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We would like to notify our members that we are planning to develop online events next academic year.

Dr. Kylie Jarret's lecture is cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic and will be re-arranged at a future date.

Gender Arc Event

Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr. Gerrard's lecture is posponed and will be re-organised for a date this Autumn/Winter 2020.

Sexism and Social Media

Elizabeth Gaskell and Suffrage Drama

Gender Arc Symposium Autumn 2018 - 6th December

Gender Arc Symposium Autumn 2018

Gender Arc Seminar - 28th November

Gender Arc Seminar

English Research Seminar - 8th November

English Research Seminar

Jessica Lynn


Seminar Series Autumn 2018

Jessica Lynn

Nancy Rochford Flynn

English Research Seminar

Gender Culture & Society Reading Group

GCS Reading Group

English Research Seminar

Wednesday 11th April 2018

1-2p.m., C1079, Main Building, UL


April Seminar

English Research Seminar

Wednesday 14th February, 2018

1-2p.m., C1079, Main Building, UL


Seminar March

Jack Halberstam - Trans: Visualizing the Gender Variant Body

: February 21st

Time: 6pm

Location: UL North Campus


iJack Halberstam Public Lecture

Gender, Sexuality, and Citizenship

21st February 2018

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: UL North Campus


Trans Workshop

MLAL Research Seminar

Date: Thursday 1st February 2018

Location: C1079 (Main Building)

MLAL Research Seminar

Claire McGettrickGender ARC Seminar

Title: The Magdalene Names Project

Speaker: Claire McGettrick, UCD

Date: Tuesday 21st November, 1pm

Venue: Graduate Attributes Hub, UL

Video on Magdalene Names Project



Cinta RambladoGender ARC Seminar

Title: “‘Don’t worry, you look beautiful’: Resistance, memory and agency in women’s experience of political violence in the contemporary Hispanic World”

Speaker: Cinta Ramblado Minero

University of Limerick, Ireland

Date: November 6th 2017, 1pm

Venue: CG053, Main Building, UL


The Diverse Needs of Displaced Children and Families in the West of Ireland

Speaker: Santhi Corcoran, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

Date: 25th October 2017, 1pm-3pm

Venue: CG053, Main Building, UL


Gender ARC Postgraduate Workshop

The Multiracial Family and Ireland’s Mixed ‘Race’ Future

This is a workshop format that is intended to stimulate discussion and debate amongst those for whom ‘race’ is a research theme. All are welcome – please contact in advance.

9.30 to 9.40: Opening Remarks by Dr. Breda Gray

9.40 to 10.10: Dr. Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain

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Gender ARC Spring 2017 Round Up

Spring 2017 was another successful semester for Gender ARC (Advanced Research Consortium on Gender), a research network linking more than fifty academics at the University of Limerick and the NUI Galway who engage in gender-focused research across diverse disciplines. 


Gender ARC Colloquium: Engaging Emotion

Dr. Willemijn RubergThis is a workshop format that is intended to stimulate discussion and debate amongst those for whom emotion is a research theme. All are welcome – please contact in advance.

Date: Thursday April 27th 2017, 9am-1pm

Guest Speaker: Dr. Willemijn Ruberg, Utrecht University

Venue: Graduate Attributes Hub




Professor Pascale DufourGender ARC Public Lecture 

: Thursday April 20th 2017, 1pm

Speaker: Professor Pascale Dufour

Title: Food Sovereignty in the World March of Women: How (Feminist) Collective Autonomy might be Strengthened

Venue: Foundation Building UL: Room F1030 (1pm)




Perspectives on Migration Seminar

In association with Gender ARC

Title: "On an island” – Perceptions of immigration among Britain’s Poles and the Brexit vote'

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Magdalena Nowicka, Faculty of Cultural, Social and Educational Sciences, Institute of Social Sciences, Migration and Transnationalism, Humboldt University, Berlin

Date: 6 April 2017

Venue: Room F1030, Foundation Building 1pm



Anne MulhallGender ARC Public Lecture

Date: Thursday March 23rd, 3pm

Speaker: Dr Anne Mulhall

Title: The Politics of Personal Narrative: Race, Class and Feminism Since the Irish ‘Second Wave’

Venue: F1030, Foundation Building, University of Limerick


Sinead WalshGender ARC Public Lecture

Date: Tuesday March 7th 2017, 12pm

Speaker: Dr Sinéad Walsh

Title: Transnational Feminisms and Postsocialist Spaces: From Theory to Practice

Venue: Room MC2004, Millstream Building, University of Limerick






Gender ARC Postgraduate Workshop: Attending an Academic Conference

Dr Maggie O’Neill

Date & Time: Wednesday 22nd February, 1pm

Venue: F1030, Foundation Building

This workshop is designed to help you make the most of your conference opportunity! It will take you through the essentials of academic conference attendance, from writing your proposal and applying for funding through to presenting your paper and understanding the etiquette.

