2024 Graduate Feminist Thinking Conference: Crossing


2024 Graduate Feminist Thinking Conference: Crossing 

Saturday 17 February 2024, 9.00am - 3.15pm

Online and In person at Park 05 at Somerville College, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6HD

Free but registrations required.

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This year’s Graduate Feminist Thinking Conference, ‘Crossing’ draws thematic interest from 1. The interdisciplinary nature of gender studies - what is gained from crossing over academic departments, methods, and concerns? 2. The space gender studies can provide to generate connection and recognize overlapping interests, even for those who work in different fields or have different backgrounds. What can feminism be when it is created through collective? 3. A recognition of intersectionality as a driving force in feminism today - when we find points of crossover and connection, what tensions still lie within our coalition? 4. The unique way that feminist research is made from and has the power to alter lived experiences. How does research cross over into the world beyond academic institutions, how are these spheres always already connected to each other?



Conference Programme:


Tea/Coffee - 9:00am -9:30am 


Keynote Speaker - Sneha Krishnan, ‘Girlhood, Across Archives and Ghosts’ - 9:30am - 10:15am (30 minutes speaking + time for questions)


Panel 1 - Bodies + Boundaries - 10:15am  - 12:00pm 

Rosie Duffy: Queering the Mortuary: Death Care as Queer Care (10:15am - 10:30am)

Mizy Judah Clifton: Bound bodies, second skins; or, I started binding, and I became dysphoric  (10:30am - 10:45am)




Sami Wymes: Performing Nonbinary: A Diffractive Reading of Agential Realism and The Performance Art Piece Shave Me Sami™ (11am - 11:15am)


Yasmin Poole : Weaving the Web: A Case Study of Intersectional Public Policy in Australia (11:15am - 11:30am)


Panel Discussion (11:30am -12.00pm)


Break for Lunch - 12.00pm  - 12:45pm


Keynote Speaker - Dorothée Boulanger, ‘Feminismo Negro?:

Keynote Speaker - Dorothée Boulanger, ‘Feminismo Negro?: Exploring Black Women’s Narratives of Emancipation Across the Lusophone Atlantic’ - 12:45 - 1:30 (30 minutes speaking + time for questions)


Panel 2 - Narratives + Interpretation - 1:30pm  - 3:15pm 


Winglam Tong: Gender and (Post)Loyalty in a Fallen City: Reading Eileen Chang and Her In-between Women (1:30pm - 1:45pm)


Chloe Williams : 'The Man is At Sea’: Attitudes Towards Male Stars and Sexual Violence in Two Sensational Trials (1:45pm - 2:00pm)


Claire McCann: The disciplinary formation of economics at the University of Oxford: Gendered constructions of ‘legitimate’ economic knowledge, authorities, and methods (2:00pm - 2:15pm)


Ruth Thrush : Labour and Immanence in The Second Sex (2:15pm - 2:30pm)

Aincre Fosua : A storm there will be": Women's Early Organising and the History of the Ghanaian Women's Movement (1950-1966) (2:30pm - 2:45pm)


Panel Discussion - 2:45pm - 3:15 pm 


For more information, please email Aincre Evans, aincre.evans@oriel.ox.ac.uk.


It is organized by graduates of the 2022-2023 Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies programme in partnership with TORCH, The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities


Intersectional Humanities, TORCH Research Hubs