NGender-Seminars in Gender Studies
University of Sussex, Spring 2010
NGender is an interdisciplinary seminar series on gender-related issues, which will take place during the Spring Term of the 2009-2010 academic year.There are approximately 100 DPhil students across Sussex who work in gender related projects. This shows that Sussex is still leading the field in gender scholarship but it also indicates the need for a sense of community amongst these students. NGender is organized by doctoral students and aims to bring together researchers/faculty/recently graduated doctorates from widely divergent fields to share perspectives of their work.
It also aims to function as a networking event for doctoral students and provide a space where they can also present their work-in-progress and get feedback from peers and faculty. In addition to providing an opportunity to receive feedback, the seminars aim at enriching the way we think and speak about research today. It hopes to enable participants investigate, evaluate and connect with current trends and new developments in scholarship and research.Each seminar will open with a short presentation of approximately 20 minutes, followed by discussion and questions.We welcome proposals from researchers working in the following indicative list of themes and topics.
- Media and Cultural Production (representation, publics,
- Digital technologies and social change
- Transsexuality, Transgender and Intersexuality
- Embodiment (medicalisation, disability, genetics,
- biotechnologies, brain and behavior, posthumanism, reproduction)
- Religions and Spirituality
- Arts and Art History
Please send your proposal (300 words) for a 20 minute presentation and a biography (including name, degree, year and research interests). Abstracts must be received by 13 December 2009 to be considered.
Please direct all submissions and inquiries to the Ngender Seminars Team at: