We are pleased to confirm our programme for this year’s annual conference! Click on the link to download as a PDF: Updated Conference Programme



A one-day conference organized by NGender, the University of Sussex’s gender and sexuality research collective

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

University of Sussex, Fulton 202


9-9:30 a.m.                      Registration

 9:30-10 a.m.                   Academic Speed-Dating

 10-11:30 a.m.                 Panel: Struggle & Resistance through Discourse

Chair: Chelsea Olsen (University of Sussex)

 ‘“Coming Out” as Hairy’: Readers’ Letters in Spare Rib Magazine as a Site of Struggle and Platform for Resistance — Laura Cofield (University of Sussex)

Towards a Critical Recuperation of Terry McMillan — Gwynne George (Independent Scholar)

What Is Coercive Control? Building a Theoretical Model of Domestic Abuse — Cassandra Wiener (University of Sussex)

 11:30-11:45 a.m.                Coffee/Tea Break

 11:45-12:45 p.m.                Panel: Online Feminisms

Chair: Ida Maria Kjærulff Ottesen (University of Sussex)

 Online Intersectional Feminism in Brazil: Resisting the Conservative Turn — Joana Perrone (University of Sussex)

Raise Awareness and Employ Routine Workplace Resistance to Challenge Gender Inequality at Work — Maria Silvia d’Avolio (University of Sussex)

 12:45-2 p.m.                      Lunch

 2-3 p.m.                              Workshop

The Harm that Has a Name: Street Harassment at the Intersections — Brigitte Temel (University of Vienna)

 3-3:15 p.m.                        Coffee/Tea Break

 3:15-4:45 p.m.                  Panel: Resistance across the Globe

Chair: Matthew Lecznar (University of Sussex)

 Gender and Hamas in Palestine — Minna Cowper-Coles (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Developing a Psycho-Social Framework for the Study of Non-Hegemonic Fathering Practices in Pakistan — Nehaal Bajwa (SOAS, University of London)

Pink Vigilantism: Protection and Parrhesia in the Gulabi Gang’s India — Béatrice Châteauvert-Gagnon (University of Sussex)

 4:45-5 p.m.                       Closing Remarks & Performance

Dr. Lyn Thomas, Professor of Cultural Studies (Sussex), accompanied by a performance by Rise Up Singing

5-7 p.m.                               Drinks Reception — IDS Bar



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