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Centre for Women's Studies

Founded in 1984, the Centre for Women's Studies at York (CWS) is among the most well-established bases for feminist and gender-oriented teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. We adopt a women-centred and interdisciplinary approach to the changing nature of both women's experiences and gender relations. By drawing on a range of disciplines - cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, politics, sociology, social policy - we explore the differing perspectives each has to offer, as well as the creative tensions between them. 

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Events

Wed
10
Nov

Sex with Chinese Characteristics? The Politics of Sexuality in China

This talk is based on collaborative work with Professor Petula Sik Ying Ho (HKU), specifically on an article we published in the Journal of Sex Research (2018) and a new book we are writing.

Mon
15
Nov

CWS Consent through Creativity Workshop by Running at Walls Theatre Company

An interactive workshop incorporating theatre, dance & other creative methods, questioning & challenging dominant narratives around consent.

Fri
19
Nov

Online: Consent through Creativity Workshop by Running at Walls Theatre Company

Online: Consent through Creativity Workshop by Running at Walls Theatre Company by Running at Walls Theatre Company (https://www.runningatwalls.com/).

Wed
24
Nov

Taking Care: Mental Health & Well-Being Workshop

Taking Care: Mental Health & Well-Being Workshop

Wed
1
Dec

End-of-term Holiday Social

End of Term Social