This semester, CIGS is organising two reading groups around the theme of “Anger”. The dates and readings are listed below. Both sessions will be held in the postgraduate common room in the Social Sciences Building (Rm 11.09). Tuesday 29th October, 1-2pm Lorde, Audre (1981) “The uses of anger” Women’s Studies...
Wednesday 13th February, 12 – 13.30pm, Rm 12.21 / 25 in School of Sociology & Social Policy, Univ. of Leeds Over the past few years entrepreneurs such as Ella Mills (Deliciously Ella), Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley (Hemsley + Hemsley) and Madeleine Shaw (Get the Glow) have achieved extraordinary levels of cultural...
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
On Monday 23rd July 2018, CIGS and FLAG will be hosting a conference and workshop exploring academic and practitioner responses to the #metoo campaign.
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 Details15th March 2017
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 Details1st March 2017
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 Details22nd February 2017
Date: 28 January 2015, 5.00pm Location: Room 12.21 and 12.25 Social Sciences Building
Date: 03 December 2014, 5.00pm Location: Room 12.21 and 12.25 Social Sciences Building
Thursday October 30th 2014, 4.00-6.00pm Bowland North, Seminar Room 10, Lancaster University Public Lecture by Prof. Rosalind Gill: ‘Love Your Body and Hate It’ and roundtable.