News and Events

We are delighted to host the first of this year’s Work In Progress seminars on Weds 3rd November (4 – 5.30pm). These seminars are an opportunity to present any paper or funding bid that you are working on in order to get supportive and constructive feedback. For this seminar, we...

The first CIGS reading group of the year is on Wednesday 27th October, 4-5.30pm. We will be discussing Sophie Lewis’ Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (2019, Verso Books). Below is the blurb for the book on the publisher’s website (click on the link above for more information, including a...

We are excited to announce our programme of events for this term. All events will be online and all are welcome to join. Further details will be circulated by email and on the CIGS website . You can also follow us on Twitter @CIGSLeeds for regular updates. We’re looking forward...

CIGS members were deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Matthew Wilkinson, who played a key role in the centre over the years. Here, Ruth Holliday shares her memories of Matthew. Matthew Wilkinson 1972-2021 I had recently taken over as Director for the Centre of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from...

Coping With and Thinking About the Big C: The Experience and Reflections of a Young Feminist after a Breast Cancer Diagnosis ‘It is cancer’. An experienced surgeon with grey hair who seemed like the chief of the clinic, sitting in front of me, staring straight into my eyes, announced the...

We are pleased to announce an exciting programme of events for the coming semester. These talks are all part of the School of Sociology and Social Policy’s research seminar series, and all events are free with no need to register. We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Please click on...

We are delighted to welcome: Speaker: Hongwei Bao  (University of Nottingham) to present Title: Digital Video Activism: Queer Media in China Chair:  Ruth Holliday Abstract:  This talk introduces queer media activism in contemporary China. The past thirty years has not only seen the formation of sexual identities and communities in...

We are delighted to welcome: Speaker: Francesca Sobande, University of Cardiff Chair:  Kim Allen Title: The Internet’s “Transnational” Boyfriend: Digital (Re)presentations of Celebrity Men Abstract: This talk explores online (re)presentations of famous men and masculinities, and the surrounding concept of “the internet’s boyfriend”. Drawing on studies of celebrity, masculinities, marketing,...

We are pleased to announce that Writing Together Tuesdays is back for the new semester. As always, we meet every term-time Tuesday from 2.45 – 5pm, for a couple of hours of structured, quiet, collective writing time. After a brief intro and goal-setting exercise, we all turn our mics and...