Tuesday 20th June 2017

2 pm – 7:30 pm 

Room B200 – University Building, City, University of London 

New and established scholars and activists reflect on old questions and new challenges. Please join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion at City, University of London to be followed by drinks and refreshments.

Speakers include:

Sue Jackson (VUW, New Zealand) talks about her work with girls on feminism

Roisin Ryan Flood (Essex) reports on her interviews about internet dating

Josie Reade (RMIT, Australia) opens up new ways of thinking about ‘fitspo’

Maree Martinussen (Auckland, New Zealand) explores practices of intimacy in female friendships.

Anastasia Powell (RMIT, Australia) talks about her new book Sexual Violence in a Digital Age

Laura Thompson (City, London) explores sexual harassment on mobile dating apps

Celiya Koster (activist/student, London) discusses co-founding a new intersectional feminist magazine, Typical Girls

We are delighted to announce that the symposium will be followed by two very special keynote presentations by Winnie M Li and Rowan Ellis (6-7.30 PM)

Winnie M Li, author, activist, researcher (LSE) will talk about her extraordinary new novel Dark Chapter, discussing ‘Narrating Lived Experiences of Sexual Violence through Crime Fiction’

Rowan Ellis (‘queer feminist geek’) will discuss her phenomenal campaign to get YouTube to lift their LGBTQ+ restrictions

This event is free and open to all – click here to sign up!

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the nature of the issues being discussed, some people may find parts of this symposium distressing.