and Queer Interventions
Session 2: Gendered Violence and Resistance - 28th November
- Roxanne Ellen Bibizadeh, University of Warwick - Women in Exile: Islam and disempowerment in Fadia Faqir's My Name is Salma
- Mirna Guha, University of Warwick - Kaarya (“Work that Heals”): Rehabilitating survivors of trafficking through an innovative livelihood generation programme
Session 3: Women, Work, and Family - 23rd January
- Natalie Wreyford, Kings College London - Gender and Networking for Work Inside and Outside the UK Film Industry
- Lenka Pelechova, University of Nottingham - Negotiating the ‘appropriate closeness and distance’ – host parents’ and au pairs relationships
Session 4: Constructing Gendered Identities - 13th February
- Anne Burns, Loughborough University - What Do I Look Like Online? - Women, photography and social media
- Kirsty Lohman and Ruth Pearce, University of Warwick - Trans Music Isn't
- Andolie Marguerite, Goldsmith’s College - Trans/gender/queer: identities and discourses
Session 5: Women in Political Activism - 13th March
- Lipika Kamara, University of Oxford - The Woman Question in the Indian Maoist Movement
- Katharina Karcher, University of Warwick - Guns n’ Roses: Female participation in leftist political violence in Germany since 1970
- Rose Erin Holyoak, University of Leicester - Eco-Warriors and Earth-Mothers: Young Women Negotiating Femininity in Social Movement Activism in the UK
- Louise Woollett, University of Warwick - The Role of Resistance in Conflict Resolution: A Study of Present-Day Palestinian Young Women's Nonviolent Resistance
Session 6: Health and the Female Body - 1st May
- Umme Busra Fateha Sultana, University of Sussex - Exploring the Construction of Gender & Sexualities in Contraceptive Advertisements in Bangladesh
- Diane Trusson, University of Nottingham - Exploring Gendered Aspects of Biographical Disruption through the Narratives of Women treated for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (ESBC) or DCIS
- Kylie Baldwin, De Montfort University - Social Egg Freezing: Negotiating Choice, Responsibility and the Right Time to Be a Mother
Session 7: Images of Women and Sexism in the Media - 22nd May
- Nazia Hussein, University of Warwick - Complexities of the Representation of Urban Women in Bangladeshi Media
- Izzy Gutteridge, University of Warwick - The Ugly Side of Stardoll
- Joelin Quigley-Berg, University of Warwick - What Counts as Sexism? Regulating Sexist Offence in UK Television Advertising
Session 8: Negotiating Modern Masculinities - 5th June
- Joseph Oldham, University of Warwick - The ‘Blair Masculinity’ in British Spy Fiction
- Emma Hutchinson, University of Warwick - Heteronormativity 2.0: Gender and Identity Performance in an Online Game
Session 1: Processes of interpretation: gender and sexuality in celebrity culture – 2nd of November 2011
- Melanie Kennedy, University of East Anglia: The Jonas Brothers as Tween Pin-ups: The Negotiation of Desire in Young Feminine ‘Becoming’
- Izzy Gutteridge, University of Warwick: Picturing Fame
Session 2: Gender, migration and citizenship – 23rd of November 2011
- Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, London School of Economics and Political Science: Nexus between Gender, Migration and Forest Governance: Re-thinking Community Forestry Policies in Nepal
- Evelyn Sulem, University of Warwick: Transnational Migration in Mexican Indigenous Communities: The Reconstruction of Gender and the Empowerment of Indigenous Women
- Menah Raven-Ellison, Queen Mary, University of London: Unlocking the Gates to Detention: Reflections on Gatekeeper-Researcher Relationships
Session 3: media, representations and sexualities - 18th of January 2012
- Mark Carrigan, University of Warwick: There's More to Life Than Sex?: Rethinking the Sexual Revolution from an Asexual Perspective
- Ruth Pearce, University of Warwick: Genderforking: Deconstructing Gender Norms in a Community Blog
Session 4: Gender issues in the global context: challenging feminist politics - 8th of February 2012
- Angie Pepper, University of Sheffield: Cosmopolitanism, Feminism and the Problem of Cultural Imperialism
- Somayyeh Mottaghi, York University: Doing Feminist Research In Iran
- Amanda Conroy, London School of Economics and Political Science: Masculinity, Citizenship and Sovereignty in the Minuteman Movement
Session 5: Researching Gender: Different Perspectives - 2nd of May 2012
- Annelies Kleinherenbrink, Universiteit Utrecht: Revolutionizing Evolution: Evolutionary Psychology, Feminist Epistemologies, and Bergson’s Reality of Time
- Sam Lyle, University of Warwick: What (not) to Wear When You’re a Trainee Accountant
- Danielle Hanisch, University of South Australia: “Girls are just like that”: The feminization of effects of child sexual abuse (CSA) and borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Session 6: Representations of Women in Media - 23rd of May 2012
- Joelin Quigley-Berg, University of Warwick: Comedy and the Fat Female Body
- Nancy Bruseker, University of Liverpool: 'I am in Love (With You)': Vesta Tilley’s Fan Mail and Popular Music Audiences
Session 7: Gender, Class and Bodies at Work - 13th of June 2012
- Natasha McKeever, University of Sheffield: Why Might It Be Wrong to Buy Sex?
