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Date and time
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:30

About the Event

Talks are on Thursdays, are free, and are open to all (with or without any connections to the University).

Sessions run from 6:00pm to around 7:30pm; all will be run online on MS Teams. Simply email me to express your interest in that month’s talk, and I’ll send you a link so that you can join us.

Schedule of Talks


Professor Sasha Roseneil - Common Knowledge? Understanding, representations and memories of Greenham Forty Years On     

Sasha Roseneil is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Historical Science, and Pro-Provost (Equity & Inclusion) at UCL. She is the author of two books about Greenham Common, published – as she says – a long time ago now!

Prof. Roseneil will be introduced by IGS MRes graduate Declan Penrose.


Dr Coco d’Hont - How Female Is the Future? Unpacking Gender in Contemporary Metal Music

Coco d’Hont is the author of Extreme States: The Evolution of American Transgressive Fiction (2019). Her research focuses on horror fiction, pop music, and its intersections with gender and sexuality.

Dr d’Hont will be introduced by IGS PhD student Holly Royle.


Dr Sharif Mowlabocus - Interrogating Homonormativity: Gay Male Culture after Marriage Equality

Sharif Mowlabocus is an Associate Professor at Fordham University, NYC.

His research explores 21st-century gay male culture, representation and politics. He has authored two books: Gaydar Culture (2010) and Interrogating Homonormativity (2021).

Dr Mowlabocus will be introduced by IGS PhD student Liz Hendy.


Professor Virginia Braun  - Thematic analysis: (Don’t) believe the hype!             

A feminist critical health psychologist at The University of Auckland, Virginia Braun is also passionate about qualitative researching. With collaborator Victoria Clarke, she recently published Thematic Analysis: A Practical Guide.

Professor Braun will be introduced by IGS PhD student Gill Badrock.


Professor Sally Hines - Gender Fluidity: Progress and Pushbacks in the UK Today  

Professor Sally Hines is Chair of Sociology at the University of Sheffield. Her book, Is Gender Fluid?: A Primer for the 21st Century, was published in 2020. Sally’s currently working on two large ESRC-funded projects, one looking at trans masculine pregnancy and one addressing young people’s experiences of gender.

Professor Hines will be introduced by IGS PhD student Kate Naylor.

In March 2022 the IGS will once again be working with the University’s annual Diversity Festival to bring you some really exciting events – watch this space!


Dr Laura Marks - Alice in Pornoland: Reclaiming Feminine Subjectivity in Neo- Victorian Pornographies            

Laura Helen Marks is a Professor of Practice at Tulane University (New Orleans).

She researches porn genres and is author of Alice in Pornoland: Hardcore Encounters with the Victorian Gothic (2018).

Dr Marks will be introduced by IGS PhD student Claire Bennett.


IGS Student Showcase - Students enrolled on the MRes in Gender Studies, 2021-22

IGS MRes students showcase their research in a series of short talks.