News and Events

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...

We are delighted to welcome Dr Bethany Robertson, who will be giving a paper as part of the School of Sociology and Social Policy research seminar series, entitled Entanlgments of othering: women farmers’ negotiations of family background and gender identities. All are welcome and no registration is required. Please join using the Zoom...

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....