Gender, sexuality and digital culture: A half day symposium at City, University of London, 20 June 2017


A half day symposium at City, University of London, University Building B200, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

June 20th 2.00-7.30pm //// Wine reception @7.30PM

Keynotes:  Winnie M Li and Rowan Ellis

New and established scholars and activists reflect on old questions and new challenges. Please join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion at City, in central London, to be followed by drinks and refreshments.

Sue Jackson (VUW, New Zealand) talks about her work with girls on feminism

Roisin Ryan Flood (Essex) reports on her interviews about internet dating

Josie Reade (RMIT, Australia) opens up new ways of thinking about ‘fitspo’

Maree Martinussen (Auckland, New Zealand)  explores practices of intimacy in female friendships.

Anastasia Powell (RMIT, Australia) talks about her new book Sexual Violence in a Digital Age

Laura Thompson (City, London) explores sexual harassment on mobile dating apps

Celiya Koster (activist/student, London) discusses co-founding a new intersectional feminist magazine, Typical Girls

We are delighted that the symposium will be followed by two very special keynote presentations by Winnie M Li and Rowan Ellis (6-7.30PM)

Winnie M Li, author, activist, researcher (LSE) will talk about her extraordinary new novel Dark Chapter, discussing ‘Narrating Lived Experiences of Sexual Violence through Crime Fiction’

Rowan Ellis (‘queer feminist geek’)  will discuss her phenomenal campaign to get YouTube to lift their LGBTQ+ restrictions

Followed by a wine reception at 7.30PM

Free and open to all but booking essential. Book here:

Organised by the Gender and Sexuality Research Forum at City and supported by the Department of Sociology

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