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.

GENDER EVENT

** 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.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

‘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.

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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.

CALL FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

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 transsexuality@outlook.com 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 j.pearce.1@research.gla.ac.uk for information
  • More information.

Narratives of higher education by care experienced graduate

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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.

GENDER EVENTS 

** 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.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE 

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. 

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES 

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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January 2023 Newsletter

Happy new year from us at PGRN Scotland! We hope you all have a restful winter break and wish you peace and prosperity in 2023!

Last week, we announced our 2023 conference ‘Going Steady: Gender Research in Tumultuous Times’ set to take place in Glasgow on Monday 27th February.  The conference will take place in-person, and aims to highlight the importance of community amongst postgraduate gender researchers.

Our call for papers is now open!! We are accepting abstracts from gender researchers in all fields of study. Suggested areas may include, but are by no means limited to: 

Gender and LawGender, Science and Medicine
Gender and SociologyGender, Film and Media Studies
Gender and BusinessGender, Language and Literature
Gender and ArtGender, History and Philosophy
Gender and PoliticsGender and Music

Please submit abstracts for a 15-minute presentation and a brief biography to pgrnscotland@gmail.com by 20th January 2023. More information is available on our twitter here

We look forward to receiving your submissions, and working with our network for another year. Be sure to get in contact if you would like to share any events, calls for research participants/papers or if there is anything else you would like to see from us this year!

GENDER EVENTS

** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events **

Gender Based Violence Research Publications in Scotland 2022

  • Resource list detailing Scottish GBV-related research articles and reports published in the past five years.
  • Prepared by the University of Glasgow Gender Based Violence Research Forum.
  • More information

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

European Conference on Domestic Violence

  • Open to doctoral researchers
  • Conference: 11-13th September 2023, Reykjavik (Iceland)
  • Abstract deadline: 12th January 2023
  • More information

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Environmental Justice and Time

  • 2nd-3rd May 2023
  • University of Stirling (hybrid event)
  • Abstract deadline: 27th January 2023
  • More information

‘Diversity and Difference- Studies in Subjectivity’ International Conference

  • Conference: 28-30th September 2023, Kiel University (Germany)
  • Abstract deadline: 31st January 2023
  • More information

Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs

  • Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • Submissions deadline: 1st February 2023
  • More information

Methodologies for Imagining an Alternative Politics of (Human) Rights

  • LSE Department of Gender Studies Workshop
  • Abstract deadline: 1st February 2023
  • Event: 12th June 2023
  • More information

Feminist Economics: Global Reproductive Justice and Feminist Economics

  • International Association for Feminist Economics Journal, Special Issue
  • Submission deadline: 2nd February 2023

Broadly Conceived Conference 2023: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Reproduction

  • Particularly interested in engaging with postgraduate researchers outside of London
  • Conference: 8th July 2023, Birkbeck University of London
  • Abstract deadline: 25th February 2023
  • More information

2023 Women’s History Association of Ireland Annual Conference

  • Theme: ‘Reform, Repeal and Repression: Irish Women and the State’
  • Conference: 26th-27th May 2023, University College Cork
  • Abstract deadline: 27th January 2023
  • More information

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

PhD in Transnational Women’s Literature & Translation

  • University of York, Centre for Women’s Studies
  • Fully funded
  • Application deadline: 3rd January 2023
  • More information

Ailsa McKay Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Glasgow Caledonian University School of Business & Society- Law and Economics

  • WiSE Centre for Economic Justice: focuses on gender analysis of economic and public policy from a feminist economics perspective
  • Full-time, fixed term 2 years
  • Application deadline: 3rd January 2023
  • More information

Research Associate ‘Designing Conversational Assistants to Reduce Gender Bias

  • University of Strathclyde, School of Psychological Sciences and Health
  • Application deadline:15th January 2023
  • More information

The Sally Wainwright PhD Scholarship for the Study of Anne Lister

  • Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York
  • Application deadline: 18th January 2023
  • More information

Archives Volunteer Role Glasgow Women’s Library

  • Open to people with experience of working in archives or working towards a career in archives, should be available for a minimum of 4 hours per week.
  • Travel expenses of up to £5.50 per day included.
  • More information

CALL FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

Potential legal responses to gender-based public harassment in Scotland

  • PhD research, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Participant requirements: 18-30 years old, lives in Scotland, have experienced harassment in public and believe it was, at least partially, based on your actual or perceived gender identity 
  • Participation: 1-1 interview with the researcher, Lucy. Interviews planned to last 1-1.5 hours. Following interview, you will be offered the opportunity to be part of the analysis process (option)
  • More information

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December 2022 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our final newsletter of 2022. We’d like to wish the very best of luck to everyone who has approaching deadlines or exams: nearly time for an end of year break! But before we split up for the holidays, we have a few more exciting announcements and opportunities to share with you.

First and foremost, we can finally share details of our brilliant new committee members! See below for an opening round of introductions and look out for more detailed blog posts from each of our new members coming soon.

Alisha Palmer is a doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh in the department of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures. Her current research is investigating the politics and aesthetics of abortion representation in early twentieth century literature and culture. Her research explores the tensions between progressive abortion politics and its own history by exploring the discursive histories of abortion politics and representation. In doing so, she hopes to contribute the neglected radical histories of abortion to present conversations. After completing an MA in English Studies: Criticism and Theory at the University of Exeter where she wrote her dissertation on abortion, failure, and modernist aesthetics, she has been inspired to continue researching at the intersection of history, politics, literary studies, and critical theory. Her other research interests include cultural and theoretical engagements with the body, sexuality, nature, and posthuman subjectivities. 