Bio: Dr Maggie O’Neill is currently Project Coordinator for Gender ARC. She previously taught English Literature and Academic Writing. She has organised three conferences including ‘New Voices’, ‘Between Bodies’ and recently the major international Irish Reseach Council funded ‘Women & Ageing’.


Prophylactic Sexuality Education, “Young People” and Sexual Futures

1pm Wednesday 19th October 2016

Board Room, Plassey House, University of Limerick

The principal focus of sexuality education continues to be prophylactic – designed to prevent harm or disease. Adults and young people associate sexuality education with prevention – prevention of unintended pregnancy; gender based violence; child abuse; homophobia; HIV, and, sexually transmitted infections (STIs)...  Read More


 Commercial Sex Researchers Network of Ireland in conjunction with the NUIG-UL Gender Arc

 “Research on the margins? Commercial sex, the researcher and the researched”

3rd of May 2016, 10am-4pm 

Key Note Address

Researching Sex Work: A Job like any other?

Dr. Lorraine Nencel

Sociology, VU University Amsterdam

Workshop 1

Knowledge Mobilisation and Prostitution Law Reform in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Dr. Eilís Ward

Political Science and Sociology

NUI, Galway

Workshop 2

A Case for a Health Promotion Framework: The Psychosocial Experiences of Female, Migrant Sex Workers in Ireland

Dr. Leigh Ann Sweeney

Health Promotions Unit

NUI, Galway

Venue: Room 110, St. Anthony’s, NUI, Galway

This interdisciplinary event which encapsulates local and international expert opinion on the issue of commercial sex is organised by Seán Burke, a PhD candidate at NUI Galway’s School of Political Science and Sociology... Read More

Gender ARC/University of Limerick/National University of Ireland, Galway

Public Lectures:

Co-sponsored by Gender ARC, FESTA, Gender, Culture & Society @UL and the Department of Sociology at UL

Date : 17th November: 13.00

Venue : Room F1030

Title: Complex Inequality and Working Mothers.

Speaker: Dr Clare O'Hagan, FESTA, UL


For women who combine motherhood with paid work, Ireland is no country for working mothers. Drawing on research with thirty 'working mothers', this seminar reveals that a complex inequality occurs at the intersection of motherhood with paid work, which creates difficulties for women who attempt to combine the two. In Ireland as elsewhere, changes in the male breadwinner model, with women's participation in paid work, have not been matched by changes in society, polity and economy to support gender equality. Policies for supporting unpaid care work are undeveloped compared with labour market activation measures. Families are currently combining working and caring in many different ways, but with little social support. Women make heroic efforts in combining motherhood with paid work as if they are 'ideal workers' in the workplace, and full-time-in-the-home mothers and attempt to meet the demands on women in both spheres. Current ideas about 'ideal mothers' and 'ideal workers,' are promoted in dominant discourses, which reveal the operation of power and its effects on social policy, legislation, employers' and women's practices.

Public Lectures:

Co-sponsored by Gender ARC, FESTA, Gender, Culture & Society @UL and the Department of Sociology at UL

Date : Tuesday 20th October: 13.00

Venue : Room F1030

Title: Breaking the Academic Glass-Ceiling: How Sweden Became the Country with the Highest Proportion of Women University Presidents in Europe.

