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The Three Worlds of Indian Citizenship
Tuesday 2 December | 6.45-8.15pm | New Theatre, East Building
Niraja Gopal Jayal is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. She is the author of Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History (Harvard, 2013) and is currently visiting professor at King's India Institute.
Co-hosted with LSE's Department of Government and the King's India Institute.
Anarchism and Sexuality
Thursday 4 December | 6.30-8pm | New Theatre, East Building
In the Gender Institute's public discussion 'Anarchism and Sexuality', Martha Acklesberg, Richard Cleminson and Terence Kissack will explore the importance of the relationship between anarchism and sexuality to our comprehension of sexual politics.
Co-hosted by the University of Leeds Humanities Research Institute.
Sex in the Archives: Collecting and Interpreting Erotic Materials
Monday 8 December | 6.30-7.30pm | NAB.2.04, New Academic Building
Many LGBTQ archives collect and make available erotic materials including magazines, ephemera, commercial and amateur photographs, personal writings, and objects such as sex toys and art. What are the challenges of acquiring and cataloguing the historical traces of sexual desire? How do researchers interpret them and how can they be used in exhibits and other public history work?
Gender, Human Rights and Methodological Issues Roundtable
Wednesday 10 December | 6-7.30pm | EAS.E304, East Building
This roundtable is concerned with current methodological issues that preoccupy scholars when teaching or researching on gender and human rights. Participants include Amanda Conroy, Sumi Madhok, Lindah Mhando, Anne Phillips and Leticia Sabsay.
Parades, Parties and Pests: Contradictions of Everyday Life in Peacekeeping Economies
Wednesday 21 January | 5.30-6.30pm | NAB.1.04, New Academic Building
Dr Marsha Henry is Associate Professor at the Gender Institute. Her research interests focus on three main research areas: gender and development; gender and militarisation; and qualitative methodologies.
This research seminar is based on studies conducted in the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia in 2006 and 2012. Dr Henry argues that peacekeepers' everyday experiences reflect a series of contradictory identities and performances in regard to their national militaries, labour and leisure time, and gender roles.
Gender and the Politics of Shame: An Irish Solution to an Irish Problem?
Tuesday 17 February | 6-7.30pm | Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
Dr Clara Fischer is a Newton International Fellow at the Gender Institute for the period January 2014-2016. Her work is interdisciplinary, spanning the broad fields of philosophy, political science, and gender studies. She specialises in feminist-pragmatism, and is the author of Gendered Readings of Change: A Feminist-Pragmatist Approach and co-editor (with Mary McAuliffe, UCD) of Irish Feminisms: Past, Present and Future. Her research has appeared in journals such as POLITICS, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, and Studies in Social Justice.
Marysia Zalewski Research Seminar
Tuesday 17 March | 6-7.30pm | Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
Professor Marysia Zalewski is Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Aberdeen. She has published widely in the area of feminist theory, gender and international relations. Recent and current research includes Re-thinking the Man Question: Sex, Gender and Violence in International Relations (co-edited with Jane Parpart), Zed Press, London, 2008 and Exquisite Corpse: Feminist International Relations (to be published with Routledge).
Reparations and the Human
Tuesday 5 May | 6.30-8pm | Venue TBA
David L. Eng is Richard L. Fisher Professor of English at The University of Pennsylvania. His areas of specialization include American literature, Asian American studies, Asian diaspora, psychoanalysis, critical race theory, queer studies, gender studies, and visual culture.
Raewyn Connell Public Lecture
Monday 18 May | 6.30-8pm | Venue TBA
Raewyn Connell is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sydney and has been a key theorist in founding the study of hegemonic masculinities. Connell has also made valuable contributions to various fields of study including southern theory, class, education and sexuality.
Hosted in association with Feminist Theory as their annual public lecture. Feminist Theory is an international peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism.