Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and contemporary panics around health and body size.
Karen Throsby's Immersion:Marathon swimming, embodiment and identity is out now with Manchester University Press. Rosemary Lucy Hill's Gender, Metal and the Media is just published with Palgrave.
CIGS Christmas Collection - please donate sanitary towels and tampons for women experiencing poverty and using food banks.
CIGS MA student, Olivia Morris, writes about gender imbalances in sport reporting.
Tuesday 13th December, 4-6pm, Social Sciences Building 12.21 / 25. Come along to the CIGS Christmas Celebration - all welcome.
Real meals: radical diets, science and the masculinisation of weight loss Wednesday 7th December 2016 12:00-13:30 Social Sciences Building 12.21/25 All welcome
Date: 14 November 2012, 5.00pm Location: Seminar Room, Beech Grove House Dr João Manuel de Oliveira: Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and University of Porto
Dr Jane Chi Hyun Park – South Korean Beauty as Transnational Pan-Asian Aesthetic: Reading Around and Beyond 200 Pounds Beauty
Date: 30 October 2012, 5.00pm Location: Seminar Room, Beech Grove House Dr. Jane Chi Hyun Park, senior lecturer in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Date: 25 October 2012, 5.00pm Location: Western Lecture Theatre - Leeds University Business School
Forthcoming Feminisms: Gender Activism, Politics and Theories Organised by the BSA Gender Study Group & the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds
Date: 26 October 2012, 9.00am Location: Weetwood Hall Hotel, Leeds Keynote Speakers: Julia Downes (Durham); Imogen Tyler (Lancaster) This one day conference will seek to explore the contemporary landscape of gender politics and theory at a crucial moment of feminist resurgence.