Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Social Sciences Building
Leeds, LS2 9JT
UK

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  • My Degree Explained: Gender Studies MA

    Olivia Morris explains what it is like doing an MA in Gender Studies at Leeds.

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  • Sugar Rush: Science, Obesity and the Social Life of Sugar

    Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and  contemporary panics around health and body size.

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  • Seminar: ‘Anyone can edit’, not everyone does: Wikipedia and the gender gap

    Less than ten percent of Wikipedia editors are women, an imbalance which can be read as yet another case of the masculine culture of technoscience. However, Wikipedia’s infrastructure introduces new and less visible sources of gender disparity. In this talk I present a consolidated analysis of the gendering of Wikipedia.

    Time and Location Details

    15th March 2017
    12:00 – 13:30
    Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
    This event is free to attend and no booking is required.

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  • Seminar: Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill – Persuasive Data: the use of data and visualisation in abortion campaigning

    Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.

    Time and Location Details

    1st March 2017
    12:00 – 13:30
    Room 12.21 and 12.25, Social Sciences Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.
    This event is free to attend and no booking is required.

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