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2018 events

FRACS Week 4 -Roundtable on Feminism, Art & Activism

Tuesday 7 May 2019

York Feminist Society, Dr. Evangeline Tsao & Dr. Boriana Alexandrova

FRACS Week 3 - Race and Religion Workshop

Tuesday 30 April 2019

Race and Religion Workshop

How to Balance Academic Study with Mental Health & Well-being

Wednesday 13 March 2019

A workshop from the University of York Open Door team on "How to Balance Academic Study with Mental Health & Well-being".

"Re-imagining Passing: A Feminist Project"

Tuesday 26 February 2019

In this paper, Janine Bradbury shares work from her forthcoming book, Contemporary African American Women Writers and Passing, which explores the ways in which writers such as Gloria Naylor and Toni Morrison reimagine the passing-for-white genre from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Re-writing Connie Converse, Chapter and Verse: Queer Folk, Queer Quietude, and the 1950s Lesbian Bar Scene of Greenwich Village, New York

Tuesday 19 February 2019

An exploratory paper recuperating the undiscovered queer folk of songwriter, polymath, and peace academic-activist Connie Converse, who disappeared in her VW camper van in 1974 never to be heard from again.

Masters Taster Day

Friday 15 February 2019

The Centre for Women's Studies are participating in the University wide Master's Taster Day. Register here: The Centre will be running a taster lecture and providing the opportunity for you to meet current MA students and staff. If you have any questions please email

Sisterhood in Action

Friday 8 February 2019

A conference for current CWS PhD and Masters students to share their research.

Understanding the Nature of Women's Solidarity in the Women's Movement in Turkey

Tuesday 5 February 2019

A talk by Dr Pelin Dincer, Hacettepe University, on "Understanding the Nature of Women's Solidarity in the Women's Movement in Turkey"

Introduction to Postgraduate Teaching at York

Wednesday 30 January 2019

An opportunity for CWS PhD Students to find out more about postgraduate teaching at the University of York and within the Centre for Women's Studies

CWS Crafting Social

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Please join us for a Welcome Back "Feminist Crafting" Social

Christmas Crafting & Social

Thursday 22 November 2018

A chance for CWS staff and students to catch-up prior to the Christmas break.

"Precarious work and constructions of masculinities among ‘day labourers’ in South Africa" Research Seminar

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Join us for a research seminar on "Precarious work and constructions of masculinities among ‘day labourers’ in South Africa" by Dr. Mandisa Malinga, University of Cape Town, South Africa

"Cultivate: Peer review and Abstract Writing" Workshop

Wednesday 14 November 2018

A Workshop for CWS students to introduce them to peer review and abstract writing.

"Applying for a PhD" Workshop

Wednesday 7 November 2018

A workshop for CWS students considering applying for a PhD

Academic Writing Workshop for CWS students

Wednesday 24 October 2018

A workshop for CWS students to improve their academic writing skills

"A Parochial Preoccupation? The Critique of Heterosexuality Reconsidered"

Tuesday 23 October 2018

A talk by Prof Stevi Jackson on heterosexuality.

"The persistence of masculinism anti-gender ideology movements and populist backlash in Australia" Research Seminar

Tuesday 9 October 2018

A talk by Dr Lucy Nicholas from Swinburne University of Technology.

"Things I wish I knew before starting a Women's Studies degree" Workshop

Wednesday 3 October 2018

A workshop for current CWS Students and Staff to share their experiences with our new students.

Welcome and Quiz Night!

Monday 24 September 2018

We are looking forward to meeting and welcoming our new MA and PhD students. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk to other new students, our current PhD students and members of CWS staff.