Speaker: Dr Helen Peterson Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Work Science University of Gothenburg


The intent of this seminar is to contribute to a discussion on how the academic glass ceiling can be shattered. Sweden stands out as a country with a significantly higher proportion of women Vice-Chancellors (i.e. University Presidents) than other countries. In 2010, 43 per cent of the Swedish Vice-Chancellors were women, compared to the average 10 per cent in the 27 EU countries (European Commission 2012). In 2015, 8 of the 16 Swedish Universities have women Vice-Chancellors and only 4 out of 12 University Colleges (higher education institutions which are less research intensive than the Universities) have men as Vice-Chancellors. This is a dramatic change from 1990 when there were no women Vice-Chancellors at any University and only two women Vice-Chancellors at the University Colleges. In my presentation I will identify several factors that can explain this increase in women Vice-Chancellors, taking into consideration national policies and women's networks as well as changes in skills requirements. The appointment process and the recruitment profiles are particularly investigated. I have examined documents reporting on 69 different Vice-Chancellor appointments at 28 Swedish higher education institutions between 1983 and 2015. An in-depth comparison between the 27 cases when a woman was appointed Vice-Chancellor and the 42 that resulted in the appointment of a male Vice Chancellor reveals that there are notable divergences in how the "ideal" University President is described and conceptualized - that could explain the different outcomes.

Public Lectures:

Co-sponsored by Gender ARC, FESTA, Gender, Culture & Society @UL and the Department of Sociology at UL

Date : 14th October: 12 noon

Venue : Room F1030

Title: Gender, Development and the Media since 1945: It is not a man's world!

Speaker: Dr Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Associate Professor in the School of Media and Communication University of Leeds


The issue of gender is of pivotal importance when it comes to how the media represents poverty and development. Nevertheless, it is an area widely under researched in journalism studies. Therefore the paper asks why women are represented in a certain way and what effects does this has on the articulation of news about development. The paper explores gender as a core element in the construction of strategic narratives about development and modernisation, the symbolic appropriation of women's bodies by development policy and how the regimes of pity have been historically set around gender. In so doing, it discusses issues such as the representation of reproductive rights and masculinity in the presentation of development policy to the public and how modernity has been used to advance further restrictive policies towards women.

New Foundations:

Commercial Sex and Sex Work in Ireland (North & South) Network

Seminar: The Sex Purchase Ban in Sweden and Norway: evaluating law-in-action

May-Len Skilbrei,

University of Oslo, Norway.

Date : Friday September 11th

Venue : Room THB1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

11.00 - 12.30


Much is said about the unilateral sex purchase ban in Sweden and Norway - called the Swedish or Nordic model - in debates on prostitution policies elsewhere. Claims about the laws made in these debates make it necessary to critically assess the evidence of their effects, and to understand how they operate in a larger context where social welfare provisions and other sets of legal and administrative instruments also apply.

In her talk, Skilbrei goes beyond the ideological arguments and pragmatic reasoning behind the Sex Purchase Act in both countries, to explore how the Acts are argued for and put to work today. She argues that the explicit intentions behind the acts are counteracted by how their implementation works in practice and that they have been repurposed to meet new goals. Both these aspects of prostitution law-in-action need to be considered in debates over whether or not to 'export' similar Acts to new contexts.


Professor May-Len Skilbrei, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo researches prostitution and prostitution policies, labour and migration. In the last decade, her research has dealt mainly with human trafficking and prostitution policies in the Nordic countries. She published a book (Ashgate 2013) on prostitution policies in the Nordic countries with Charlotta Holmström. She is Vice Chair of the European network of prostitution scholars, COST Action "Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance (ProsPol)", and is as co-editor of the Routledge book series Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale.

This seminar launches the first all-Ireland network for researchers critically engaged in the area of commercial sex and its attendant politics. A further one-day series of workshops will be held in University of Limerick on November 27th 2015. For further details contact

Irish Research Council

Conference: Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives

University of Limerick, 20-22 May 2015

Conveners: Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Maggie O'Neill and Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh

Supported by The Irish Research Council New Foundations; Gender ARC; The School of Culture and Communication; The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics; The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; The Centre for German-Irish Studies; Fáilte Ireland

Keynote Speakers:

Germaine Greer

‘The Deconstruction of Motherhood, Liberation or Oppression?’

Germaine Greer


Thursday May 21, 6.00 pm

Jean Monnet Theatre

Chair: Dr Cathy McGlynn

Bio: Prof Germaine Greer was born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University. Her first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. Germaine Greer has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA. She makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcaster, journalist, columnist and reviewer. Since 1988 she has been Director (and financier) of Stump Cross Books, a publishing house specialising in lesser-known works by early women writers.

