Engender Scotland 2017

For those of you who are active in the feminist space on Twitter, you may have noticed #ScotFemFuture was trending earlier this month. This was the result of the Engender conference, where activists, politicians, and feminists from around Scotland came together to speak on key issues of the feminist agenda. I was given the opportunity... Continue Reading →


Interview with Nia Clark

Nia is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate studying at the University of Glasgow. Her research, titled ‘Self, Mirrors & Others: Voices in the Poetry & Plays of Liz Lochhead’ centres around a chronological re-evaluation of Lochhead’s poetry and plays, from her first collection Memo for Spring (1972) to the end of her term as Makar, or... Continue Reading →

Starting Over, Yet Again

Jenn Glinski (@jennski_27) just finished her MRes in Public Policy and is now starting her PhD in Public Policy at the University of Glasgow. Her ESRC-funded project examines the structural and policy contexts of the costs of leaving an abuse relationship. I couldn’t believe my luck when I was selected for a studentship to undertake... Continue Reading →

Newsletter September 2017

 Calls For Papers (In order of abstract deadline) Global Status of Women and Girls: Women, Social Change and Activism: Then and Now 22-24 March 2018 300 to 500-word abstracts Deadline: 3 September 2017 http://www.iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/view/854/922 Gender and Material Culture 10-13 May 2018, Kalamazoo Deadline: 5 September 2017 (GMCulture18@gmail.com) https://mobile.twitter.com/MMLaidlaw/status/891712362289483779/photo/1 Decorating Dissidence: Modernism, Feminism & the Arts 3-4... Continue Reading →

Towards a Feminist Theory of Expertise

As an interdisciplinary researcher, exploring the construction of DNA profiling evidence, my PhD journey has carried me from the legal field, across a vast scientific landscape, to a realm of technological innovation and instrumental bureaucracy. My interest in the collaborative co-production of knowledge claims across disciplinary boundaries has required me to engage with a large... Continue Reading →

Introducing Our New Committee Members!

PGRNS is now one year old! It has been an amazing inaugural year for our Network and we've accomplished far more than we planned when we first started talking about creating a community of gender researchers across Scotland. Doing postgraduate work can be a very isolating experience, made all the worse by the fact that... Continue Reading →

Submission, the Viva and Taking your Time

I’m sat in the middle of an open-plan office in the centre of Glasgow, scribbling down these words during my lunch break. I’ve worked in this building for nearly three months, nine-to-five, as a customer service advisor for a utilities company. This isn’t a failure story, although the pitying glances I’ve received from some academics... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Sophie Sexon

Sophie is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. Their research is an AHRC-funded project which looks at Christ’s wounds in medieval manuscripts and contemporary performance art using a queer theoretical approach to explore a range of possible meanings. They have presented their research at the International Medieval Congress in both Michigan and Leeds... Continue Reading →

Newsletter August 2017

Calls For Papers (In order of abstract deadline) Placing Medea: Transfer, Spatiality, and Gender in Europe, 1750-1800 25-27 April 2018, Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden 200 word abstract and five-line biography (anna.cullhed@littvet.su.se) Deadline: 1 August 2017 http://www.romantikstudier.dk/media/49720/Placing%20Medea%20CFP.pdf The Gender of Sovereignty in European Politics and Aesthetics 18-20 December 2017, KU Leuven, Belgium 300-word proposal Deadline: 1 August... Continue Reading →

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