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Women’s Studies Now!

From the climate emergency through attacks on women’s bodily autonomy to the place of gender in far-right populist discourse, Women’s Studies is uniquely placed to shine a critical light on some of the most urgent topics facing the world today. To this end, York’s Centre for Women’s Studies is delighted to announce a new research seminar series that will run in the academic year 2022-2023: Women’s Studies Now! As well as exploring many such critical topics, Women’s Studies Now! brings together some of the cutting-edge feminist research being conducted at the University of York and beyond.

Upcoming events


Imagining the future of feminism in the academy

1.00PM, 023/ CLB Church Lane Building

Past events

Women's Studies Now! "Storytelling York's LGBTQ+ Community Archive"

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Please join us for "Storytelling York's LGBTQ+ Community Archive": a most special event, opening up York's Centre for Women's Studies rare and unique archive of North Eastern/Yorkshire LGBTQ+ history to the public for the very first time. 

Sexual Violence as a Strategy of Enclosure: an Anti-origin story

Wednesday 29 November 2023

This paper explores a range of stories that aim to account for the origins of gender domination and sexual violence

Neuro-queer Now! Exploring Mad and Affective Knowledge

Tuesday 14 November 2023

with Mad Feeling Collective (Dr Francesca Lewis, Dr Veronica Heney, Dr Arya Thampuran, Dr Kelechi Anucha, Cat Fischer and Sarah Lahm)

Women Claim Home: Gendered Dimensions of Urban Regeneration, Forced Displacement, and Activism in Cambodia and Sri Lanka

Tuesday 24 October 2023

This seminar will feature a dialogue between Dr. Asha Abeyasekera’s research on women’s homemaking as an ethical and political life principle in the context of dislocation in Sri Lanka and Dr. Saba Joshi’s research on rural women’s activism against land dispossession in Cambodia.