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Publishing and Peer review

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Join us for a publishing and peer review workshop with Dr Blu Tirohl

Roundtable Discussion: Mobilising Women’s Studies Now! Feminist Activism and Scholarship in Dialogue

Tuesday 6 June 2023

Chaired by Boriana Alexandrova (CWS, University of York, the event features the following speakers: Ann Kaloski Ruth Kelly Anugya Kunwar Mariam Topchishvili

Academic Writing II

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Join us for a academic writing workshop with Prof. Stevi Jackson.

Cleanfluencing: The Spectacular Return of the Housewife in the Late Modern Digital Age

Tuesday 2 May 2023

Popular depictions of housework as ‘sparking joy’; as the preserve of the ‘happy housewife’; as key to a happy family; as an expression of ‘care’; and as ‘women’s work’, have a long and stubborn history. Today, digital social media is flooded with images of gleaming, immaculately tidy homes with accounts dedicated to reproducing images of women cleaning, tidying and ordering domestic spaces omnipresent across social media. The influencer boon, alongside a renewed post-pandemic focus on keeping homes clean, germ-free and ‘safe’, has culminated in the burgeoning popularity of ‘cleanfluencing’; an online re-configuration of the white woman housewife, responsible for curating digital images of the perfect home and with overwhelmingly women followers. And yet housework remains one of the most unequal institutions globally.

Spring Term Social

Tuesday 14 March 2023

On behalf of CWS, I wanted to invite you to our Spring Social next week. There'll be food, wine, and hopefully some fun games.

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