Atim Ubong Utuk is a minister of The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN), through which she was ordained on 11 December 2016, having been licensed a minister on 22 July 2012.She is currently a student at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh where she is studying for an MSc in World Christianity. Her Research interest is in Gender Justice and mainstreaming, and deconstructing feminism. Atim thinks that there’s something Beyond feminism. Atim is the World Christianity programme Postgraduate Taught representative in School of Divinity and School of Divinity’s Representative in the Student Council of the University of Edinburgh. She is an active participant in the weekly worship at New College and have officiated in the college’s weekly Holy Communion. Until leaving Nigeria in September 2022, Atim was an Associate minister in PCN Uyo Cathedral, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria and also served as a chaplain for Uyo Presbytery and the Presbyterian International Nursery and Primary Schools (PINS), Uyo. In addition, she was the coordinator of the Women’s Guild in Akwa Synod and general secretary, Akwa Synod Female Ministers’ Network. Atim distinguished herself creditably from Essien Ukpabio Presbyterian Theological College, Itu, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, where she obtained her Bachelor of Divinity and at Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit, Nigeria where she studied for National Certificate in Education (NCE), Mathematics/Computer Science. Atim is a gifted minister with excellent intergenerational and intercultural communication skills, she has a gentle spirit and has the capacity to shape leadership effectively.

Charley Rose Lloyd-Jones (she/they) is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Their research takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to menstrual health, from contemporary medical concepts to historical and literary perspectives. She has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and History – which is where her interests in gender and health began – and an MSc in Global Health Policy, both from the University of Edinburgh. When not reading or writing, Charley enjoys travelling around Scotland, moshing at punk gigs, and finding hidden gems in charity shops.  

Clare Binning (she/her) is a PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde working on character resonance within virtual involuntary celibate networks. She recently graduated with an MRes English (with Gender Studies) and her research interests include literary and screen media’s role within both the manosphere and the alt-right radicalisation process. When not trawling the Deep Web for data, she enjoys watching ASMR and Revenge of the Sith. Twitter: @ciarebinning.

Ella Phillips is currently undertaking a SGSAH funded PhD supported by Jane Scoular the University of Strathclyde law school and co-supervised by Kirstie Blair at the University of Stirling. Her research explores how ‘fallen’ women were identified, categorised, and ‘reformed’ in mid-to-late 19thc legal and literary spaces. Ella is currently undertaking an internship with the Scottish Government, supporting the research and evaluation of a Minimum Income Guarantee. Outside of this, Ella enjoys teaching and practicing yoga, listening to folk music, wild swimming, and exploring nature. She is also a proud dog mum to an energetic but very cuddly black Labrador called Dennis. 

Ellie Hunter is a Masters student at the University of Strathclyde studying Applied Gender Studies. She done my undergrad in History and Politics, with a dissertation focusing on the diagnosis of hysteria in the 19th century and the growing assumption amongst doctors that this was an illness faked by women. Ellie could see parallels between the treatment of women in the 19th century and women today who suffer with endometriosis, whose pain often goes unacknowledged or is minimised by medical professionals. The medical treatment of women is where her main research interests lie particularly issues with menstruation and the pill, generally the struggle women faced to be believed by doctors and why this is the case. Outside of studying, Ellie enjoys walking her 4 year old cockapoo Angus and in her spare time reads books not related to research and gets annoyed at the state of UK politics.

Finn Manders is an MPhil History student at the University of Glasgow, working on early modern Scottish recipe books. She is particularly interested in embodiment, ‘the everyday’ and time – and thinking about gender in relation to each of these. Having worked in Widening Participation for two years after graduating from her Undergraduate degree, Finn continues to be involved in projects tackling educational inequality and access to Higher Education. In her spare time, she runs, attempts to not get injured on the shinty pitch, and enjoys playing fiddle at trad music sessions!

Lucy Mackay is a 2nd year PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University. After completing her undergraduate in Law at GCU, Lucy continued in the department on a social justice based studentship, beginning a PhD in October 2022. Following from her undergraduate dissertation looking at gender and hate crime in Scotland, her research now focuses on potential legal responses to gender-based public harassment in Scotland. Outside of research, Lucy enjoys spending her free time cooking, wandering around Glasgow and escaping to the countryside to spend time with her family.

Thanks again to all that applied, we were thrilled to have so many fascinating researchers interested in working with us!

We’d also like to share that the planning for our fifth annual conference is now officially underway. We’re still working out all the kinks but keep your eyes peeled for the release of our Call for Papers before the end of the year. The conference will take place early next year, and we very much look forward to welcoming postgraduate students researching gender in all fields, across any discipline.

GENDER EVENTS 

** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events ** 

Centre for the Study of Women and Gender (Warwick), Graduate Seminar Series 2022/23

  • The CSWG Graduate Seminar Series welcomes graduate research students from across the UK and beyond to share their work on gender, sexuality and feminism, in a supportive and friendly interdisciplinary environment. The seminars are free to attend and open to students at all stages of study, staff and the general public.
  • The seminars are free to attend and open to students at all stages of study, staff and the general public.
  • First event: 1st December, 2022.
  • Find out more and register for tickets here.

The Naomi Mitchison Memorial Lecture: “Things that are so…things that are not so.” Presented by Professor Louise Welsh

  • The Naomi Mitchison Memorial Lecture is hosted annually by Scottish PEN and the Edwin Morgan Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. This year’s lecture, Things that are so…things that are not so – Fiction and lies in a fragmented world, will be presented by Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Glasgow.
  • This event will be both in-person at the University of Glasgow and online via Zoom.
  • 1st December, 2022.
  • Register for free here.

