Feminisms, Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series 2013/14

The next seminar in the Feminisms, Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series 2013/14  takes place on Thursday 14th November.

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new seminar taking place.  Full details of the 3 upcoming seminars can be found below.

You are very welcome to attend, and we look forward to seeing you there.


Institute Of Education, University Of London

Feminisms, Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series

(CeCeps, Gender and Sexuality SIG, Bloomsbury Gender Network).

These seminars are open to research students, staff and anyone with an interest in policy research.

Seminar Series 2013/14 

Seminar 2: Men, Masculinities and Global Finance: Narratives of Fatherhood
Date: 14 November 2013, 13.00-14.00
Location: Room 784, 7th Floor, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H OAL

Speaker: Helen Longlands

This seminar explores ways in which a sample of men working in powerful banks in the City of London talk about their work and home lives. It looks particularly at how the shape and form of the global city and corporate finance feeds into the men’s narratives of fatherhood and their expressions of care.

***New seminar added to the programme***

Seminar 3: Negotiating Desire: Girls’ Material Needs and Sexuality in a Tanzanian School

Date:  Friday 22nd November 2013  2pm-3.15pm

LocationRoom 780, 7th Floor, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H

Speaker: Joan DeJaeghere, University of Minnesota

Seminar 4: (LGBTQ focus): Cultural Cisgenderism
Date10 December 2013, 17.30-19.00 (Followed by informal drinks in the Student Union bar on level 3)
Location: Room 639, 6th Floor, Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H OAL

Speaker: Natacha Kennedy

Cultural cisgenderism is a discriminatory ideology and one which affects trans people in particular. The aim of this seminar is to analyse the nature of cultural cisgenderism and situate it relative to transphobia. It will also examine instances of cisgenderism in order to present a picture of the nature and functioning of this ideology. It will examine how cultural cisgenderism affects, in particular, the lives of young trans people and trans children, and its effects on research into trans people.

For further information please contact Annette Braun: a.braun@ioe.ac.uk


About the Feminisms, Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series:

Organisers: Jenny Parkes, Emily Henderson, Charley Nussey, Claudia Lapping, Annette Braun

This group is designed for research students and staff to explore their work around feminisms, gender and sexuality. We meet informally about three times a term, twice during lunchtimes and once during the evening; at each session a speaker is invited to reflect upon their ideas as they develop, and to use the discussion space for the exploration of their own questions. Session topics located within diverse disciplines are encouraged. At least one seminar each term addresses LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) research. The session to be held in the evening will be followed by drinks in the bar. 


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