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Spring Term schedule and reading list

Week 15 (29/1/18)

1) Kimberlé Crenshaw, 'Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: A black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist politics' University of Chicago Legal Forum: Vol. 1989: Iss. 1, Article 8, pp. 138-167.

2)'Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality, More than Two Decades Later,' 2017,  Interview with Columbia Law School.


Week 17



1) Andrienne Rich, 'Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,’ Journal of Women’s History, Vol. 15, No. 3 (2003), pp. 11-42.

2) Kate Forbes, '"Do these earrings make me look dumb" Diversity, Privilege and Heteronormative perceptions of competence within the academy' in Anne Enke (ed.), Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012), pp. 34-44.

Week 19



1) Maria do Mar Pereira, '"Feminist Theory is proper Knowledge but..." The status of feminist scholarship in the academy,' Feminist Theory, Vol. 13, No. 3 (2012), pp. 283-303.

2) Fiona Jenkins, 'Epistemic Credibility and Women in Philosophy,' Australian Feminist Studies, Vol. 29, No. 80 (2014), pp. 161-170.

Chandra Talpade Mohanty, '"Under Western Eyes" Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through anticapitalist struggles' in her Feminism without Borders (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003), pp. 221-251.


Week 21


1) Sara Ahmed, ‘A Killjoy Manifesto’ in her Living a Feminist Life (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), pp. 251-268.

2) Rosi Braidotti, 'DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANISE!' e-Flux Conversations, 2016.


Week 23


We are pleased to announce the launch of the Feminist Reading group at the University of Kent which will be taking place fortnightly commencing on Monday 29th January (see below for details). The aim of the reading group is to create a non-hierarchical, inclusive and safe space to discuss diverse topics within feminist theory and practice. We hope that this will further assist in the establishment of a feminist network at UKC by creating an environment where feminist issues can be engaged across academic disciplines and subjects.




Each meeting will take place at 14:00 until 16:00 in Seminar Room 5 in Grimond Building. This room is fully accessible. You'll find us on the first floor.

When entering, please leave any and all prejudices at the door!

We are also in the process of securing coffee and tea for each meeting!

Contact us:

Hollie Mackenzie

(Politics & IR)

Stavroula (Lina) Soukara

(Politics & IR)

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