Women and the Media in Jordan: Gender, Power, Resistance, Dr Ebtihal Mahadeen (IMES), Book Launch

  • GenderED and Islamic and Middle eastern Studies invite you to a book launch and discussion of “Women and the Media in Jordan: Gender, Power, Resistance” by Dr. Ebtihal Mahadeen (IMES).
  • The book provides a feminist, critical study of how gender power relations are played out through and across multiple mediated arenas in the contemporary Middle East, with Jordan as its case study. It examines the dynamic relationship between women and the media as it manifests at three key levels: labour, representation, and activism.
  • 29th November, 2022.
  • Register for free here.  

From Greenham to Faslane – Craftivism and Memory Share Session, Glasgow Women’s Library

  • As we approach the 40th anniversary of Embrace the Base, the iconic action that brought Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp to international notoriety, Glasgow Women’s Library are excited to host social archivers Greenham Women Everywhere and activists from Faslane Peace Camp in a day of banner making, information sharing, memory recording and song!
  • This event will be both in-person at the University of Glasgow and online via Zoom.
  • 26th November, 2022.
  • Register for free here.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE 

Big Feminism: The Fiftieth Anniversary Issue of Signs, Call for Papers

  • Signs was founded in 1975 as part of an emergent tradition of feminist scholarship and has been publishing continuously ever since, establishing itself as a preeminent journal in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies
  • To honour half a century of publication, our fiftieth anniversary issue aims to generate new questions and critical discussion about “Big Feminism” – about the role and power of feminist theory – today and into the future.
  • Deadline for submissions: 1st February, 2023.
  • Find out more here.

Scottish Universities Press, Open for Monograph Submissions

  • The Scottish Universities Press aims to provide a clear and cost-effective route for researchers to make their work freely available to a global audience, meeting the requirements of funders and realising the ambition to extend the impact of research across society. 
  • Scottish Universities Press (SUP) welcomes proposals for monographs in any subject by academics at Scottish HEIs and the Open University. Before submitting your proposal you may wish to view the About section and the FAQs to learn more about SUP.
  • More information, including submission timeline, here.

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES 

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

Feminism Between the Waves: A Political and Cultural History of the Six Point Group, PhD Opportunity

  • The Six Point Group, Britain’s leading gender equality organisation between the two world wars, was closely associated with Time and Tide which regularly promoted its activities and campaigns. The doctoral student appointed to this project will reconstruct the history of the Six Point Group from its archive at the Women’s Library (TWL@LSE) alongside periodicals including Time and Tide and enrich our understanding of feminist campaigning between feminism’s so-called ‘first’ and ‘second’ waves.
  • ‘Feminism Between the Waves: A Political and Cultural History of the Six Point Group’ was devised by Catherine Clay (Nottingham Trent University) and Gillian Murphy (The Women’s Library at London School of Economics) and is a Collaborative Doctoral Award funded by the AHRC’s Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
  • For full details including information on how to apply, please visit the M4C website which can be found here.

A LGBTQIA+, Black and Marginalised History of the British Psychological Society, 1892-2022, PhD Opportunity

  • The British Psychological Society (88,000 members) is the voice of UK psychology. Its internationally significant archive collection (founded in 1891-2) contains numerous neglected hidden histories of LGBTQIA+, Black and marginalised people. A ground-breaking research partnership with the University of Leicester, rediscovers filed and forgotten histories, closed for over a century.
  • Lead HEI Supervisor: Professor Elizabeth T. Hurren, Chair in Modern History, School of History, International Relations and Politics, University of Leicester.
  • For full details including information on how to apply, please visit the M4C website which can be found here.

The National Library of Scotland, Call for Three New Board Members

  • The National Library is the largest library in Scotland, one of the pre-eminent research libraries in Europe and the major centre for the study of Scottish literature and culture. In recent years it has developed a reputation for highly innovative approaches to widening access to its collections and expanding engagement with the many diverse communities in Scotland.
  • The Library seeks Board members who reflect the many and diverse communities in Scotland and who can bring their lived experience, as well as their skills and knowledge to the Board.
  • Application deadline: 25th November, 2022.
  • Find out more, including details on how to apply here.

GenderED Communications and Events Intern (Undergraduate)

  • The central role of the internship is to communicate and promote the diverse research, teaching, and knowledge exchange work on gender and sexualities at the University of Edinburgh. You will ‘bring to life’ the rich resources contained within our on-line directories and produce interesting and accessible outputs; help us to collate a forthcoming book based on the Dangerous Women Project; engage with staff, students and alumni; and contribute to the development of this exciting interdisciplinary initiative.
  • Application deadline: 22nd November, 2022.
  • Find out more, including details on how to apply here.

Part Time Researcher (4 months), Glasgow Caledonian University

  • GCU is seeking a researcher for 4 months, 2 days per week, as part of a British Academy/Leverhulme funded research project on women, class, and sexual violence. The postholder can start early January, or earlier if you are available.
  • Further details on position available here.  
  • To discuss or apply for the position, contact Dr Karen Lorimer at karen.lorimer@gcu.ac.uk.

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November 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our November newsletter! We are starting to feel the pressure as we approach deadlines before December, but we’ve still got many events and opportunities available for you listed below. 

