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APOLOGIES: THIS EVENT HAS HAD TO BE CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED (TIME / DATE TBC) We’re delighted to announce the next CIGS Work-In-Progress seminar. These seminars are a chance for colleagues to introduce work they are developing in order to get feedback. The events are intended as a constructive...

We are looking forward to the final CIGS reading group for this academic year on Wednesday 4th May (4-5.30pm). We will be discussing Alison Kafer’s Feminist Queer Crip. This abstract from the publisher’s website gives a good overview of the book: “In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for...

We’re delighted to invite you to our next reading group, which will be held on Weds 16th March (4 – 5.30pm) on Zoom (see link at the bottom of the page). For this session, we will be reading Shon Faye’s  The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Allen Lane, 2021)....

  For this session, we will be reading and discussing Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent by Katherine Angel (Verso, 2021). We are also delighted to welcome Katherine, who will be joining us. The Verso website gives this summary of the book: Women...

We are delighted to announce the schedule for this semester’s CIGS reading group. Below you can find a brief listing of the programme – click on the book titles for more details and the Zoom link (available 3 weeks before each reading group). All are welcome. You do not need...

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...