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Video – 2020 – (Re)Connecting Gender Studies

Video – 2020 – (Re)Connecting Gender Studies


On November 13th, Sophia’s Junior Network hosted the (Re)Connecting Gender Studies conference.

The aim of this conference was to (re)connect PhD students and gender researchers from different theoretical backgrounds, disciplines and research institutions. During the first part of the program, selected researchers presented their ongoing or recent research. You can find their abstracts/video presentations below.


Session 1   (De)Constructing narratives and discourses

Caroline Boreham (ENS Lyon) – Teaching intersectionality through Zadie Smith’s Swing Time   VIDEO

Sven Van den Bossche (UGent) – Fictional transgender narratives in postwar Dutch literature   VIDEO

Carole Walker (UCLouvain) – The institutionalisation of the fight against gender-based violence: interactions between the narratives of sexual violence victims and the transformations of a professional ecology in the Brussels Region   VIDEO

Sigrid Wallaert (UGent) – The topic of women’s anger connected to Miranda Fricker’s concept of epistemic injustice   VIDEO

Hannah Van Hove (VUB) – “Belonging nowhere”?: British experimental women writers and the politics of marginalisation   ABSTRACT


Session 2   Movements and countermovements

Asli Polatdemir (Uni Bremen) – Websites of gender movements in Turkey: following online alliances    ABSTRACT

Deniz Dag (Uni Bremen) – Familialisation of Women’s and Gender Studies at Turkish Academy    ABSTRACT

Claire Poppelwell-Scevak (UGent) – Finding the best path over the rainbow: same-sex marriage in the European Court of Human Rights   VIDEO

Emma Sarter (UCLouvain) – Feminism, attitudes towards trans* people and trans* rights: an analysis from the lens of social psychology    ABSTRACT


Session 3   Negotiating social norms and boundaries

Justine Gloesener (ULiège) – Integration of gender issues in the “fabrique urbaine”. The place of women in the historical evolution of the Droixhe project   ABSTRACT

Nika Looman (UGent) – Queering narratives of ageing: older queer women’s unruly sexuality-assemblages   VIDEO

Mattias Decoster (Antwerpen & UGent) – Masculinity as property: Towards a new legal theory on the relationship between gender-based forms of privilege and the law   VIDEO