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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  • 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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  • Seminar: Dr Clarissa Smith – Talking about pornography in everyday life: what can be learned from talking to audiences?

    Despite the heat of debates about pornography - its meanings and impacts - we still know very little about the quotidian consumption of porn. In this presentation Clarissa will draw on findings from a complex online questionnaire into the meanings and pleasures of pornography, which garnered more than 5,000 responses.  The data suggests that pornographic materials have intricate meanings in respondents' everyday lives and multiple significances for their senses of themselves as sexual subjects.

    Time and Location Details

    22nd February 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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  • Two people in swimming costumes jump joyfully into a wide river.

    Two new books by CIGS members

    Karen Throsby's Immersion:Marathon swimming, embodiment and identity is out now with Manchester University Press. Rosemary Lucy Hill's Gender, Metal and the Media is just published with Palgrave.

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