News and Events

CIGS is delighted to welcome Professor Kathy Davis (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands), who will be giving a paper as part of the SSP Research Seminar Series on Weds 10th February (12 -1.30pm). All are welcome and no registration is required – you can find the link to join the seminar at...

We are delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Marie Hall (Reader in Human Geography, University of Manchester), who will be giving a paper as part of the SSP Research Seminar Series on Wednesday 3rd February, 12-1.30pm. Title, abstract and information for how to join the talk are below. All are welcome....

Unfortunately, this year, CIGS members won’t have the chance to celebrate graduation and the start of the Christmas break together in person, but we still want to make sure that we have an opportunity to mark everyone’s amazing achievements in this most extraordinary of years. So… on Friday 11th December,...

We are pleased to announce that recordings from two recent seminars are now available for viewing. Please click on the seminar titles to access the recordings. The first is from the seminar by Dr Anna Bull on 11th November, 2020, entitled: “They were making it up as they were going...

Karen Throsby will be giving a paper as part of the SSP research seminar series on Wednesday 2 December, 12.00 – 1.30pm. The paper will draw on her ongoing research on the social life of sugar (see details below) and will be held on Zoom. Please contact Karen Throsby (k.throsby@leeds.ac.uk)...

  We are excited to announce our first reading group session for this academic year on Wednesday 25th November, 4-5pm. We will be reading a new book, hot off the press today, by Sasha Roseneil, Isobel Crowhurst, Tone Hellund, Ana Cristina Santo and Mariya Stoilova: The Tenacity of the Couple Norm: Intimate...

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...