- Sini Timonen, City University London: Narratives Of Segregation And Independence: Female Singers And Regional Beat Group Scenes In England In The 1960s
- Mona Shrestha Adhikari, University of Warwick: Resistance to Sexualisation of Women’s Work in Kathma ndu Casinos
Session 1: Open Stream – 20th October 2010
- Nazia Hussein, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick: Colour of Life Achievements: Historical and Media Influence of Identity Formation Based on Skin Colour in South Asia
- Sariya Contractor, University of Gloucester: De-mystifying the Muslimah: Using Muslim women’s digital stories to develop notions of women’s solidarity and shared femininity
- Tom Horn, Goldsmiths College: Who's taking the biscuit? The influence of online discussion forum use and media framing on experiences of efficacy in the 2010 'Mumsnet election'
Session 2: Sport, Leisure and Gender – 10th November 2010
- Jonah Bury, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol: Homosexuality, homophobia and masculinities in professional and grassroots football
- Georgina Roy, Chelsea School, University of Brighton: Feminism and the Female Surfer: Theorising Surfing Spaces
- Deb Butler, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: Becoming a stranger to the data – the trials and tribulations of trying to leave the field – N.B. Horseracing study
Session 3: Women and Work – 26th January 2011
- Rosario Undurraga, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: How would you define work? Recognition and identity in relation to the conceptualisation of work
- Jenny Nex, Sociology department, Goldsmiths College: Women in the musical instrument trade in London, 1760–1820.
Session 4: Women Writers – 16th February 2011
- Leanne Bibby, School of Cultural Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University: Complicitous Critiques: A. S. Byatt, the Woman Writer-Intellectual and Feminist Classics Revisited
- Sally Waterman, University of Plymouth: Literary Transformations: A Self-Representational Arts Practice
Session 5: Erotic Dance – 9th March 2011
- Joanne Mitchinson, Loughborough University: Community-based perceptions of lap dance clubs and licensing laws
- Katy Pilcher, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: Women Customers’ Experiences in Erotic Dance Venues
Session 6: Invisible Bodies/Sexualities – 11th May 2011
- Kirsty Liddiard, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: Disabled men and women's experiences of intimate relationships: The relationship as a site of emotional work
- Mark Carrigan, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick: “Maybe you’re just a late bloomer?” Understanding the marginalization of asexuals through the investigation of sexual culture
- Jane Traies, University of Sussex: The Lives of British Lesbians Over Sixty: An Empirical Investigation
Session 7: Gender, sexuality, and the criminal justice system – 1st June 2011
- Anastasia Chamberlen, School of Law, King’s College London: “My Body is a Cage”: An Investigation into the Bodily Identities of Incarcerated Women
- Matthew Jones, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University: Sexuality and Policing: Exploring the occupational experiences of LGB police officers throughout England and Wales
Session 8: Embodying Gender – 15th June 2011
- Dara Blumenthal, University of Kent: “You Lookin' At Me?” Investigating Masculine Embodiment and the Interaction Order of Public Toilet Spaces
- Michael Ward, Cardiff University: Young Masculinities and the ‘alternative scene’: negotiating de-industrialization among white, working class young men in the South Wales valleys.
- Ana Porroche Escudero, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Sussex: Breast Cancer Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Breast Cancer? Implications for methodology
Session 1: Women and Workplace Negotiations – Wed. 21st October 2009, 5pm
- Maria Karepova, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York. 'A mental start: the "alternative" ways of entering the labour market of psychological counselling in Russia'.
- Sophia Michael, LSE. 'Male or Female? Neither. Personality Dictates: A study investigating the way in which gender affects the negotiation process'.
- Juliet Rayment, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. 'The midwife-mother relationship: Intimacy within an institution'.
Session 2: Women and Public Space in India and Taiwan - Wednesday 11th November 2009, 5pm
- Hiranmayee Mishra, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York. 'Negotiating privately for a public space: Indian women in Panchayats'.
- Kai-Jung Yuan, Department of Politics, University of York. 'The Negotiation of Feminine Spaces in Electoral Campaigns: Competition and Cooperation'.
