NGender Programme Spring/Summer 2011

You are invited to this year’s NGENDER Postgrad seminars in Gender studies, at the University of Sussex. The seminars are interdisciplinary and organised by Doctoral students in the School of Media Film and Music. Please see below the programme for the seminars. All seminars will take place

every Tuesday at 1pm, in SB 317.

Please direct all inquiries to

Download programme: ngender_prog2011a

The first presentation will be on the 18th January (week 2) – see abstract below. All welcome!

18th January

Dr Maribel Blázquez Rodriguez (Institute Development Studies & Universidad Complutense Madrid )

‘Sexual And Reproductive Policy In Spain’

25th January

Jane Traies (Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, Sussex)

‘The Lives of British Lesbians Over Sixty: Early findings’

Chair: Dr Rachel Cohen

1st February

Maria do Mar Pereira (Gender Institute, LSE)

‘Gender Studies is Relevant But…: Interrogating the Partial Recognition of Feminist Scholarship in the Social Sciences’

Chair: Dr. Shamira Meghani

8th February

Benjamin Michael Litherland (Media and Film, Sussex)

‘Hitman vs Fatton’s Tale of the Tape: Boxing, Binging and Masculinity’

Chair: Nick McGlynn


15th February

Michal Jahns (Media, Culture and Language, Roehampton University)

‘Debating Gender and Language’

Chair: Dr Olu Jenzen

1st March

Rachel Wood (Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, Sussex)

‘Intelligible sexualities in and out of the closet”

Chair: Andy Medhurst

8th March

Cassandra Smith (English, Sussex)

‘Reclaiming Scars: Thinking through Trans Bodies’

Chair: Dr Akshay Khanna

15th March

Aristea Fotopoulou (Centre for Digital Material Culture, Sussex)

‘Feminist publics and policy shifts around egg donation’

Chair: Dr Kate O’Riordan

3rd May

Amanda Kidd (Education and Sociology, University of Bristol)

‘Beauty Therapy Training: Symbolic Violence and the Reproduction of Femininity’

Chair: Laurence Clennett-Sirois

10th May

Hannah Warren (Social Anthropology, Sussex)

‘The ideologies and practice of gender and development work in Ghana’

Chair: Synne Laastad Dyvik

17th May

Wibke Straube (Gender Studies, Linköping University)

‘Synaesthetic Politics and Transgender Films’

Chair: Daniel Ploeger


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