Margaret Mills Harper: ‘The Problem of Crazy Jane’ 

Margaret Harper

Wednesday May 20, 10.00am

Jean Monnet Theatre

Chair: Dr Maggie O'Neill

Prof Margaret Mills Harper is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick. She specializes in Irish literature and literary modernisms, especially poetry. She is the author of The Aristocracy of Art: Joyce and Wolfe (1990), about the relationship between the idea of the artist and social class in two modern novelists; and Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and W. B. Yeats ( 2006), about the occult co-creations of the poet W. B. Yeats and his wife George Hyde Lees. She has co-edited two of the four volumes of Yeats’s “Vision” Papers (1992 and 2001) and both the 1925 and 1937 versions of Yeats’s A Vision (2008, 2015), the books that came from the revelations that the Yeatses received/created.

Patricia Moran: ‘The Strange Adventures of Ageing’

 Patricia Moran

Friday May 22, 11.30am

Jean Monnet Theatre

Chair: Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh

Dr Patricia Moran is the author of Word of Mouth:  Body/Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf and Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys and the Aesthetics of Trauma and co-editor of Jean Rhys:  Twenty-first Century Approaches; The Female Face of Shame; and Scenes of the Apple:  Food and the Female Body in 19th and 20th Century Women’s Writing. Formerly Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, she now teaches at the University of Limerick.

Poetry Reading: Medbh McGuckian

Wednesday May 20, 6.00 pm

Millstream Common Room

Chair: Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh

Medbh McGuckian has been Writer-in-Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast, the University of Ulster, Coleraine, and Trinity College, Dublin, and was Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Among the prizes she has won are England’s National Poetry Competition, The Cheltenham Award, The Rooney Prize, the Bass Ireland Award for Literature, the Denis Devlin Award and the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize. Publications include, The Flower Master and Other Poems, Venus and the Rain, On Ballycastle Beach, Marconi’s Cottage, Captain Lavender, Shelmalier, Drawing Ballerinas, The Face of the Earth (2002), Had I A Thousand Lives (2003), The Book of the Angel (2004), The Currach Requires No Harbours (2006), My Love has Fared Inland (2008) and The High Caul Cap (October 2012). Medbh McGuckian is a member of Aosdána.

Roundtable on Women and Ageing

Thursday 10:30-12.00 pm: Millstream Common Room

Chair: Tina O'Toole

Speakers: Sue George, Gisela Holfter, Catherine Marshall, William O’Connor, Ailbhe Smyth

Contact for enquiries. 


Paula Meehan

Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry,

Co-sponsored by UL Arts Office and the School of Culture & Communication

Poetry Reading and Discussion: ‘Home by Starlight: The Path of Poetry'.

Date : 2.00 - 3.00pm Thursday, 19 February

Venue : John Holland Lecture Theatre (D1050).


John Holland Lecture Theatre (D1050). Followed by a conversation with Paula about her poetry at the Millstream Common Room (3-4pm)

Lisa Mckenzie

Dr Lisa Mckenzie, Research Fellow, Great British Class Survey Team

The London School of Economics (co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology)

Title of Lecture: Narratives from a Nottingham council estate: A story of white working class mothers with mixed-race children

Date : 3.00 - 4.30 pm, Thursday, 12 February

Venue : B1005A (behind Starbucks, Main Building)


This paper introduces a group of white working class women living on a council estate in the UK drawing on an ethnographic study conducted between 2005-2009, examining the impact of class inequality and a stigmatised living space in an ethnically diverse urban neighbourhood. All of the women are mothers and have mixed-race children; they reside on the St Ann’s estate in Nottingham, an inner-city neighbourhood which has been subject to poor housing, poverty, and unemployment for many generations. The women who live on this estate say they suffer from negative stereotypes and stigmatisation because of the notoriety of the estate, because they are working class and because they have had sexual relationships with black men. However, there is a sense of connectedness to the estate, and there are strong cultural meanings which are heavily influenced by the West Indian community. This paper then highlights the importance of place when focusing upon families, class inequality, and inter-cultural relationships.


Professor Louise Ryan,Louise Ryan

Middlesex University London

Title: 'We just completely bonded': exploring gendered friendship networks through the narratives of young Irish migrant professionals’

Date and Venue : Wednesday 29th October 1pm Foundation Building Room 1030

(co-sponsored by Department of Sociology)


Professor Julia Brannen Thomas Coram Research Unit,Julia Brannen

Institute of Education, London University

Title: ‘Intergenerational fatherhood: New tensions between fatherhood and masculine identities?’

