February 2023 Newsletter

A very warm welcome to our second newsletter of 2023! We are working hard to make the final preparations for our upcoming conference, Going Steady: Gender Research in Tumultuous Times. We are all so grateful for the wonderful abstracts we’ve received and can’t wait to share our exciting conference programme with you very soon! Make sure you’re following our Twitter page for the latest updates and announcements. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming conference, or if you’re interested in writing a guest blog for us, or if you have any events, calls for research participants/papers or exciting news items you’d like to share, please do get in touch at pgrnscotland@gmail.com.


** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events ** 

Reproductive Justice: A Reading List

Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group Launched, University of Edinburgh

  • The Gender Politics Reading Group is now the Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group and under the aegis of GENDER.ED. It is an interdisciplinary collective dedicated to reading and discussing gender and sexuality scholarship and comprises academic staff and PGR students across the University. All academic staff and PGR students at the University of Edinburgh are welcome. 
  • On occasion, staff and students from other institutions have joined the group. For more details, or to join our mailing list, email Dr Rebecca Hewer: rebecca.hewer@ed.ac.uk.


Muslim Women’s Experiences in Academia, Call for Participants

  • Dr Amena Amer is looking for Muslim women students (undergrads, postgrads + PhD) in London-based universities to take part in walking interviews.
  • The current research is part of a wider project exploring the experiences of Muslim women students and academic staff in UK universities. It is conducted by Dr Amena Amer (Faculty of Education, Health and Human Sciences, University of Greenwich). This project is funded by the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowship for Early Career Researchers.
  • Visit https://twitter.com/amena_amk/status/1618198917883269128/photo/1 for details or email Dr Amer at a.amer@gre.ac.uk.

Shipbuilding in Glasgow and Belfast post-1970, Call for Participants

  • PhD Researcher Shonagh Joice is looking to speak to women about the familial impacts of shipyard decline in Glasgow and Belfast, post-1970. Their research investigates how the event impacted women and families, and how they coped in its aftermath.

International Marxist-Feminist Conference: Body, Work & Care in Contemporary Digital Capitalism (Warsaw, Nov 2023), Call for Papers

  • You are invited to submit your presentation proposal for the 5th International Marxist Feminist Conference which will take place in November 2023 in Warsaw and will focus on feminist theoretical, political, cultural, and artistic responses to current crises.
  • Visit https://socialhistoryportal.org/news/articles/311251 for details. 
  • Deadline: 31/01/2023.

The PhD Place, ‘PhD Stories’, Call for Blog Submissions

  • The ethos of The PhD Place centres around developing friendship and community between researchers, encouraging discussion, and sharing ideas.
  • PhD students are invited to write about their experiences on The PhD Place ‘PhD Stories’ blog. This is a great opportunity to lend your voice to our mission of tackling student isolation!
  • Visit https://www.thephdplace.com/submissions.html for details. 

Back Off Scotland, Experiences with Anti-Choice Protestors, Call for Participants

  • Have you experienced anti-abortion protests when accessing healthcare or going to work in Scotland? Back Off Scotland would love to hear about your experience, whether you had an abortion, accessed a different service, or you work in a healthcare facility. Any record will of course be kept anonymous.
  • Back Off Scotland is campaigning for harassment-free buffer zones around clinics that provide abortion services in Scotland.
  • Visit https://www.backoffscotland.com or email contact@backoffscotland.com for details. 


SGSSS has compiled a list of current PhD studentships available in the Social Sciences in Scotland. Further UK-wide PhD opportunities can also be found at FindAPhD.com

The Political Participation, Social Inclusion and Social Wellbeing of LGBTQ+ Persons in Sweden, Uppsala University, PhD Opportunity

  • This PhD position is linked to the Swedish Research Council’s projects concerning the political participation, social inclusion and social wellbeing of LGBTQ+ persons in Sweden. 
  • The projects, led by Michal Grahn, involve – but are not limited to – large-N analyses of population register data. The chosen doctoral student will be part of two established research environments at the Department of Government: gender & politics and political behaviour and will benefit from both the resources and networks attached to these environments.
  • Visit https://uu.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:483627/?lang=en for details.
  • Deadline: 3/02/2023.

Undergraduate Feminist Trailblazers Award, GENDER.ED, Call for Nominations

  • Co-sponsored with EUSA, this award showcases the amazing feminist work done by undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Find out more and nominate others or yourself at https://t.co/I53a2KeGs5
  • Deadline for nominations: 15/02/2023.

Gender, Place & Culture, Call for Editors

  • Gender, Place and Culture, published by Taylor and Francis, is a well-established geography journal with an international circulation in its field. Most editors serve a three-to-five-year term, and on rotational basis, therefore Gender, Place & Culture are looking for 2-3 new editors to join our editorial team in 2023.
  • Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the field of feminist geography and of gender studies, be open to a wide range of studies submitted by scholars from all world regions, have access to e- mail and internet, and have excellent editing skills.
  • Find out more (including details on how to apply) at https://genderplaceandculture.wordpress.com/2022/11/17/gender-place-and-culture-is-seeking-new-editors/.
  • Deadline: 31/01/2023.

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Best Wishes, 

PGRNS Organising Committee 

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