SOAS University of London

Centre for Gender Studies

New Voices

Various Speakers

Date: 12 May 2015Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 12 May 2015Time: 6:00 PM


Type of Event: Workshop

Feminist Review 110

The Feminist Review collective welcomes early career scholars and established scholars for a discussion on new voices in gender and feminist studies. This is an inter-disciplinary event focused on paths to publishing for emergent scholars. 

Over afternoon tea new scholars and collective members will come together to discuss emergent themes and issues in feminist and gender theory across disciplinary spaces.

This workshop is part of the Centre for Gender Studies 2 day conference - Gender and the Colonial taking place on Wednesday 13 May and Thursday 14 May


13:00 - 13:15Welcome
13:15 - 14:15Session 1: Resistance and Citizenship

Inna Michaeli (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Immigrating into the Occupation: the Case of Russian-speaking Women in Palestinian Societies

Samah Saleh (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Gender within labour movements, social movements and other sites of resistance: The politicization of every day for Palestinian women inside Israeli colonial prisons

Nicole Currie (SOAS University of London)
‘I will kiss the ground of my cell... As it is part of my homeland’ Spatial Politics and Gender: Israel's Carcerality of Palestinian Women

Discussant and Chair: Professor Nadje Al-Ali (SOAS, University of London), and Feminist Review member

14.30 - 15:30Session 2: Images, Text and Narratives

Mara Mattoscio (Università "Gabriele d'Annunzio" di Chieti-Pescara)
Liminal Resistance or Dominant Gaze? Sarah Baartman and the Case of Vénus Noire (2010)

Emma Doubt (University of Sussex)
“Playing Indian”: Photographic Portraiture at the Cherokee Female Seminary, 1890-1910

Roxanne Bidizadah (University of Warwick)
Unveiling Voices: Rediscovering the Iranian Memoir in Kamin Mohammadi’s The Cypress Tree

Discussant and Chair: Dr Gina Heathcote (SOAS, University of London), and Feminist Review member

15:40 - 16:40Session 3: Rethinking power and hegemonic discourse

Ashjan Ajour (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Representation of Power and Knowledge in the Discourse of Liberal Feminist Discourse

Gisela Carrasco-Miro (Utrecht University)
Empowering work as strategy for women? Rethinking globalization and gendered work from a Postcolonial Feminist Economics approach

Asha Abeyasekera (University of Colombo)
Choice in Marriage. Middle-class Respectability, Modernity, and Post-colonial Identities in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Discussant and Chair: Rutvica Andrijasevic (University of Bristol), and Feminist Review member

16.50 - 17:10Feminist Review: Open Space

Introduction by Dr Gina Heathcote (SOAS, University of London)

Lucy Garbett & Layan Sima Fuleihan
I Do Not Consent: Elimination, Gender Based Violence, and (Settler) Colonialism

17.00Closing Comments
 Amy Shackleton (Feminist Review Publisher, Palgrave Macmillian)


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