What Does Sex Sell? An interview with Kat Rezai

So Kat, what's your PhD about? My PhD explores millennial women's perceptions and thoughts on Instagram branded content. It's a feminist study that gives these women a voice to share their opinions on the abundance of ads that show up on their personal Instagram feeds. I'm currently at the write-up stage and it's hard work.... Continue Reading →


Supreme Court Politics and the Future of Reproductive Rights in the United States

From the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his policies have unabashedly pandered to ultra-conservative and populist political bases. His grandiose posturing, premised on an “us vs. them” narrative, promised an overhaul of both domestic and foreign policies, including everything from abortion to border control. Indeed, action has been undertaken towards many of these ends... Continue Reading →

July Newsletter

Call for Papers (in order of abstract deadline) Migration and Gender: relationships, economic resources and institutions in historical perspective (15th-20th centuries) Deadline: 15 July 2018 Where & when: University of Cambridge, 8-10 November 2018 (Dates TBC) More information Sex, Gender and Race in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Worlds: A Comparative View, 1300-1700 Deadline: 15 August... Continue Reading →

Call for New Committee Members!

As the PGRNS is moving into its third year we would like to invite new members to join the committee. We have been overwhelmed by the fascinating work being done by postgraduates across Scotland and we would love to continue facilitating a platform for gender researchers to connect and exchange ideas across disciplines and institutions.... Continue Reading →

PRISM Conference 2018

Gender is like a Prism: What you see depends on how you turn the glass The PGRNS Committee hosted its second annual gender conference entitled ‘PRISM’ at the Glasgow School of Art last week. A total of 10 presenters ranging across Masters and PhD researchers presented their diverse research on all things gender ranging from... Continue Reading →


The point where it truly hit me, I think, came as I was standing in the Dublin City Count Centre, watching drifts of Yes votes pile up at the hands of the tireless counters. My phone buzzed with a message from one of my fellow Lawyers for Choice Steering Group members. These people had been... Continue Reading →

June Newsletter

Call for Papers (in order of abstract deadline) Understanding New Rape Cultures Deadline: 11 June 2018 Where & when: Dublin, 14 September 2018 More information Creating for Change: Women's Impact on the Arts, Screen and Creative Industries in Scotland (1918-2018) Deadline: 11 June 2018 Where & when: Glasgow, 17 August 2018 More information After #metoo:... Continue Reading →

Critical Distractions

Depending on your class of nerd, you may or may not have heard of Critical Role, a Geek & Sundry Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) series featuring a group of voice actor friends who get together regularly to share their next-level campaign with the rest of us. Every Monday my partner in crime, fellow PhD struggler... Continue Reading →

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