Date and Venue : Thursday 23rd October 12 noon Foundation Building Room 1030

(co-sponsored by Department of Sociology and FESTA project)


Professor Suzan Lewis, Middlesex University, UKProfessor Suzan Lewis

˜Entitled to a sustainable career? Motherhood in science, engineering and technology™

Date and Venue : Friday 12th September 12 noon in Foundation Building Room 1030

(co-sponsored by Department of Sociology and FESTA project)

Colloquia Series – Public Seminar

4pm, 16th October 2014, Foundation Building, Room F1030 Public Seminar and Q&A Selling Sex: politics, activism & lived experience Laura Lee, an Irish sex worker and activist based in Glasgow will discuss the realities of working as a sex worker … Continue reading →

October Colloquium

Structure and Agency in the Contemporary Politics of Gender and Sexuality Date: May 30th 2014 Venue: Wood Room, Plassey House   Structure and Agency in the Contemporary Politics of Gender and Sexuality is the first of a two-part international colloquia … Continue reading →

Screening of ‘Normal’

Gender, Culture and Society @UL and Gender ARC are delighted to host a film screening of Prof Nicola Mai’s creative documentary ‘Normal’, which brings the life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex industry to the screen. Nicola Mai … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lectures UL Spring 2014 – film screening and lecture from Zoe Mavroudi

Date: Monday 24 February, 2014 Time: 17.30-19.30 Venue: Kemmy Business School, KBG12 Speaker: Zoe Mavroudi     Film-maker Zoe Mavroudi will introduce and screen her film RUINS: Chronicle of an HIV Witch-Hunt (2013) 53 min RUINS is a documentary about … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lectures UL Spring 2014 – guest speaker Dr Tracey Jensen

Title: ‘Thrifty mothers, skivers/strivers and the cultural politics of wanting’   Date: Thursday, April 10 2014                                Time: 1pm   Venue: Foundation Building, F1030   Speaker: Dr … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lectures UL Spring 2014 – film screening and lecture from Professor Nicola Mai

  Title:  ‘Queering Sexual Humanitarianism: Migration, Sex Work and (anti)Trafficking’ Date: Thursday, May 28 2014 Time: 19.00 -21.00 Venue: Charles Parsons Lecture, Theatre Main Building         Speaker: Professor Nicola Mai (Film screening and Lecture) Will screen his film … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lectures UL Spring 2014 – guest speaker Dr Róisín Ryan-Flood

  Title: Silence and Secrecy in the Research Process Date: Tuesday, 10 June 2014 Time: 4pm Venue: To Be Confirmed Dr Róisín Ryan-Flood, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Director of the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizenship (CISC) at the University of … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lecture with Professor Linda Mc Kie

Gender ARC Public Lecture   Co-sponsored by FESTA, the Department of Sociology and ISKS     Professor Linda Mc Kie,   Professor of Sociology and Director of Research, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and Associate Director, Centre for … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lecture with Professor G. Linda Rafnsdóttir

Gender ARC Public Lecture   Co-sponsored with FESTA, the Department of Sociology and ISKS   SPEAKER: Professor G. Linda Rafnsdóttir, Professor of Sociology, University of Iceland. TITLE: Virtual Work, Gendered Time and Inequality among academics and top management. DATE:  Tuesday 12th … Continue reading → Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex, UK.  Lecture Title: Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy Abstract  A … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lecture with Professor Louise Morley

Gender ARC Public Lecture Co-sponsored by FESTA, the Department of Sociology and ISKS Professor Louise Morley, Director, Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex, UK.  Lecture Title: Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy Abstract  A … Continue reading 

Gender and Migrant Writing Seminar

Thursday 24th October, 1.15-4pm Venue: MC2005 Millstream Building Please note as seminar places are limited, it will be necessary to reserve a place by emailing Dr Tina O’Toole: Programme   1.15-2pm   Welcome and introduction: Dr Tina O’Toole   … Continue reading →

Gender, Culture & Society Postgraduate Forum 2013/2014

The Gender, Culture & Society Postgraduate Forum is hosted by Gender, Culture & Society @ UL.  It is a space for research postgraduate students to come together and share experiences, ideas and research. This semester’s forum will be anchored by … Continue reading →

