Ideals of Equality: feminisms in the twenty-first century

Hosted by the Forum for European Philosophy and LSE Literary Festival

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building,


Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

Professor Sophie-Grace Chappell

Professor Heidi Mirza

Professor Heidi Mirza

Professor Jacqueline Rose

Professor Jacqueline Rose

Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams


Danielle Sands

What is the future for feminism? How does feminism interact with concerns about other forms of oppression, such as those based on race and class? Is there one feminist movement or many? If there are many, how should they relate to one another? In this panel, our speakers will discuss these questions and ask what the future holds for feminism(s).

Sophie-Grace Chappell is Professor of Philosophy at the Open University. Her recent book Intuition, Theory, and Anti-Theory in Ethics was published by OUP. Her current work focuses on the relation between theory and experience in ethics, and in particular about the transformative power of ‘epiphanies’, and their central role in the generation of our reasons and other motivations.

Heidi Mirza (@HeidiMirza) is Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is known for her pioneering research on race, gender and identity in education and has an international reputation for championing equality and human rights for women and young people through educational reform. As one of the first female professors of colour in UK she was awarded the prestigious # Eight Women of Colour Awards in 2014. She is author of several best-selling books including, Young Female and Black, which was voted in the BERA top 40 most influential educational studies in Britain. Her other publications include Black British Feminism, and Race, Gender, and Educational Desire: Why black women succeed and fail and most recently, Respecting Difference: Race, Faith, and Culture for Teacher Educators.

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London. Her recent book Women in Dark Times has just been published by Bloomsbury. She has also authored Sexuality in the Field of VisionThe Haunting of Sylvia PlathStates of FantasyThe Question of ZionThe Last ResistanceProust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East and the novel Albertine. She is a regular writer for The London Review of Books and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Zoe Williams (@zoesqwilliams) is a writer and journalist, author of Get it Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics. She is best known as a Guardian columnist, but her work has also appeared in the SpectatorNOW magazine, the New Statesman and the Evening Standard

Danielle Sands is Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture at Royal Holloway and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

This event forms part of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 2016, taking place from Monday 22 - Saturday 27 February 2016, with the theme 'Utopias'.

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