We are delighted to announce that new committee members will be joining us very soon and that they have already been contacted. Thank you to everyone that applied to our call, we were pleased to receive a lot of great applications. Their individual descriptions and research interests will soon be published on WordPress throughout the coming weeks! 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE 

Writing Global History: Perspectives from the Global South 

Women in World-Literature: A Reader 

Women and Gardens Conference 

 ‘The Women, Peace and Security Agenda: History, Politics, and Practice’ 

Recovering Imaginaries of Illness and Disability in Scottish Literature and Culture: Sources, Contexts, Theory 

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES 

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

Women’s Fund for Scotland 

  • The grant programme will offer unrestricted grants to sustain existing work with women and girls or to support new work in line with investment themes and priorities 
  • Application deadline: 29th November 
  • More information 

Gender and Sexuality in Poland: Feminist Queer Approaches PhD Project 

  • Funded PhD at Edinburgh Napier University 
  • Supervised by Dr Roberto Kulpa 
  • Application deadline: 29th November  
  • More information 

Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 Bursary 

  • £750 research Bursary open for PhD students 
  • Application deadline: 30th November 
  • More information 

Postdoc in Social Studies of Science and Technology with specialisation in Gender and Medical Technologies 

  • Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg 
  • Application deadline: 1st December 
  • More information 

GENDER.ED Postdoctoral Fellowship 

  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh 
  • Application deadline: 28th April 2023 
  • More information 

Young Women Lead Highland 

  • Leadership programme open for self-identifying young women and non-binary people aged 16-30 who live in the Highland Council Area 
  • Programme of meetings from November 2022 to June 2023 
  • More information 

CALLS FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS 

Were you employed in Scotland between the 1960s-1980s and ‘on the pill’? 

  • University of Strathclyde (Undergraduate) 
  • Participants: Women who were in employment between 1960 and 1990 and were taking an oral contraceptive pill 
  • Participation: Interview about female attitudes to using the contraceptive pill, entering the workforce, workplace friendships, relationships and communication.
  • Contact emma.mcilwraith.2017@uni.strath.ac.uk 
  • More information 

Women living in rural/remote Scotland who have experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual violence 

  • University of Glasgow (PhD) 
  • Participants: Live in a rural/remote area in Scotland, self-identify as a woman (of all identities), has experienced domestic abuse and/or sexual violence 
  • Participation: Share your story, views and experiences via an interview over the phone or via Zoom 
  • Contact u.baturoglu-balci.1@research.gla.ac.uk 
  • More information 

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October 2022 Newsletter

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Welcome to our October newsletter. After a short break at the beginning of the new academic year, we are back with a whole host of events and opportunities for you!

This month we are excited to announce that we are looking for new Committee members! If you a researcher in any field with an interest in gender, we would love to hear from you! Maybe you just started a Master’s and you want to get more involved in the academic community, or you are a PhD student looking for support from likeminded people- this could be the role for you!

Being a committee member involves social media management, contributing to our monthly newsletter, organising blog posts, and helping us organise our upcoming conference! It’s an excellent opportunity to gain new experience and share your skills and interests with others.

We would like to emphasise that you do not need previous experience of these tasks and we are looking for researchers at all postgraduate stages.

Please express your interest by emailing us at pgrnscot@gmail.com by 21st October 2022 with:

  • Your name
  • Your institution
  • Discipline/area of research
  • A few lines about why you would like to join the committee and what you would bring to the role.

GENDER EVENTS

** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events **

The Queer Politics of Postcoloniality @ University of Edinburgh

  • genderED, Centre of African Studies, Centre for South Asian Studies
  • 5th October, 4pm at 50 George Square, Room G06 (in-person)
  • More information

Has Brexit had an impact on Women in Scotland?

  • Scottish Women’s Convention Hybrid Conference
  • 8th October, 10:30am-12:30pm, Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
  • More information

Ada Lovelace Day 2022 @ University of Edinburgh

  • Celebration of the achievements of women in STEM
  • 11th October, 11am- 5pm at University of Edinburgh Main Library
  • More information

Dr Maria Tomlinson, ‘The influence of Social Norms and the Media on Young People’s Perceptions of Endometriosis’

  • Strathclyde Feminist Research Network
  • Free online seminar
  • 12th October, 4pm
  • More information

Women’s History Network Black History Month Seminar

Hybrid workshop: Equality and Democracy in Europe: Gendering the Conference on the Future of Europe

Queer Heritage & Collections Network Symposium 2022 

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

Centre for the Study of Women & Gender Graduate Seminar Series 2022/2023

  • Online presentations throughout academic year 2022/2023
  • Open to PG students working in gender and women’s studies or any related field
  • For queries: cswgseminarseries@gmail.com
  • Abstract deadline: 1st October 2022
  • More information

Women in World-Literature: A Reader

Emotionally Demanding History Group Edinburgh: Call for blogs

  • Open to researchers working on a violent/traumatic topic
  • Short reflective pieces 750-100 words
  • Email edhg@ed.ac.uk
  • More information

YWCA Scotland Black History Month 2022: Call for blogs

  • Paid opportunity for Black women and non-binary people based in/or from Scotland
  • Closing date for pitches: 6th October, 12pm
  • Email pitches to blog@ywcascotland.org
  • More information

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

GENDER.ED Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh
  • Application deadline: 28th April 2023
  • More information

Revealing Abledment: Ableism and the Body Politic

  • Self-funded PhD at University of Dundee
  • Application deadline: 31st October 
  • For enquiries contact f.k.campbell@dundee.ac.uk
  • More information

Gender and Sexuality in Poland: Feminist Queer Approaches PhD Project

  • Funded PhD at Edinburgh Napier University
  • Supervised by Dr Roberto Kulpa
  • Application deadline: 29th November 
  • More information

Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 Bursary

  • £750 research Bursary open for PhD students
  • Application deadline: 30th November
  • More information

Postdoc in Social Studies of Science and Technology with specialisation in Gender and Medical Technologies

  • Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg
  • Application deadline: 1st December
  • More information

Young Women Lead Highland

  • Leadership programme open for self-identifying young women and non-binary people aged 16-30 who live in the Highland Council Area
  • Programme of meetings from November 2022 to June 2023
  • More information

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August 2022 Newsletter

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How is it already August again?! Anyone else feeling like time is going much faster between semesters than during teaching? We hope you are all finding some much needed time to rest and recharge ahead of the new academic term starting in September.

