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On Mentoring – Reflections on Academic Caring as a Feminist Practice. By Harriet Hawkins.

Articulated in and to the demands of the university, virtuousness can mean over-extending such that it is impossible to stay apace, to be sufficiently responsive, available, intimate, politicized…a good feminist fails if she[he] cannot attend constantly to the nurturing/facilitating project … Continue reading

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The gendered working culture of Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry: A study of women’s experiences of the ‘downturn’. By Georgia Smith

Georgia Smith is the winner of the GFGRG 2016-17 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize.  The oil and gas industry shapes the lives of every person on the planet – socially, economically and geopolitically (Miller, 2004). In the UK, the industry provides more … Continue reading

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CfP: Traversing Landscapes of Gender Based Violence (GBV) – RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2018

Convenors: Dr Claudia Eger, University of Warwick, Dr Heather Jeffrey, Middlesex University – Dubai, Dr Paola Vizcaino, Bournemouth University Sponsored by the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group (GLTRG) and the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) In … Continue reading

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On Intimate Economies, Immigration Detention, and Silencing. By Deirdre Conlon

Over the past few years I have been working on a project investigating ‘Intimate Economies of Immigration Detention’ in collaboration with Dr. Nancy Hiemstra (Stony Brook University, NY). The project critically interrogates the infrastructure and operation of immigration detention in … Continue reading

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GFGRG 2016-17 Dissertation Prize

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2016-17 dissertation prize: First prize The gendered working culture of Aberdeen’s oil and gas industry: A study of women’s experiences of the ‘downturn’.  Georgia Emily Smith, University of Edinburgh This dissertation … Continue reading

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Call for Papers for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018

New and Emerging Research within Gender and Feminist Geographies Co-Sponsors: Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) Convenors: Harriet Larrington-Spencer, Department of Geography, University of Manchester harriet.larrington-spencer@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk Melike Peterson, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow h.peterson.1@research.gla.ac.uk Abstract: … Continue reading

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GFGRG Call for Session Proposals – RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018

The Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) of the RGS-IBG is pleased to extend an invitation to sponsor sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018. The conference will take place at Cardiff University from Wednesday 29 to Friday … Continue reading

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GFGRG’s Response to Decolonising Geographical Knowledges at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2017. By Heather Jeffrey and Eveleigh Buck-Matthews.

The Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group was well represented at this year’s RGS-IBG Annual International Conference. The research group sponsored sessions spanning a variety of themes in response to the overall conference theme ‘decolonising geographical knowledges’. Sessions focused on: … Continue reading

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A facilitator’s story: Reflecting on the RGS-IBG’s Qualitative Methods Postgraduate Workshop. By Eveleigh Buck-Matthews

In July, the GFGRG co-sponsored the ‘Reflecting on Qualitative Research Methods’ workshop.  In this second post from the workshop, one of the workshop organisers reflects on her experience of the day. This is the second year I’ve run a postgraduate … Continue reading

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Re-figuring the city: A feminist walk of London’s monuments to women. By Rosie Martin and Louise Rondel.

… [T]he normative figure of leadership and especially in battle has been masculine.  Women’s inclusion into the nation has been quite specific.  Certainly, ample qualities of stone have been utilised to carve female statues of the nation.  In these, though, … Continue reading

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