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CWS PhD student writes in The Conversation on Playboy and Halloween

Thursday 26 October 2023

Congratulations to PhD student Daisy McManaman who has an article published in The Conversation looking at how the Playboy costume has become a popular Halloween costume.

Remembering Dr Jo Woodiwiss, CWS Graduate

Wednesday 4 October 2023

The Centre for Women's Studies is very sad to hear of the recent death of Dr Jo Woodiwiss, a graduate and friend of CWS.

New issue of Centre for Women's Studies Journal, Cultivate

Monday 25 September 2023

We are delighted to share the latest issue of Cultivate: The Feminist Journal of the Centre for Women's Studies (CWS). 'Issue 5: The Creative Issue' puts our usual peer-reviewed article process aside and instead spotlights creative work.

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Women's Studies Now! 'Challenges for Palestinian Feminists Now’ with Dr Nabila Espanioly

During York International Women’s Week, the Centre for Women’s Studies (in association with the Centre for Applied Human Rights and the University of York Palestinian Solidarity Collective) will be hosting a talk by clinical psychologist Nabila Espanioly, a feminist and activist from Nazareth.


Sisterhood in action

Sisterhood in Action Conference


Academic Writing Workshop

A short workshop designed for CWS students to enhance their academic writing skills.

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