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'Gender Studies' or 'Women's Studies'

Led by Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, and Julia Caterina Hartley, the Gender and Authority research network brings together participants from disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our aim is to explore and question received notions of social and cultural authority, specifically as they intersect with issues of gender. 

We are currently putting together a roundtable discussion on the continuities, differences and comparative advantages of framing one's research in terms of 'Gender studies' or 'Women's studies'. This event would offer the participants a showcase of the variety of research projects/networks currently active in Oxford, as well as opening a productive dialogue between these different groups of researchers. The event will last 1h30 and be guided by a series of open questions (which we will pre-circulate), which will provide space for responses from the contributors and the other participants. We are planning to hold this event in Michaelmas term as it would be a helpful event for graduates beginning programmes with a focus on gender studies (including the Women’s Studies Masters).

This will be an exciting opportunity to bring together researchers from a variety of contexts. If you are interested in being involved, please email us at womencanonconference@gmail.com by Friday of 9th Week (24th of June).