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Gender matters: challenges and opportunities in social science gender research

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A free online, globally available conference held by Nottingham Trent University’s Gender Research Group. For online attendees, MS Teams link to be sent out prior to the event.

  • From: Wednesday 6 July 2022, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 6 July 2022, 5 pm
  • Location: Newton Lecture Theatre 7, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmith Street, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Monday 4 July 2022, 12.00 am
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Social science sits at the core of critical examinations of the myriad ways gender matters in shaping people’s identities, experiences and opportunities, and its contribution has significant ramifications for academic knowledge as a whole. Gender studies in social science also feeds into global, national and local level policy developments addressing social and democratic inclusion and transformation. This free online conference features a range of social scientists at different stages of their careers, whose work showcases the currency and dynamism of gender and sexuality identities and inequalities, and the challenges and opportunities studying these issues can present.

Contact: Dr. Jane Pilcher, Associate Professor of Sociology (

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Finn Mackay

‘Researching female masculinities in the context of the UK gender-wars’ 

Finn Mackay is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. With a professional background in youth work and policy, Finn worked for several years in a London Local Education Authority, designing and delivering a new domestic abuse prevention education programme across all young people's settings. Following this they undertook a PhD in the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol. Finn is the author of two books: 'Radical Feminism: Activism in Movement' and 'Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars'. Finn founded the London Feminist Network in 2004, which revived the London Reclaim the Night march and built this into an annual, national event attended by thousands and inspiring similar marches and Networks around the UK; they have been involved in feminist activism in the UK for over twenty years.

Booking information

Registration for the conference is now open. To register for the in-person event, please click Reserve your place at the top of the page.

Virtual attendees please register here.

The event will be livestreamed from Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building, (Lecture Theatre 7), Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. There will be up to 50 seats for in-person attendees, available by ticket only through Eventbrite. MS Teams link to be sent out prior to the event.

Location details


Newton Lecture Theatre 7


Newton Building
Nottingham Trent University
Goldsmith Street

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