The Gender and Sexualities Research Centre

City, University of London

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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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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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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‘Women’s Safety: Sexual Harassment, Violence, and Unwanted Behaviour and Attention’ – Leeds Becket Panel Event with Dr Jessica Simpson

Dr Jessica Simpson of the GSRC wrote up her reflections on the event As Leeds Beckett Sociology Department alumni (or Leeds Met back in my day!), I was kindly invited by organiser and chair Dr Christopher Till, to talk on a panel – alongside Dr Natalia Gerodetti, Emily Turner (Women Friendly Leeds), Em Hubberstey (Reclaim the Streets)…

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GSRC online writing retreat 6 & 7 July 2021

GSRC ONLINE WRITING RETREAT 6 & 7 July 2021 9:30-2pm Do you need help finding the time and space to write, to focus on your writing, and to develop your writing plans? This writing retreat, which takes place online over 2 short days between 9:30-2pm, will involve both free writing and structured writing to targets…

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Feminist Digital Ethnography roundtable

On the 25th January, we welcomed our fantastic speakers Francesca Sobande, Ingrid Brudvig, and Zoë Glatt for a roundtable event on Feminist Digital Ethnography as part of our Advanced Feminist Methods and Skills series. Here, timely and urgent questions were raised around the ethics and challenges of conducting feminist research online. Such questions included examining…

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Professor Rosalind Gill’s new report published on International Women’s Day

Professor Rosalind Gill at the GSRC is publishing a new report on March 8th to mark International Women’s day. The report, Changing the Perfect Picture: Smartphones, Social Media and Appearance Pressures, is based on research with 175 young women and nonbinary people in the UK. Ranging over many issues from the experience of lockdown, to…

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Difficult conversations: A feminism and methodology workshop with Róisín Ryan-Flood

Laura Favaro’s reflections on the day As part of our ongoing series ‘Advanced feminist research methods and skills’, on 15th January Dr Róisín Ryan-Flood (University of Essex) ran a workshop on ‘Difficult Conversations’, which was attended by PhD Students and other Early Career Researchers across the world and different disciplines. Usefully drawing on a diverse…

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