News and Events

CIGS is delighted to host its first research seminar for this academic year and we are excited to welcome Dr Anna Bull, who will be talking about her campaigning and research on staff-student sexual harassment in UK Higher Education. See abstract below for further details. The event will be held online on Wednesday 11...

CIGS will be hosting its first work-in-progress seminar of the year on Wednesday 21st October, 4-5pm. These seminars are an opportunity for staff and students to get feedback ongoing writing projects and are intended to provide a supportive space to engage with each others’ work. At the first seminar, Karen...

During lockdown, we began holding afternoon ‘Writing Together’ sessions once a week. It began as an experiment, but as time went on, we accumulated over 30 participants from 6 universities, with several people joining in from their lockdown locations overseas. In the subsequent months, a number of essays, dissertations, PhD...

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” ― Angela Y. Davis As many of us witness the biggest civil rights movement in history from our living room (1), it is easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless, particularly if you...

I spent 2019 conducting ethnographic fieldwork in and around professional wrestling as part of my project into concussion in contact sport. Wrestling is an unusual beast that sits somewhere in between sport and theatre – the impacts and toll on the body are very real, but the performances are choreographed...

CIGS members want to express our solidarity with all those involved in, or affected by, recent Black Lives Matter protests following the killing by police of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade in the USA. We know that these events have been deeply traumatic for all those committed to...

For the last couple of months, we’ve been running the CIGS Writing Together Wednesdays, attracting gender studies students and scholars from both within and beyond Leeds to enjoy some quiet, focused, collaborative writing time. Due to recent scheduling difficulties, these have now been moved to Tuesdays, 1.45 – 4pm (from...

As we continue to come to terms with our changing lives and environments in the face of COVID-19, CIGS is launching “Writing Together Wednesdays” – a chance to gather online to engage in a couple of hours of friendly, collective writing. We will meet at 1.45 on Zoom each Wednesday...