There are introductory posts from our new committee members being published on our blog throughout August, so keep an eye out for them!

We’d like to wish all Master students best of luck and lots of energy for the final stretches of dissertation writing! You can do it!

As the Edinburgh Fringe is back this month, comedian Charlotte Anne-Tilley has compiled a map (see graphic below) listing all female and non-binary led work at this year’s festival.

Use this map to find non-binary and female-led shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This map includes all kinds of shows from comedy to circus. Use it to explore everything that women and non-binary people are doing in the creative world right now! See you in August.
Source: @CharAnneTilley on Twitter

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

Queer Form: Scottish Literary Review Special Issue

  • Critical discussion on queer Scottish writers 
  • Abstract deadline: 15th August 2022 
  • More information

Revolutionary Papers: Counter-Institutions, Politics and Cultures of Anti-colonial Periods in the Global South

  • Radical History Review 
  • Issue number 150 scheduled for publication October 2024
  • Abstract deadline: EXTENDED until 15th August 2022
  • More information

Queer Bibliography – Tools, Methods, Practices, Approaches

  • Call for papers for a symposium at Senate House, University of London, 4th February 2023
  • 300 word abstract and a 100 word bio to queerbibliography@gmail.com
  • Abstract deadline: 23rd September 2022
  • More information

Ending Gender-based Violence in Academy

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Research Fellow (IASH, UoE South Asia)

  • Researcher specialising in British Colonialism relating to Asia to conduct historical research over a two year period
  • Deadline: 3rd August 2022, 5pm
  • More information

Research Fellow (IASH, UoE Links to Slavery)

  • Researcher specialising in Atlantic slavery to conduct historical research over a two year period
  • Deadline: 3rd August 2022, 5pm
  • More information

Post-doctoral Researcher (17 month contract), Maynooth University

  • Department of Media Studies
  • Work on the Horizon Europe project RESIST: Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-gender Politics
  • Deadline: 7th August 2022
  • More information

Policy Advisor: Scottish Women’s Convention

Editorial Fellowship at History Workshop Online

Lecturer in Social Sciences (Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies)

Full-time Policy and Parliamentary Manager: Engender

CALLS FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

‘Growing Up Trans’: International study about Trans & Non-binary (TNB) youth experience of gender affirming medical care and well-being

  • Mermaids and Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Participants: TNB youth between 8 and 14 year or parents or caregivers of TNB you wishing to access gender affirming medical care and living in England (UK)
  • Participation: Interviews conducted once a year for 4 years. Two-hour interviews in-person or via video conference (£20 financial compensation)
  • Contact a.carlile@gold.ac.uk or m.davies4@Brighton.ac.uk 
  • More information

LGBTQ+ enterprise in Scotland

  • PhD project, University of Edinburgh
  • Participants: LGBTQ+ people who identify as an entrepreneur, or own or run their own business or social enterprise
  • Participation: Individual interview 1.5 hours in duration, or creative participatory mapping workshop 2 hours in duration, in a group of approx. 5
  • Contact Rowan.Rush-Morgan@ed.ac.uk, @RowanRush
  • More information 

LGBTQ+ Oral History Masters Dissertation

  • University of Glasgow Information Studies
  • Participants: LGBTQ+ people in Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Participation: interviews about an object to participants, helps prompt memory or emotion, or that tells a story about who participants are, and their experiences
  • Contact Eve Brandon 2562091B@student.gla.ac.uk 

Queer migrations in the UK

  • University of Sussex research project
  • Participants: people who identify as LGBTQI+ and have come to the UK at least 5 years ago
  • Participation: fully confidential, individual interview
  • Participants will receive a £10 as a thank you
  • For more information contact Dr Sarah Scuzzarello ss806@sussex.ac.uk 

Security and policy on university campuses: best practice in equality, diversity, and inclusion

  • Centre of the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester, and University of Sheffield 
  • Participants: students who currently study in the UK, or who graduated since 2020
  • Participation: Online survey, 15 mins 
  • More information

The paradox of women’s activism in the Republic of Ireland 1970-1989

  • Researcher: Sarah Golding, Birbeck, University of London
  • Participants needed for a historical research project about women’s experiences in the Republic of Ireland during the 1970s and 1980s
  • Women who were part of the Legion of Mary in the 1970s or 1980s and/or campaigned for lesbian/LGBT rights in the 1970s or 1980s
  • Contact details: sgoldi02@student.bbk.ac.uk

Seminar Speakers, Queer Populations and Policies Network

  • Any social policy/economist/politics/general sociological researchers who are 
  • interested in LGBTQ+ issues and experiences
  • Contact via Twitter @QPaPNetwork

The Poverty Alliance

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July 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to our July newsletter! We hope you are all enjoying your summer. While things are a bit slower in the academic world this month, we still have plenty events and opportunities to share with you!

Keep an eye on our blog this month for some introductory posts by our committee to find out more about the research being done by PGRN Scotland members!

