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Making a ‘Man’ Out of You

On the 12th of March 2008, I received an email from the University of Strathclyde to tell me that I had been refused entry to study History because my professional qualifications could not stand in for my failure at A-level 6 years before.  As I choked back tears in the back of a taxi, as... Continue Reading →

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 →

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