The Gender and Sexualities Research Centre

City, University of London

Queer Data Lecture by Kevin Guyan

Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Dr Kevin Guyan for our first in-person event this term. Kevin delivered an extremely generative talk around his new book “Queer Data: Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for Action” (Bloomsbury Academic) which looks at queer data (data relating to gender, sex, sexual orientation and trans identity/history)….

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Iranian Women in Protest

Post by Pardis Asadi Zeidabadi (Visiting Lecturer, Sociology/Criminology at City) On 16 September 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22 years old Kurdish woman from the Saqeez city of Iran, died whilst in taken to custody by the ‘morality police’ for wearing her hijab too loosely. Her death ignited not only protest in Iran, but also around the…

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New Directions in Feminism and Media PhD Symposium

Many thanks to our speakers Kirsty Harrod and Shaniece Martin who have shared their reflections on the day: Kirsty Harrod PhD Candidate Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, Coventry University “The New Directions in Feminism and Media conference in May brought together researchers from field across academia to present and discuss their work relating to…

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From offline to online: An unplanned virtual viva experience

Yvonne Ehrstein of the GSRC has passed her viva in April and reflects on the experience of having a viva in post/Corona times. Examined by Professor Shani Orgad from LSE and Dr Jilly Kay from Leicester, I found my recent viva a deeply inspiring and rewarding way of concluding my PhD journey. My thesis is…

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Ruyue (Ruby) Liu

I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at City, the University of London, under the supervision of Professor Rosalind Gill and Dr Lia Litosseliti. My project analyses Chinese social media influencers from a (post)feminism perspective, intending to figure out how the affective and psychic life of females have been shaped in the…

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Maria Carbajales

PhD Researcher – Department of Sociology / GSRC I began my PhD in October 2021, which is a mixed methods project that researches how people’s perceptions of sexuality and relationships change by using mobile dating apps. My research interests are technology and how it affects our daily life. Specifically the transformation of intimacy, postfeminism, neoliberalism,…

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Ethnic minority and migrant women’s struggles in accessing healthcare during COVID-19: an intersectional analysis

GSRC Organising Committee Members Dr Sabrina Germain & Dr Adrienne Yong draw attention to an overlooked area of the recent pandemic. In their recent published paper in the interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Research, Dr Sabrina Germain & Dr Adrienne Yong (Senior Lecturers at The City Law School) shine a spotlight on an area of the…

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GSRC Feminist Collaging Workshop with Asma Istwani

Last month, we had the delight of hosting collage, paint, and mixed-media artist, Asma Istwani as she lead an online collaging workshop. Here, we learnt about the different types of collage as Asma guided us through tips and techniques, as well as discussed the ways collaging can be used as a method of expressing feminist…

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Women’s rage: New research project

Rosalind Gill and Laura Favaro are part of the international research team for a new project on ‘The mediatization of women’s rage: frames of intelligibility and narrative transformation strategies’. It follows from a large project on the resignification of women as victims (2016-2019) (see remuvic.eu), and has been awarded a three-year grant from the Spanish…

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GSRC PhD reading group – Legacy Russel’s ‘Glitch Feminism’

Words by Hannah Curran-Troop (City) and Annelot Prins (FU Berlin) In our recent GSRC PhD reading group, we had the delight of discussing Legacy Russel’s brilliant manifesto, Glitch Feminism. As a text characterised by cyberculture and online community, it felt particularly pertinent to discuss this in the virtual space of zoom, and within the wider…

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