March 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to our March newsletter! This month we have a whole host of opportunities for gender researchers including our very own 2023 conference ‘Going Steady: Gender Research in Turbulent Times’, set to take place in Glasgow on March 9th.

Our conference features a keynote delivered by Professor Yvette Taylor of University of Strathclyde, as well as research presentations from wonderful postgraduate gender researchers from across Scotland (and beyond). We will also be hosting a Peer Development Workshop to explore all the highs and lows of gender research in these turbulent times, including practical tips on surviving life in academia. 

Free tickets are now available here and we would love to see you all there!

Please get in touch via email or dm through our twitter (@PGRNScotland) if you have any questions.


** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events **

Feminist Protest in Africa

  • University of Edinburgh, The Centre of African Studies and GENDER.ED
  • 1st March 4pm to 6pm, Chrystal Macmillan Building and online (hybrid)
  • More information.

‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’: Harry & Meghan, ‘Spare’ and Theories of Abolitionism 

  • Glasgow Zine Library Social Theory & Pop Culture with Dr Gemma Flynn
  • 8th March, 7pm to 8:30pm, online
  • More information.

‘Going Steady: Gender Research in Turbulent Times’ PGRN Scotland 2023 Conference

  • University of Strathclyde, Learning and Teaching Building Level 6, Room TL603
  • 9th March, 9am to 5pm, in-person
  • More information.

BFFS: The Radical Potential of Female Friendship

The First Resort and The Naked Room: How to Be Sane in an Insane World

  • Free event
  • 22nd March @ 5:30pm, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Heritage
  • More information.

2023 Sexuality Summer School: (Up) Against Nature

  • Open to postgraduate students involved in study of sexuality in any discipline
  • 21st to 26th May 2023, University of Manchester
  • Registration opens 3rd March
  • More information.

Celebrating Women in Legal History: The Lives and Legacies of Early Women Legal Historians

  • Selden’s Sister Symposium
  • University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice, 1st September 2023
  • Abstract deadline: 21st April 2023
  • More information.


‘Connections, Collisions, Collapse’ Gender, Sex & Sexualities Conference

  • University of South Australia, 15th to 16th June 2023 (online)
  • Abstract deadline: March 13th 2023
  • More information.

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship ‘Bad Feelings in the Global Middle Ages’

  • Modern Language Association conference, 4th to 7th January 2024
  • Abstract deadline: March 25th 2023
  • More information.

‘Disciplined and Resistant Bodies’ Feminist Perspective

  • Open call for short research based and/or research pieces
  • Submission deadline: March 17th 2023
  • More information.

SGSAH Research Showcase 2023

  • Open to doctoral researchers in arts & humanities in Scotland
  • Application deadline: 14th March 2023
  • More information.

BPS Psychology of Women & Equalities Review Special Issue on Coercive Control

  • Particularly welcome intersectional, feminist, queer and non-carceral approaches
  • Abstract deadline: 28th July 2023
  • More information.


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

Intersectionality, social inclusion and engagement in the geographies and planning of higher education learning spaces

  • Heriot-Watt University, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
  • Full scholarship, tuition fees plus annual stipend for 42 months
  • Application deadline: 28th February 2023
  • More information.


Eating difficulties and sexuality in transgender & gender non-conforming individuals

  • Participants: 16-30 years old, currently living in Uk, currently experiencing eating-related difficulties or a diagnosed eating disorder, and self-identify as transgender or gender non-conforming
  • Participation: online survey, 15-30 minutes
  • More information.

Trans Women and Gender Non-conforming people’s experiences of their sexualities

  • Participants: 18+, trans woman/femme and/or gender non-conforming (including non-binary, genderqueer, etc), living in the UK
  • Participation: individual online interview (approx 1 hour)
  • Contact to express interest
  • More information.

Exploring ‘queer’ ways of mapping urban geographies

Trans voices: using your voice in different context, changes over time and voice training

  • Participants: 18+, trans women, trans men and anyone who identifies outside of the gender binary, Scottish (based on own assessment)
  • Participation: survey
  • Contact for information
  • More information.

Narratives of higher education by care experienced graduate

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PGRNS Committee

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