Sibéal Symposium

Wednesday 15 May Sibéal Symposium: The Gender Question. A MIC and UL Sibeal Postgraduate Symposium As a platform for postgraduate students to present their work, this symposium aims to foster links and networks between students in Mary Immaculate College and … Continue reading →

New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities

For information on our 2013 Conference, “New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities,” click here. Friday 17 May New Foundations: School ‘Ethos’ and LGBT Sexualities This one-day event is funded by the Irish Research Council and is in association with … Continue reading →

Gender, Culture & Society Seminars @ UL Spring 2013

Tuesday 30 April Dr Imogen Tyler, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Co-Director for the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Lancaster University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology. Title: ‘Naked Protest : Maternal Politics and the Feminist Commons’ In … Continue reading →

Gender ARC Public Lecture @UL Spring 2013

In association with the Centre for Historical Research

Dr Diane Urquhart, Institute for Irish Studies, Liverpool University… Continue reading →

Gender, Culture & Society Seminars @ UL Spring 2012

Thursday February 16 Professor Anoop Nayak School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University Title: Youth, Masculinities and Social Class Time: 5-6pm Venue: Millstream Common Room (in conjunction with Critical Perspectives on Youth, Community, & Social Regeneration Seminars) Tuesday February … Continue reading →

UL – NUIG Gender ARC Network Meeting

: East Room, Plassey House

1st April 2011... Continue Reading

Gender, Culture & Society Seminars @ UL Spring 2011

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Administrator

The Gender, Culture & Society (GCS) seminar series at the University of Limerick, Ireland, runs in tandem with the new MA in Gender, Culture and Society, convened by Women’s Studies in the Department of Sociology. GCS aims to revisit debates within gender and sexuality studies in order to celebrate, challenge and rethink them by pushing the field in new directions. GCS is committed to supporting highly theoretical work and pioneering efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. All speakers are invited and include thinkers whose work has had or will have a formidable influence on the development of critical theory and gender and sexuality. The emphasis is on discussion.


Monday, 7 March 2011

Dr. Kate Kenny and Dr. Gordon Euchler (NUI Galway)

‘The Impossible Object? Email Jokes and

Gender Identities in a Creative Industry Organization’

TIME: 2-4 pm


Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Professor Rosalind Gill (King’s College London)

‘“Digital Nomads”? Academics and New Media Workers in Precarious Times’


Dr. Lee Monaghan (University of Limerick)

‘Ireland in Crisis, “Silver Vigilantes” and Public Sociology:

Protesting Against Neoliberalisation’

TIME: 2-5pm



Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Dr. Kate Boyer (University of Southampton)

‘Of Breastpumps and BlackBerrys: Work/Life Integration,

Heroic Motherhood & Stories of a Troubled Technology’


Dr. Doris Ruth Eikhof (University of Stirling)

‘Searching for the Female Lead: Gender Inequalities

in Creative Careers and Employment’


Dr. Katie Milestone (Manchester Metropolitan University)

‘Place, Gender & Mobility: Manchester’s New Media Workers’


Professor Diane Perrons (with Majella Kilkey and Ania Plomien) (LSE)

‘Global Inequalities and Gendered Work Performances:

Mobile Handymen in London’

TIME: 2-5 pm


*These seminars are run in conjunction with the Nomadic Work/Life in the Knowledge Economy research project International Seminar Series on ‘Mobility, Technology, Gender and Work’

Gender, Culture & Society @UL Seminar Series (Autumn Semester 2011)

Thursday 14 Oct 2010: Dr Nicola Yeates ...Continue Reading

Gender, Culture & Society Seminars @ UL 2009 – 2010

The Gender, Culture & Society (GCS) seminar series at the University of Limerick, Ireland, runs in tandem with the new MA in Gender, Culture and Society, convened by Women’s Studies in the Department of Sociology. GCS aims to revisit debates … Continue reading →

Gender, Culture & Society Seminars @ UL Autumn 2010

The Gender, Culture & Society (GCS) seminar series at the University of Limerick, Ireland, runs in tandem with the new MA in Gender, Culture and Society, convened by Women’s Studies in the Department of Sociology. GCS aims to revisit debates … Continue reading →