GENDER EVENTS

** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events **

Experiencing Intimate Image Abuse in Scotland

  • Glasgow Caledonian University and The Revenge Porn Helpline
  • Free webinar
  • 30th June, 6pm (online)
  • More information

AS IS: A Research Play about Trans, Intersex & LQBTI Activist Relationships

SGSAH International Summer School: Global Connects

  • Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
  • Workshops open to all students, doctoral researchers, and academics
  • 4th – 8th of July (online)
  • More information

PSA Early Career Network Annual Conference 2022: The Time is Now

Sweat and Salt Water, International Feminist Journal of Politics Pre-Conference Event

  • A conversation on the life and work of Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa’s life and work
  • Participants: Maria Bargh, Cynthia Enloe, April Henderson, Megan H. Mackenzie
  • 6th July, 9pm (online)
  • More information

Village Storytelling Festival: Mirror Mirror in my Hand Exhibition

  • SAY Women: supporting homeless sexually abused young women
  • SaltSpace Glasgow
  • 5th– 10th of July, 11am to 5pm daily
  • More information

Queerious by Birds Eye View: Reclaim the Frame

  • Four film events exploring queer love through a feminist lens
  • Glasgow Film Theatre
  • 6th July- 28th July 
  • More information

Remapping the Feminist Global Conference

  • International Feminist Journal of Politics and Asian Centre for Women’s Studies
  • 21st to 23rd July (hybrid)
  • More information

Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis

  • European Consortium for Political Research Virtual Summer School
  • 25th– Friday 29th July, 11am to 1pm CEST daily (online)
  • More information

Mind the Gap: Postgraduate LGBTQIA+ Research Conference

  • Free online conference
  • In-person networking in London (details TBC)
  • 30th-31st of July, 10:30am to 5:45pm
  • More information

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

Queer Form: Scottish Literary Review Special Issue

  • Critical discussion on queer Scottish writers 
  • Abstract deadline: 15th August 2022 
  • More information

Revolutionary Papers: Counter-Institutions, Politics and Cultures of Anticolonial Periods in the Global South

  • Radical History Review 
  • Issue number 150 scheduled for publication October 2024
  • Abstract deadline: EXTENDED until 15th August 2022
  • More information

Call for artwork and poetry: Honour Base Violence

Facing the Abyss: An Epoch of Permanent War and Counterrevolution

  • Historical Materialism London 2022 Conference
  • Particularly interest in contributions on the articulation between imperialism, racism and patriarchy
  • Conference 10th to 13th November in Central London
  • Abstract deadline: 25th July 2022
  • More information

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Project Worker: Karios Women+

  • Renfrewshire based, 18-hours 
  • Application deadline: 30th June, 6pm
  • More information

Support Worker: Karios Women+

  • Renfrewshire based, 18-hours
  • Application deadline: 30th June, 6pm
  • More information

Global Research Award, University of Strathclyde

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
  • Full tuition fees for International and UK PG research students, 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time study 
  • Start date 1st October 2022
  • Application deadline: 15th July 2022
  • More information

Policy Advisor: Scottish Women’s Convention

CALLS FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

Queer women’s identities in Glasgow from 1980-1999

  • MSc Gender History dissertation, University of Glasgow
  • Participants: open to anyone of any gender identity who identified with the queer women’s community between 1980-1999.
  • Participation: 1–2-hour interviews to take place in July, in person (in Glasgow area) or via Zoom.
  • Contact Alex Lancaster 2701694L@student.gla.ac.uk
  • More information 

‘Growing Up Trans’: International study about Trans & Non-binary (TNB) youth experience of gender affirming medical care and well-being

  • Mermaids and Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Participants: TNB youth between 8 and 14 year or parents or caregivers of TNB you wishing to access gender affirming medical care and living in England (UK)
  • Participation: Interviews conducted once a year for 4 years. Two-hour interviews in-person or via video conference (£20 financial compensation)
  • Contact a.carlile@gold.ac.uk or m.davies4@Brighton.ac.uk 
  • More information

LGBTQ+ enterprise in Scotland

  • PhD project, University of Edinburgh
  • Participants: LGBTQ+ people who identify as an entrepreneur, or own or run their own business or social enterprise
  • Participation: Individual interview 1.5 hours in duration, or creative participatory mapping workshop 2 hours in duration, in a group of approx. 5
  • Contact Rowan.Rush-Morgan@ed.ac.uk, @RowanRush
  • More information 

LGBTQ+ Oral History Masters Dissertation

  • University of Glasgow Information Studies
  • Participants: LGBTQ+ people in Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Participation: interviews about an object to participants, helps prompt memory or emotion, or that tells a story about who participants are, and their experiences
  • Contact Eve Brandon 2562091B@student.gla.ac.uk 

Queer migrations in the UK

  • University of Sussex research project
  • Participants: people who identify as LGBTQI+ and have come to the UK at least 5 years ago
  • Participation: fully confidential, individual interview
  • Participants will receive a £10 as a thank you
  • For more information contact Dr Sarah Scuzzarello ss806@sussex.ac.u

Security and policy on university campuses: best practice in equality, diversity, and inclusion

  • Centre of the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester, and University of Sheffield 
  • Participants: students who currently study in the UK, or who graduated since 2020
  • Participation: Online survey, 15 mins 
  • More information

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June 2022 Newsletter

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Happy June and Happy Pride Month! We are half-way through 2022 and the academic year has come to an end. While we know many of us will be focused on our research over the next few months, we hope everyone has the opportunity to rest and enjoy themselves ✨

This month, on June 20th, we observe World Refugee Day, a day to honour refugees and build empathy and understanding for their plight. While migration has traditionally been almost entirely ignored by mainstream International Relations, gender researchers have established a strong body of work which highlights the gendered, racialized and sexualised dimensions of migration. Feminist scholars challenge traditional notions of security, arguing that policing borders creates insecurity for marginalised people.

In recent months, fierce criticism in mainstream media for an inadequate response to the unfolding Ukraine refugee crisis, for many, has brought to light the Conservative’s inhumane hostile environment policies, which have violated the human rights of refugees and migrants in the UK for the past decade. With the passage of UK government’s Nationality and Borders Act, which further criminalises migration, undermines international protection of displaced people and allows the citizenship of British nationals to be revoked in an arbitrary manner, the lives and livelihood of refugees and migrants, and all marginalised people in the UK continue to be threatened. LGBTQ+ people will be particularly at risk of having asylum claims rejected under these new laws, as 4 in 5 people who seek asylum through resettlement schemes on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity are rejected. 

