Gender Department Research Events

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Lent Term Events Programme 

Academic Freedoms

Academic Freedom and the Scholarship of Justice and Transformation 

Wednesday 18th January 2023, 5.30-7pm. 
The event recording will be available here soon. 


This LSE Conversation brought together leading scholars who research and teach on questions of social and political transformation in contemporary times.

Speakers: Clare Hemmings (LSE), Niraja Gopal Jayal (LSE & King's College) and Mary Evans (LSE)

Chair: Shakuntala Banaji (LSE)



Capabilities, Empowerment and Citizenship: a homage to my “influencers” 

Wednesday 22nd March 2023, 6-7.30pm

Speaker: Naila Kabeer (LSE)

Respondents: Ruth Lister (Loughborough) and Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS)
Chair: Wendy Sigle (LSE)



Michaelmas Term Events & Recordings


African Feminisms for Abolitionist Futures: the speculative geography of African women’s political dissent

Speaker: SM Rodriguez (LSE)

Chair: Aiko Holvikivi (LSE)

Watch a recording of the event on YouTube




Transnational ‘Anti-Gender’ Movements and Resistance: narratives and interventions

Speakers: Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley - online), Sonia Corrêa (Sexuality Policy Watch), Françoise Vergès (antiracist decolonial theorist and writer - online)
Chairs: Clare Hemmings (LSE) and Sumi Madhok (LSE)

Watch a recording of the event on YouTube - View 1 and View 2