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Feminism & Critical Theory Conference – 20-21 June, 2015 @ University of Sussex

May 27, 2015

The information on this page is subject to change; please watch this space for updates – Last Updated: 10 June 2015

The conference will take place on the 20th and 21st of June 2015 in the A01 Lecture Theatre which is located in the Arts A Building at the University of Sussex. For information on how to travel to campus and to access a campus map, please click here.

The conference fee is £1 and is payable on the day. To register please click here.

For all queries please contact

Keynote Speakers:

Stella Sandford (Kingston University)

Lorna Finlayson (University of Cambridge)


Conference Programme

Feminism & Critical Theory

Centre for Social and Political Thought Annual Conference 2015

Day 1 / 20th June

10.30am – 11.00am


11.00am – 12.30pm

Lorna Finlayson – TBC

12.30pm – 1.30pm


1.30pm – 3.00pm

Panel 1

Iliana Cuellar – Freedom and Resistance: the Critical Theory of Angela Davis

Elizabeth Vasileva – Don’t Marry Her, Fuck Me: Normativity and Essentialism in Queer Spaces

3.00pm – 3.15pm


3.15pm – 4.45pm

Panel 2

Ross Speer – Marxism and Feminism: Comparing Lise Vogel’s and Michèle Barrett’s social reproduction theories

Zoe Sutherland & Marina Vishmidt – Social Reproduction Feminism: A Critique

4.45pm – 5.00pm


5.00pm – 6.45pm

Panel 3

Elizabeth Mosley – Abortion in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Exploring Gender, Racial, and Economic Inequities

Emma Milne – Women and the consequences of their “inappropriate” sexuality

Beba Cebralic“Beyond sisterhood there is still racism, colonialism, and imperialism”: the intersectionality between Islam, Feminism, and Colonial Discourse

Day 2 / 21st June

12.00pm – 1.45pm

Panel 1

Emily Cousens – Men as Material Conditions: Exploring the Marxian Influence on Anti-Porn Feminism

Rosalind Worsdale – Is consenting to sexual objectification a category mistake?

Areti Giannopoulou – The Ethic of Care and the Dialectic of Enlightenment

1:45pm – 3:00pm


3.00pm  – 4.45pm

Panel 2

Kate Seymour – On tea ladies, hecklers, and the power of appearing

Clare Woodford – Docile Subjects: Subjectification and Representation

Andi Sidwell – The Politics of Gender Variance: A queer materialist critique of identity

4:45pm  – 5:00pm


5:00pm – 6.30pm

Stella Sandford – When Feminist Philosophy Met Critical Theory: Gillian Howie’s “Historical Materialism”


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