Seminar 6 – Feminist Activism and Feminist Policy, 16 Jan 2017

Date and time

Monday 16 January 2017, 10:30-16:30


Room 101
Birkbeck College
University of London
30 Russell Square

Time Session
10:30-11:00 Registration
11:30-12.00 Feminism and Feminist Activism in the UK –  Chair: Elizabeth Evans (Goldsmiths):

  • Prue Chamberlain, Royal Holloway, University of London: Affective Temporality and Fourth Wave Feminism in the UK
  • Jennifer Thompson, Queen Mary, University of London: Feminist Activism and Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland
  • Sarah Marie Hall, University of Manchester: Feminist economic geographies of austerity: theory, method and activism
12:30-13:15  Lunch
13:15-14:15 Influencing Parties & Politicians – Chair: Sarah Childs (Bristol):

  • Sue Regan, Northumbria University: Centring feminism: connections between elected and non-elected representatives who act for local women’s interests
  • Elizabeth Evans, Goldsmiths, University of London and Meryl Kenny, University of Edinburgh: The Party Political Wing of the Women’s Movement? An Exploration of the Women’s Equality Party
  • Danielle Roberts, Ulster University: Feminists on ‘The Hill’? Feminist activist interactions with formal politics in Northern Ireland
 14:15-15:15  Feminist Identity and Activism: International Dimensions – Chair: Roberta Guerrina (Surrey):

  • Chamindra Weerawardhana, Queen’s University Belfast  Transfeminist activism within and beyond the academy: a necessary dialogue in the UK context?
  • Pippa Stark, Goldsmiths, University of London: Women of Orange: gender, race and national identity in The Netherlands
  • Helena Suárez, Goldsmiths, University of London: If a feminist speaks… does she make a sound? Exploring the effects of radio and online feminist broadcasting in Uruguay
 15:15-15:30  Coffee
 15:30-16:30 Feminist Activist Roundtable – Chair: Manjeet Ramgotra, SOAS:

  • Sarah Marie Hall, Women’s Budget Group
  • Cerian Jenkins. Gender Equality Network & Stonewall Role Model
  • Eleanor Lisney, Sisters of Frida
  • Lucy Hadley, Women’s Aid
  • Emma Mackay, Young Women’s Trust