At PGRN Scotland, we stand in strong opposition to the UK government’s deliberate and systematic neglect of refugees, and reject the strong anti-migrant rhetoric underpinned by racist colonial stereotypes, so commonly seen in the British mainstream media. The past month marked the year anniversary of the Kenmure Street protests in which community members in Pollokshields, Glasgow, stood with their neighbours and stopped a scheduled Home Office immigration raid. This protest reminds of the important of solidarity with refugees and migrants in our communities against the oppressive immigration and asylum laws.

For more information about how to support refugees in Scotland, please find the following resources below:

  • Scottish Refugee Council: Charity supporting people in need of refugee protection.
  • Refuweegee: Community-led Glasgow based charity which supports forcibly displaced people arriving in Scotland.
  • No Evictions Network: Campaign organising to support people in asylum accommodation in Glasgow against eviction.
  • Edinburgh Anti-Raids: Resisting immigration raids and the hostile environment policy in Edinburgh and Leith.

GENDER EVENTS

** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events **

genderED Annual Research Showcase

  • Showcase of poster presentations and ‘Doing Gender and Sexualities Research’ roundtable
  • Open to all University of Edinburgh staff and students
  • 31st of May 2022 at 2pm to 4:30pm (online)
  • More information

A Minimum Income Guarantee for Scotland

  • Online workshop organised by organised by International Public Policy Observatory and Policy Scotland
  • 1st June at 2pm to 4pm
  • More information 

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Summer School 2022

  • Three-day event of advanced skills workshops for PhD students
  • Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in-person
  • 14th – 16th of June 2022
  • Registration now available, with cost of £80 or £95 with accommodation
  • More information

Equate Scotland Annual Conference: STEM through an Intersectional Lens

  • Three-day event exploring intersecting inequality in Scottish STEM
  • Online conference 
  • 21st – 23rd of June, 10am to 3pm each day
  • More information

The Deep Dive: Judith Butler

  • 5 weekly reading group events exploring the work of Judith Butler by Gender Politics Reading Group, genderED and CRITIQUE, tickets available online 
  • Wednesdays 1st – 29th of June at 12pm
  • In person event @ Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh
  • More information

The Deep Dive Concluding Lecture: Thinking with Butler: Resonances and Reflections

Connecting Knowledge: Queer, Race and Decolonial Theorisation

  • RACE. ED University of Edinburgh, hybrid seminar
  • 8th June 2022, 2pm to 3:30pm
  • More information

Future Leaders Programme: Difficult Conversations

  • In person event, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • 7th June 2022, 10am to 4pm
  • More information

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

Queer Culture Symposium 2022

  • University of Cambridge
  • Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students working on topics related to queer and trans studies
  • Abstract deadline: 31st May 2022
  • Conference: 20th June 2022
  • More information

ROLES XI: Sexuality & Gender Studies Annual Conference

  • University of Birmingham student-led Sexuality and Gender Studies Network
  • Abstract deadline: 2nd June 2022
  • Conference: 21st June 2022, 10am-4pm
  • More information

5th International Conference on Gender and Sexuality 2022

  • Theme: “Crafting and Imagining an Alternative Gender and Sexuality 2022”
  • Abstract deadline: 16th June 2022
  • Conference: 13th-14th of October 2022
  • More information

Feminists Confront State Violence

  • Radical History Review
  • Issue number 148 scheduled for publication January 2024
  • Abstract deadline: 1st June 2022
  • More information

Revolutionary Papers: Counter-Institutions, Politics and Cultures of Anticolonial Periods in the Global South

  • Radical History Review 
  • Issue number 150 scheduled for publication October 2024
  • Abstract deadline: EXTENDED until 15th August 2022
  • More information

Femspec Journal

  • Peer-reviewed interdisciplinary feminist journal interrogating gender in any genre of speculative arts
  • Fall Issue
  • Abstract deadline: 1st August 2022
  • More information 

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

MRes/MPhil Interdisciplinary Excellence Awards 2022-23

  • 4 MRes or MPhil bursaries covering home postgraduate research student fees
  • Open to both student and supervisor-led projects with collaborations within the arts and humanities, and with social science, science, and engineering.
  • Application deadline: 6th June 2022
  • More information.

Where are the Women of Colour? Addressing Gaps and Silences in Science and Industry Museum Collection

  • Funded PhD (with maintenance grant)
  • University of Leeds, School of Philosophy, Religions and History of Science
  • Application deadline: 30th June 2022
  • More information

Gender and Sexual Politics from Trans-National Perspectives (Poland and Central-Eastern Europe)

  • Fully funded PhD (fees and living stipend)
  • Edinburgh Napier University, Dr Roberto Kulpa
  • Application deadline: 26th June 2022
  • More information

Medieval and Renaissance Women: PhD Placement

  • Six-month funded PhD placement
  • Based at Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section at the British Library St Pancras, London
  • Application deadline: 13th June 2022
  • More information

Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Early Career Foundation Awards 

  • Small grants of up to £1000 
  • Supports Early Career Researchers in research and knowledge exchange activities that enhance medical humanities in Glasgow, and which offer potential for future development by the applicant. 
  • Application deadline: 20th June 2022 
  • More information

Freelance Research Assistant: Scottish Women’s Budget Group

  • Data collection and collation for project modelling social care costs in Scotland
  • Work expected to take 5-8 days, between 6th of June and 20th of July
  • Application deadline: 1st June 2022
  • More information

