19/11/2012 07:59

LSE Gender Institute Autumn Events Programme

The LSE Gender Institute’s Autumn events programme is jam-packed in 2012. We have public lectures from renowned professors Saba Mahmood, Robyn Wiegman and M.V. Lee Badgett as well as a research seminar from novelist Delia Jarrett-Macauley.

Everyone is welcome to our events, no booking is required (except for Robyn Wiegman’s Wishful Thinking lecture) and all are welcome to the small drinks receptions we hold after each public lecture.

For events in 2013, check out our Upcoming Events.


Secularism, Religion and Sexuality: A Postcolonial Genealogy


Saba Mahmood will give a public lecture on secularism, religion and sexuality. Mahmood is associate professor of social cultural anthropology at UC Berkeley. Her research interests focus on anthropology of subject formation, liberalism, and secular modernity; feminist and post-structuralist theory; religion and politics; Islam and the Middle East.

Date: Monday 12 November 2012

Time: 6.30-8.00pm

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
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When Gay People Get Married

As the keynote public lecture for LSE Pride Week, Professor M.V. Lee Badgett will be asking what happens in societies When Gay People Get Married. LSE Director Craig Calhoun will introduce the lecture, and John Peart – LSE Students’ Union LGBT Officer – will say a few words about LSE Pride beforehand. Chaired by Wendy Sigle-Rushton.

Date: Monday 26 November 2012

Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Venue: New Theatre, East Building, LSE
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Wishful Thinking


Professor Robyn Wiegman gives the the Journal of Feminist Theory Annual Lecture, co-hosted by the Gender Institute. Widely known for her studied reflections on academic feminism, Wiegman will turn her attention in this talk to the idioms, affects, and temporalities of feminist theory. With remarks from Jackie Stacey (Feminist Theory Journal) and Clare Hemmings (LSE). Pre-registration required.

Date: Monday 3 December 2012
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
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Fictionalising the Lives of Embattled African Children

Novelist Delia Jarrett-Macauley will join us to present a research seminar. Using her first novel ‘Moses, Citizen and Me’, (Granta, 2006) she will focus on contemporary African childhoods both here in the UK and on the continent. Jarrett-Macauley is a Visiting Fellow at the Gender Institute for Michaelmas Term 2012.
Date: Wednesday 12 December 2012
Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
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