Session 3: Domestic and Sexual Violence – Wed. 2nd December 2009, 5pm
- Abigail Hunt, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick. 'Gender, framing and political opportunities: Exploring the strategies used by the English sexual violence and abuse movement'.
- David Beecham, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. 'Being the Breadwinner: Economic Independence or Economic Entrapment? Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Abuse'.
Session 4: Women and Sport – Wed. 27th January 2010, 5pm
- Sam Farooq, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. 'Shooting Hoops for Britain: The British Muslim Women's Basketball Team and the Women's Islamic Games'.
- Deborah Butler, Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick. 'Work identities, horseracing and gender'.
Session 5: Women's Sociability: Past and Present – Wed. 10th February 2010, 5pm
- Mark Hailwood, Department of History, University of Warwick. 'Women and the Alehouse in Seventeenth-Century England'.
- Emily Falconer, Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University. 'Politicising female backpacking: A new "women's movement" or simply women on the move?'.
Session 6: Disability and Sexuality – Wed. 3rd March 2010, 5pm
- Kirsty Liddiard, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. "I feell bottom of the heap": Disabled Sexual Stories and Gendered Telling.
- Sue Smith, School of English, University of Leicester. "Neither Normal nor Human": The Cyborg in C.L. Moore's "No Woman Born"' (1944).
Session 7: New men? – Wed. 12th May 2010, 5pm
- Jessica Baily, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield. 'Exploring the social construction of gender in a feminist context'.
- James Milton, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Liverpool. Don't Men Care? 'Hegemonic Masculinity', Care-giving Practices, and the Emotional (Psycho-social) Subject.
- Mark McCormack, Department of Education, University of Bath. 'The Declining Significance of Homohysteria for Male Sixth Form Students in the South of England'.
Session 8: Expressing sexuality - Wed. 2nd June 2010, 5pm
- Adrienne Evans, Department of Psychology, University of Bath. 'Sexualized Clothing and the Porn Star T-shirt: Risk, "Choice" and Parodic Intent'.
- Rebecca Pohl, English & American Studies; School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, University of Manchester. 'Space and Sexuality in Recent British Fiction: Sexing the Labyrinth'.
- Mary Ryan, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. 'Tackling Taboos: Irish Chick Lit Voicing the Silenced'.
Wednesday 1 March 2006, 5-6pm
- Annie Bramley (University of Bristol), Ordered and disordered colonial history: Using the oral histories of white British women of colonial east Africa (WRITTEN PAPER AVAILABLE)
Wednesday 30 November 2005, 1pm
- Nicola Morrell (London University), Mature females in Information and Communication Technology: Are they conscientious or conscious objectors? Analysing the rationale and motivation of mature females to train for and enter ICT teaching
Wednesday 16 November 2005, 1pm
- Georgina Holmes (School of African and Oriental Studies), Gendering War: Media representations of war in Rwanda and Sudan (WRITTEN PAPER AVAILABLE)
Wednesday 9 November 2005, 1pm
- Liz Mitchell (Canterbury Christ Church), Different Ways of Seeing: The Language Games of Mothering (WRITTEN PAPER AVAILABLE)
Wednesday 8 June 2005, 1pm
- Mallarika Sinha Roy (University of Oxford), Unsung Heroines: Making and Unmaking of Women's History in the Naxalbari Movement
Wednesday 1 June 2005, 1pm
- Thea Cacchioni (University of Warwick): Successful Heterosexuality: A Labour of Love
Wednesday 25 May 2005, 1pm
- Patreeya Kitcharoen (University of Warwick): Journeys through Ethnography: Women in Thai Restaurants in England
Wednesday 11 May 2005, 1pm
- Frahm-Arp (University of Warwick), Bourdieu and Professional Pentecostal Women in South Africa
Wednesday 4 May 2005, 1pm
- Michelle Obeid (LSE): 'Soft hands' and unblemished faces: 'Women's modernities' in a Lebanese village
Wednesday 2 March 2005
- Shailaja Paik (University of Warwick): Voices of Dalit Women from Pune
Friday 12th Nov, 5pm
- Beckie Coleman (Goldsmith College, University of London): Mobile Heterosexuality? Girls' Experiences of Their Bodies Through Boys and Friends
Wednesday 17th Nov, 1pm
- Giulia Garofalo (University of East London): Prostitution as an sexuo-economic transaction
Wednesday 1st Dec, 1pm
- Barbra Wallace (University of East London): Gender Revisited: meanings of sustainability from the perspective of community-based social entrepreneurs
Wednesday 15th Dec, 1pm
- Nibedita Shankar (University of Warwick): Women headed-households and their vulnerabilities to multiple natural hazards in Orissa: a missing element in disaster response