Feminist Theories for Contemporary Times

Jan 28, 2022 4:00 PM — Jan 29, 2022 12:00 AM
Part of the Feminist Perspectives webinar series 2022 collection by South West Doctoral Training Partnership

The first online session in the SWDTP Feminist Perspectives webinar series 2022.

About this event Gendered inequality, exploitation and violence takes both new and old forms in contemporary times. Three researchers and activists talk about the feminist theories that they draw on in their research.

Sian Norris will talk the insights that socialist feminism brings to her research on reproductive labour and exploitation. Egle Cesnulyte will discuss how sex work positive feminism influence her research on women’s agency and political economy. Jennifer Thomson will consider the co-optation of feminism through the critiques that feminist scholars, such as Nancy Fraser, have raised against neoliberalism.


  • Fran Amery, University of Bath
  • Jutta Weldes, University of Bristol Speakers:
  • Sian Norris is a writer and journalist focusing on women’s and minority rights. She is the Chief European and Social Affairs reporter at Byline Times. Her book on the far right’s war on reproductive rights will be published by Verso in spring 2023. Her reporting has appeared in the Guardian, the i, openDemocracy, the New Statesman and elsewhere.
  • Egle Cesnulyte is a senior lecturer in Politics and International Development at the University of Bristol.
  • Dr Jennifer Thomson is a senior lecturer in Comparative Politics at the University of Bath.
Lenka Hasova
Lenka Hasova
Human Geography PhD student

My dissertation looks at the use of Spatial Interaction Models and their spatial structure. I love coding in Python and R, and in a spare time, I make my own clothes.

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