11 May 2010 | 2-6pm
Dep. of Sociology, University of Manchester
University Place Room 6.207
Call for Participation
It is a widespread misconception that feminism is ‘post’ and did not make it into the 21st Century. Ideas that young women are post-feminist and do not engage with feminism is a trap! Since 2000 there has been an international and national surge in formal and informal, institutional and grassroots, transnational and local feminist initiatives. As a result, there has been an increase in popular feminist and academic publications on the subject.
As PhD students researching young feminist ideology and activism, we think it is important to develop academic thinking on young feminism and to create a network of researchers in the field. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to an interdisciplinary PhD seminar on YOUNG FEMINISM on the 11 May 2010, at the University of Manchester.
The seminar will cover two broad themes:
1. THINKING& IDEOLOGY.
2. DOING& ACTIVISM:
We would like to invite PhD students to present their work in progress on one of these themes. All students are welcome, from any department or University and at any stage in their PhD research. Send us an abstract and a brief statement of purpose (each max.150 words). The deadline is 23 April. We welcome other researchers and staff interested in the field of young feminism to attend. For presentation and attendance (both limited), please fill in the registration form.
We will respond to applications 30 April.
– Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg (Sociology, University of Manchester)
– Susan O’Shea (CCSR, University of Manchester)