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Date and time
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:30
Old Vicarage
United Kingdom

About the Event

Talks are on Thursdays and are free and open to all - no need to book. 

Sessions run from 6.00pm to around 7.30pm in the Old Vicarage (CVC008, next to the church on the  Parkgate/Cheyney Road junction; free parking), University of Chester.

17th Oct. 2019

  • Vik Turbine

  • Dr Vik Turbine spent a decade working as a Feminist Politics Lecturer at a Russell Group University. She recently left academia to set up as a freelance writer and coach.

  • From First Generation to Freelance: Why a Feminist Education is Crucial for Working-class Women and Girls.

14th Nov. 2019

  • Clarissa Smith

  • Professor Clarissa Smith, co-founder of the journal Porn Studies, works in the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland.

  • Porn Literacy Without Porn Studies?

12th Dec. 2019

  • Marzia Mauriello

  • Dr Marzia Mauriello is Adjunct Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Magna Græcia (Italy), and Postdoc Research Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Naples.

  • The Neapolitan "Femminielli": An Anthropological Analysis.

16th Jan. 2020

  • Heather Widdows

  • Professor Heather Widdows is John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Impact) at the University of Birmingham, and the author of Perfect Me.

  • Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal.

13th Feb. 2020

  • Kaitlynn Mendes

  • Dr Kaitlynn Mendes is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, and co-author of Digital Feminist Activism.

  • #MeToo and the Everyday Experiences of Digital Feminist Activism.

March 2020

  • Watch this Space!
  • The IGS & the Diversity Festival.
  • Two very special events to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020.

16th Apr. 2020

  • Anna Jackson
  • Paralympian Anna Jackson retired from international wheelchair basketball after 10 years and more than 80 GB caps. She is a coach and mentor who speaks openly about sexuality and mental illness.
  • ‘This is me’: Living Authentically Beyond Stigma.

14th May 2020

  • Students enrolled on the MRes in Gender Studies, 2019–2020.
  • Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester.
  • MRes students showcase their dissertation plans in a series of short talks.

For further information on these events, or on any aspect of the work of the Institute, please contact: Professor Emma Rees.



Old Vicarage
United Kingdom