Programmes Officer: YWCA Scotland- The Young Women’s Movement

  • Based at YWCA Scotland Glasgow Office with outreach around Glasgow City
  • Application deadline: 17th June 2022
  • More information

CALLS FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

Exploring sexual and gender minorities’ experiences of sexual violence and access to sexual violence support services

  • University of Sheffield PhD project
  • Participants: Providers of sexual violence support; people aged 18+ who belong to a marginalise gender/sex/sexuality group and have experienced sexual assault, harassment, or violence.
  • Participation: Interview conducted via phone or video call.
  • For more information, please contact Holly McSpadden at hmcspadden1@sheffield.ac.uk

The Future of Work: Creating Inclusive Remote and Hybrid Workplaces

  • VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University
  • Participant requirements: women of colour, mothers of young children under age 5 or women who identify as disabled who purposefully wanted to work in a remote role and are currently working remotely, have worked in current remote role for at least 4 months.
  • Participation: 60- 90-minute interview via phone or Zoom.
  • More information

Race, Sexuality, and Desire in Queer Men’s Sexual Lives

  • University of Nottingham PhD project
  • Participants required: queer men of colour, interested in sharing their stories, thoughts, and experiences about race in queer spaces, online dating, and desirability.
  • Participation: flexible, can involve interviews and/or video-diaries
  • For more information please contact Tiago Machado Costa at tiago.machadocosta@nottingham.ac.uk

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May 2022 Newsletter

May Newsletter 

A warm welcome to May, PGRNS community! This month marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, promising longer days, and warmer nights (yes, even in Scotland!). We celebrate this change in season with May Day, an ancient festival with its roots in the festival of Flora: the Roman goddess of flowers. Yet, in 1886 May Day was also chosen to represent International Workers’ Day, or Labour Day, to recognise and acknowledge the history of the labour movement, celebrate trade unions and class solidarity, and promote workers rights. This month, PGRNS will be reflecting on the intersection of gender and trade union activism. Women and non-binary people have historically been at the forefront of fighting for workers rights, despite trade unions – and the workplace itself – being considered a traditionally masculine environment. Today, gender and class impact workplace conditions and, when intersected, often exacerbate inequalities. Covid-19 has further widened these inequalities, and as we return to something resembling a “new normal”, it is imperative that  within all industries – including academia – workers rights are protected, maintained and improved in the transition.

GENDER EVENTS

** Resources, Seminars, Materials and Events *

Hufton Reading Group – ‘‘Objectionable, mean and demeaning’: Masculine opposition to vasectomy in Britain in the twentieth century’ 

  • Wednesday 3 May, 3 pm 
  • Georgia Grainger (University of Strathclyde), online 
  • Contact Hufton for link 
  • More information.

‘Hands of Iron: A history of Midwifery in Glasgow’ 

  • Thursday 5 May, 6 pm – 730 pm
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, online tickets 
  • More information

Using Gender, Sex and Sexuality Data for action: In conversation with Dr Kevin Guyan 

  • Thursday 12 May, 6 pm 
  • University College London, in-person and online, tickets
  • More information.

Whose choice, whose rights? Global-historical and intersectional approaches to the emergence of reproductive rights after 1945

  • University of Glasgow
  • Conference registration now available for in-person and online attendance
  • 9-10 June 2022 
  • More information

CALLS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS/ABSTRACTS/PAPERS/MORE

Rewriting Gender in an Age of Transition (1880-1940)

  • A conference at the University of St Andrews
  • Abstract deadline: EXTENDED until 20th May 2022
  • Conference: 16-18th September 2022
  • More information.

Bridges between Disciplines: Gender in STEM and Social Sciences 

  • A conference online and onsite in Valencia (Spain)
  • Abstract deadline: 10th May 2022
  • Conference: 12-16th September 2022
  • More information.

JOBS, AWARDS AND PHD OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Women’s History Scotland PG/ECR bursary 

  • Two awards of up to £300
  • Open to researchers working in women’s and gender history, particularly for those working in Scotland or working on Scottish themes  
  • Deadline 31 May 2022
  • More information.   

Glasgow Medical Humanities Network Early Career Foundation Awards 

  • Small grants of up to £1000 
  • Supports Early Career Researchers in research and knowledge exchange activities that enhance medical humanities in Glasgow, and which offer potential for future development by the applicant. 
  • Application deadline: 20th June 2022 
  • More information.

Lecturer: School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde

Translating Equalities: Living and Learning Trans* Identities in the UK

Gendered Violence and Restorative Justice

  • Self-funded PhD opportunity, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Applications accepted all year round
  • More information.

CALLS FOR RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS

The impact of mental health on justice experienced women living in the community in Scotland, with a focus on stigma, resilience and the burden of public administration

  • PhD research, University of Strathclyde
  • Participant requirements: women aged 18+ who have active justice involvement or some justice experience in the last 2 years and who self-identify as having a low-level mental health concern.
  • Participation: completion of a 7 day diary and follow-up Zoom/in-person interview. Participants will receive a ‘thank you’ gift for taking part.
  • If you would like to take part or would like more information, please contact Karyn on karyn.mabon@strath.ac.uk.

Experiences of Menstruation

  • PhD research, University of Strathclyde
  • Participant requirements: people who menstruate, over the age of 18, living in Scotland.
  • More information.

After the Eighth: Abortion and the Politics of Reproduction in Post-Repeal Ireland

  • PhD research, University of Edinburgh 
  • The study is exploring how the legalisation of abortion has changed things (or not) for people in Ireland – both for those directly involved in abortion provision and politics, and for women and society more widely.
  • Participant requirements: (18+) residents and citizens of Ireland.
  • Participation: 10 min online survey.

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