A dynamic feminist community providing a forum for discussion of equality and diversity at Goldsmiths.
We provide a coordinating hub for feminist work at Goldsmiths. In addition to organising seminars and conferences, we offer a symbolic and intellectual home for the MA in Gender, Media and Culture, co-convened by the Departments of Media & Communications and Sociology.
We provide a forum for discussion of equality and diversity issues on campus (in relation to all aspects of the College’s equality policy: race and religion, gender, sexuality, disability and widening participation). We also provide an intellectual context for the delivery of Goldsmiths' equality policy.
By 'feminist research' we include any work that is informed by an active engagement with feminist intellectual debates, and any research that investigates questions of power, inequality and difference including race, class, disability as well as gender and sexuality.
Goldsmiths already has an longstanding international reputation for feminist research through the individual activities of staff based in a range of departments, from the contributions of alumni staff of the college who have shaped feminist histories (Sally Alexander, Valerie Walkerdine, Kay Stables, Helen Carr, for example), as well as through the numerous conferences we have organised on feminist themes since 1990's including: Emotion, Gender and Culture; Young Women and Feminism; Queer Theory; Feminist and Queer of Colour Scholarship; Feminist Genealogies; Race and The Academy as well as Feminism and Intimacy.
The Centre for Feminist Research was inaugurated under the leadership of Professor Ahmed to consolidate Goldsmiths feminist histories and to help shape feminist futures at Goldsmiths. We wish to continue this legacy and build upon the feminist work that has shaped the institution.
About the Centre
The Centre is currently based in Media & Communications and Sociology and is directed by Professor Lisa Blackman and Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam, with members working in a range of different disciplines. Goldsmith’s feminist community is dynamic and the Centre aims to preserve this dynamism.
We have identified four key and loose strands of feminist research activity at Goldsmiths:
• Intersectionality; gender and class; feminist of colour scholarship and activism; queer feminism; transfeminism.
• Feminist genealogies, new feminism, post-feminism.
• Feminist cultural theory (including feminist engagements with visual culture, new media, screen culture and technology)
• Feminist work on embodiment, affect and emotion
All are welcome to attend events and activities organised or hosted by the Centre for Feminist Research, including staff and students at Goldsmiths as well as members of the wider public.
If you would like to join the regular CFR Mailing List please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow our event calendar via our Twitter
and Facebook accounts.