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CfP: Educating Young People About Sex

Date: April 11-13th, 2014 Place: Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Website: http://www.gender.fss.muni.cz/poradane-akce/67-educating-young-people-about-sex.html AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE This conference aims to highlight the challenges we face in educating young people about sex and the impact that current social and educational discourses and practices may have on young people’s gender […]

Constructing Sexual Subjects – The CSWG Graduate Seminar Series @SocioWarwick

The CSWG Graduate Seminar Series starts off this term with a seminar entitled Constructing Sexual Subjects to be held on Wednesday the 22th of January,5pm-7pm in the Ramphal Builing, room R0.14. Presentations: 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 […]

First “Critsex in the Midlands” event – 14 February 2014 – “Rethinking Foucault”

http://www.criticalsexology.org.uk We are pleased to announce the first “Critical Sexology in the Midlands” event, to be held at the University of Birmingham, on Friday 14th February 2014. RETHINKING FOUCAULT FOR 21ST-CENTURY SEXUALITY STUDIES Organized by Lisa Downing 2-6pm Lecture Theatre 7, Strathcona Building University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT […]

Sexuality Summer School 26 – 30 May: Queer Anatomies

Sexuality Summer School 26 – 30 May: Queer Anatomies Public Events Monday 26 May – 12-2 – lunchtime public lecture: Professor Jasbir Puar (Rutgers) Monday 26 May – 6-8 – film screening at Cornerhouse: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012) followed by Q&A with director Jim Hubbard and Dr.Monica Pearl (Manchester) Tuesday 27 May – 5-7 – public lecture: Professor Valerie Traub (Michigan and Simon […]

Launch of ‘SexGen Northern Network’

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘sexgen Northern Network’. ‘sexgen’ is a collaborative interdisciplinary network bringing together gender and sexuality based research centres around the North of England. We aim to bring academic research, writing and thinking on gender and sexuality into conversation with the […]

Asexuality, Identity and ‘Scratching an Itch’

It’s pretty great when you stumble across people discussing your work on the internet. All the more so when they ask thought-provoking questions which make you reconsider arguments you’ve made in the past and encourage you to explore their limitations: Asexual elitism is an elitist attitude where some asexuals don’t consider […]