The London Free School of Critical Feminisms is a week-long course that will see 16 students come together to explore questions of feminist theory outside the imperatives of institutionalised academia. The School will charge no fees whatsoever, with the aim of removing the economic barriers that often accompany events of this nature - barriers that affect women, queer and trans people of colour in particular.
The week will be held from 16th to 20th July 2018 at SOAS, University of London. It is kindly supported by the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies, with a contribution of £750. This money goes towards paying for lunches, printing posters, and paying for speakers who are in precarious employment circumstances. However, the Free School is completely autonomous; it is jointly organised by Jana Cattien and Rowan Powell, neither of whom are doing it in any institutional capacity.
This is the second event of its kind; it follows the immense success of the first Free School in 2017. This year's School will explore the following themes: Critical Race and Postcolonial Theory; Pop Feminisms; Critical Perspectives on Gender, Drag and Speculative Fiction; Feminisms from the Global South; Feminist Legal Theory; Queer of Colour Critique; and Posthuman Feminisms. Confirmed Speakers include: Nadje Al-Ali, Gina Heathcote, Rahul Rao, Emily Jones, Victoria Sin, Akanksha Mehta, Jin Haritaworn, Kate McNicholas-Smith, and Eddie Bruce-Jones.
16. Juli 2018 – 20. Juli 2018
SOAS University of London, Bloomsbury, London
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