Painful truths: resisting gendered violence against women

Hosted by the Department of Geography and Environment and Department of Gender Studies

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Professor Cathy McIlwaine

Professor Cathy McIlwaine


Professor Eric Neumayer

Professor Eric Neumayer

This lecture discusses the nature of and resistance to gendered violence against women from scalar and interdisciplinary perspectives.

As part of ongoing debates within feminist geography and beyond, the discussion explores the intersections among multiple types of direct and indirect gendered violence across borders and territories. The lecture draws empirically on research conducted over the last 5 years on violence against Brazilian migrant women in London and among women living in the favelas of Maré in Rio de Janeiro. The discussion reflects the feminist co-production of research with a range of organisations and on the role of arts-based methods and engagements in enhancing understandings of gendered violence and through which diverse forms of resistance emerge. 

Meet our speaker and chair

Cathy McIlwaine is Professor of Development Geography and Vice Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy at King's College London.

Eric Neumayer is Professor of Environment and Development in the Department of Geography and Environment at LSE. He is currently LSE's Pro-Director (PVC) Planning and Resources. 

More about this event

This event is part of the Sylvia Chant Lecture Series.

The Sylvia Chant Lectures are organised in memory of Sylvia Chant, Professor of Development Geography.

The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) is a centre of international academic excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social science and climate change.

Established in 1993, LSE Gender (@LSEGenderTweet) is the largest Department of Gender Studies in Europe.

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