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The Centre brings together over 170 academic staff from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and healthcare studies.

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All staff in the Centre are research active and have good rates of attracting research funding.

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We strongly believe in research-led teaching, and so leading researchers in the Centre lecture on their specialist subjects and their cutting edge expertise feeds into our learning and teaching.

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Rosemary Lucy Hill discusses sexual harassment, assault and groping at live music events, and what can be done about it....

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Professor Ruth Holliday has been writing about 'designer vagina's. Her chapter 'Vagina dialogues: theorizing the "designer vagina"' is published in Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World (Routledge).

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Greg Hollin discusses how we need to think about kinship more broadly if we to understand the implications of animal cloning for medical purposes.

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100 years on from women gaining the right to vote in the UK what does having vote mean to women in Britain? Rosemary Lucy Hill spoke to colleagues in the School of Sociology and Social Policy about their personal feelings regarding the vote. Their responses reveal a mixture of valuing the right to vote, frustration with the current political system, noting the distance still to travel and a strong sense of pride in our great grandmothers’ arguments, organisation and determination.

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Join us in this event where we will be “Challenging Academic Debates: Situating Decolonial Science, Art and Faith in the Syllabus”, in celebration of the Black History Month. 25th and 26th October 2018, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

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On Monday 23rd July 2018, CIGS and FLAG will be hosting a conference and workshop exploring academic and practitioner responses to the #metoo campaign.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Rosemary Lucy Hill discusses sexual harassment, assault and groping at live music events, and what can be done about it....

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Greg Hollin discusses how we need to think about kinship more broadly if we to understand the implications of animal cloning for medical purposes.

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100 years on from women gaining the right to vote in the UK what does having vote mean to women in Britain? Rosemary Lucy Hill spoke to colleagues in the School of Sociology and Social Policy about their personal feelings regarding the vote. Their responses reveal a mixture of valuing the right to vote, frustration with the current political system, noting the distance still to travel and a strong sense of pride in our great grandmothers’ arguments, organisation and determination.

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Faiza Tayyab, PhD candidate, School of Sociology and Social Policy, discusses the need to consider the different contexts of women's lives if we are to understand the shape of gendered violence in Pakistan.

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