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‘Thinking Gender Justice’

First Annual Conference of UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities

22nd – 24th May 2018

University College Dublin, Ireland

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Emerging feminisms and gender studies have over the last decade and more placed an increased emphasis on an understanding of social relationships, power structures and social change through the intersections of race, class, gender and sexualities. The core question now is how can feminism and gender studies continue to offer critical insights and understandings in the context of the rise of the right, new nationalisms and the growing ethnic, class, gender and religious conflicts, within and between nations-States? And how can gender studies and feminism contribute to current discourses on power (both historical and current), strategies of resistance and formations of solidarity? What kind of space do identity politics and intersectionality occupy in political action? Who gets to frame the language and the scope of debate within feminism, gender and queer studies? How are southern theories and decolonial praxis changing the academy? How does representation in popular culture, media, digital culture, literature and other forms of cultural practice and production promote or challenge forms of gender justice and injustice? What can we learn for the present and future from subjugated histories, including the histories of women’s struggles and histories of conflict and subordination between women? The aim of this conference is to reflect on these and related questions from a range of disciplinary and multidisciplinary fields, and from the perspective of those active and committed to creating the conditions for change in Ireland and globally.

This Conference is the First Annual Conference of the Centre for Gender, Feminism and Sexualities (CGFS), University College Dublin which brings together activists, artists and academics, and draws on transdisciplinary perspectives in feminism and gender studies.


Join us for an engaging evening of events to celebrate the launch of the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities at UCD.

When: Thursday 27 April | 18:00-20:00

Where: Fitzgerald Chamber, Student’s Union Centre, University College Dublin

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The Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities invites you to an Advanced Sminar at Mason Hayes, Sutherland Building, University College Dublin, entitled:

Challenges and Opportunities: Researching the Intersections Between Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities

This seminar will be delivered by

Dr Lisa Duggan – Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at NYU (New York University).

Dr Debbie Epstein – Professor of Cultural Studies in Education, at Roehampton University, UK.

Dr Wendy Luttrell – Professor of Urban Education and Critical Psychology at Graduate Centre, CUNY (City University of New York).

Chair: Gerardine Meaney, Professor of Cultural Studies, UCD

We look forward to seeing you there!