Centre for Gender Studies
Biennial Gender Research Conference 2016
Marking 30 years of the Centre for Gender Studies at Hull
and 25 years of the Journal of Gender Studies
WISE, University of Hull
November 23 2016
Over 40 cross disciplinary international researchers presenting on diverse themes of borderlands, including queer, trans, gender, ethnic, ageing identity borderlands, migration, asylum, exile, home, sexual exploitation, human trafficking and more…
The Annette Fitzsimon’s Annual Lecture: Professor Stephen Whittle, OBE, Professor of Equalities law, Manchester metropolitan University – Non-Binary – Is it a timely end to gender identity as we know it?
Zoe Garner and Rehab Jameel, Asylum Aid, London – Gender and Migration:
Dr Nitasha Kaul, Kashmiri novelist, academic, poet, shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize – Poetry Reading
Professor Kathleen Lennon, Founding foremother of the Centre for Gender Studies and the Journal of Gender Studies – Borderlands and Home
Conference fee: £10 payable at registration on the day.
Conference location: Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), Oriel Chambers, 27 High Street, Hull, HU1 1NE
Hull City Centre, Old Town: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/wise/contact-us-1.aspx
For more information and to register a place contact: Dr Suzanne Clisby firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: panels are full but there are places remaining for attendees.
The conference is being kindly supported by the Centre for Gender Studies, the Journal of Gender Studies, the Annette Fitzsimon’s Trust and the University of Hull.
Keynote Speakers Further Biographical Information:
Zoe Gardner is Communications Officer for Asylum Aid. Zoe joined Asylum Aid in 2014, having previously worked in communications and policy positions at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles and the Race Equality Foundation.
Rehab Jameel is a member of the Protection Gap Advocates, a refugee women campaigners group coordinated by Asylum Aid.
Asylum Aid works to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the UK from persecution and human rights abuses abroad. It provides free legal advice and representation to the most vulnerable and excluded asylum seekers, and lobbies and campaigns for an asylum system based on inviolable human rights principles.
Stephen Whittle, OBE, is Professor of Equalities Law in the School of Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is considered the World’s leading expert on Transgender law. He is an activist with the transgender activist group Press for Change. Between 2007 and 2009 he was president of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). His books include Engendered Penalties: Transsexual and Transgender Experience of Inequality and Discrimination by Trans People (2007), A Transgender Studies Reader (2006); Respect and Equality: Transsexual and Transgender Rights (2002); The Transgender Debate: The Crisis Surrounding Gender Identities(2000); Reclaiming Genders: Transsexual Grammars at the fin de siècle (1999). Professor Whittle will be presenting the Annette Fitzsimon’s Annual Lecture.
Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri novelist, academic, poet, economist, artist who lives in London. Her first novel ‘Residue’, about Kashmiris outside of Kashmir, was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009. Nitasha publishes short fiction, non-fictions essays and poetry. She has also authored numerous academic articles and written for a range of media and news outlets.
Kathleen Lennon is Emeritus Professor in Philosophy and Gender Studies at the University of Hull. She was a founder member of the Centre for Gender Studies 30 years ago, and of the Journal of Gender Studies 25 years ago. Her most recent books are the monograph Imagination and the Imaginary (Routledge, 2015) and the co-edited Embodied Selves (Palgrave 2012). She is currently co-authoring the second edition of Theorising Gender (Polity) with Rachel Alsop and a monograph on Old Age.