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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


Roundtable Discussion: Queer Now!

6.00PM, The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West; Drinks on arrival

Chaired by Ann Kaloski Naylor (CWS, UoY), the event features four speakers:


Centre for Women’s Studies Annual Lecture: Thinking Decolonially through an Intersectional Lens

4.30PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Campus West

Avtar Brah, Professor Emerita in Sociology at Birkbeck

Past events

Roundtable on Gender and Violence

Monday 21 November 2022

Chaired by Clare Bielby

“Women, Life, Freedom”: A Feminist Uprising in Iran

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Speaker: Zahra Tizro

Roundtable on Gender and Migration

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Chaired by Rachel Alsop