Towards a Feminist Theory of Expertise

As an interdisciplinary researcher, exploring the construction of DNA profiling evidence, my PhD journey has carried me from the legal field, across a vast scientific landscape, to a realm of technological innovation and instrumental bureaucracy. My interest in the collaborative co-production of knowledge claims across disciplinary boundaries has required me to engage with a large... Continue Reading →


Introducing Our New Committee Members!

PGRNS is now one year old! It has been an amazing inaugural year for our Network and we've accomplished far more than we planned when we first started talking about creating a community of gender researchers across Scotland. Doing postgraduate work can be a very isolating experience, made all the worse by the fact that... Continue Reading →

Submission, the Viva and Taking your Time

I’m sat in the middle of an open-plan office in the centre of Glasgow, scribbling down these words during my lunch break. I’ve worked in this building for nearly three months, nine-to-five, as a customer service advisor for a utilities company. This isn’t a failure story, although the pitying glances I’ve received from some academics... Continue Reading →

An Interview with Sophie Sexon

Sophie is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. Their research is an AHRC-funded project which looks at Christ’s wounds in medieval manuscripts and contemporary performance art using a queer theoretical approach to explore a range of possible meanings. They have presented their research at the International Medieval Congress in both Michigan and Leeds... Continue Reading →

Newsletter August 2017

Calls For Papers (In order of abstract deadline) Placing Medea: Transfer, Spatiality, and Gender in Europe, 1750-1800 25-27 April 2018, Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden 200 word abstract and five-line biography ( Deadline: 1 August 2017 The Gender of Sovereignty in European Politics and Aesthetics 18-20 December 2017, KU Leuven, Belgium 300-word proposal Deadline: 1 August... Continue Reading →

Being a Feminist Researcher

Today's post is a throwback post to our SGSAH Feminist Research Methods session held at the Glasgow Women's Library on 19 June 2017. This post was originally published by Lucie Whitmore on the SGSAH blog. As many of you will be aware, this week the annual SGSAH Summer School took place in venues across Glasgow.... Continue Reading →

Writing gender and family into the biography of a black trade unionist in 1920s South Africa

One of the hardest aspects of my recent research has not been accessing secret police records or conducting interviews with important historical figures, but finding out about particular women and their private lives.[1] Researching the history of Edinburgh University’s African alumni with Tom Cunningham and Ismael Maazaz over the last year, the biographies of more... Continue Reading →

Newsletter July 2017

Calls For Papers (In order of abstract deadline) Sibéal Annual Conference 17 & 18 November 2017 University College Dublin Deadline: 5 pm 31 July 2017 Gender on the International Bench 11-12 January 2018, The Hague A cover letter; anonymised abstract (max. 400 words); 1-page CV ( and Deadline: 31 July 2017 Placing Medea:... Continue Reading →

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