‘Manning Up’? Why I want to use myth to unpack masculinity and meat-eating . . .

“What is “the sexual politics of meat”? It is an attitude and action that animalizes women and sexualizes and feminizes animals” (Carol J. Adams, The Sexual Politics of Meat, Preface to the20thAnniversary Edition) Carol Adams changed my life.  I mean, really. I’m not exaggerating. I had been both an animal rights activist and a feminist... Continue Reading →

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A Brief Introduction to Japanese Feminism

Feminism is commonly assumed as a universal concept, applicable in certain ways to every society. However, the term feminism itself and the equality it demands is strongly influenced and determined by the cultural and socio-political environment that the feminist activism is taking place in. Starting in the Meiji period (1868–1912), a period characterised by Japan’s... Continue Reading →

A PGRNS Call for Bloggers

We are looking to put together a list of guest bloggers for the rest of the year! For over a year we've been sharing your blogs posts and it's about time we organised your submissions a little bit better. The Post-graduate Gender Research Network of Scotland blog is a great platform to share your research... Continue Reading →

April Newsletter

Call for Papers (in order of abstract deadline) Prism: Investigating Gender through an Interdisciplinary Approach Deadline: 6 April 2018 When & where: Glasgow School of Art, 15 June 2018 250-300 word abstract to pgrnscot@gmail.com More information Arts and Humanities Research through a Gender Lens Deadline: 6 April 2018 When & where: University of Stirling, 25th... Continue Reading →

The juggle: Part-time PhD, full-time mum.

What is your PhD research about? I’m working with young women who have experienced trauma. My research will explore how the introduction of visual art skills and a space to learn creative techniques might impact on their ‘recovery journeys’ and feelings of reconnection. What is it about your topic that fascinates you? I’ve always been... Continue Reading →

The Work of Integration

When I first embarked upon my PHD research I found I was constantly at odds with myself. You see, I am exploring the relationship between participatory arts practice, and the experiences of integration, place-making and belonging for individuals seeking asylum and those with refugee status in the city. The conflict I found was that the... Continue Reading →

March Newsletter

Call for Papers (in order of abstract deadline)  Policing Race, Gender and Mental Health Deadline: 16 March 2018 When & where: 9 – 10 April, Birkbeck College More information Arts and Humanities Research through a Gender Lens Deadline: 23 March 2018 When & where: University of Stirling, 25th May 2018 200 words abstract to ahpgc2018@outlook.com... Continue Reading →

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