Rethinking Sexology: Post-doctoral and doctoral funding opportunities at the University of Exeter

“Rethinking Sexology – The Cross-Disciplinary Invention of Sexuality: Sexual Science Beyond the Medical, 1890-1940” This major five-year Wellcome Trust-funded Joint Investigator Award project (2015-2020), led by Professor Kate Fisher (History) and Jana Funke (English) at the University of Exeter, seeks to reconsider the emergence of the scientific study of human sexuality in the late nineteenth- Read the full article…

Failures, Futures & the Queerness of Fat Sex: Francis Ray White (London Medical Sociology Group Meeting Wed 24 June 2015)

‘Failures, Futures and the Queerness of Fat Sex’ Francis Ray White (University of Westminster) London Medical Sociology Group meeting Wednesday 24th June 6-7pm Abstract: In the context of the obesity ‘epidemic’ fat people’s sex lives are cast as sterile, sexually dysfunctional or just plain non-existent. This paper analyzes medical discourses of obesity and sex in Read the full article…

Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect – reviewed by Dr Andra le Roux-Kemp

‘Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect’ by Mel Y. Chen (Duke University Press, 2012).  What does U.S. Senator George Allen’s 2006 re-election campaign, turtle eggs and the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 have in common? Or how about the dehumanising effect of disability discourse and ‘The Estrangement of Labour’ by Karl Marx? More important, Read the full article…

Durham’s Purple goes Pink! – An Invitation to the launch of Durham University’s first Research Centre For Sex, Gender And Sexualities

Durham’s Purple goes Pink! – Come to the launch of Durham University’s first Research Centre For Sex, Gender And Sexualities Thursday 17th November 6:15 – 7.30pm Followed by wine and canapés from 7.30pm Appleby Lecture Theatre Durham University Science Site, South Road, DH1 3LE We know that Durham has sometimes had the image of being something of Read the full article…

‘Gender, Sex and Sexualities: A Day of Provocations’ Friday 23 September 2011

The Centre for Medical Humanities, in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Research Network, is delighted to announce that Durham University’s first interdisciplinary research day on Gender, Sex and Sexualities will be held on Friday 23 September 2011. Full details of the programme are available here. To register, please complete the form here. There is Read the full article…

Centre for Medical Humanities supports the Inaugural Durham Gender, Sex and Sexualities Research Day

The Gender and Sexualities Research Network (GASRN) provides an interdisciplinary forum for Durham academics and postgraduates to discuss and develop their research on gender, sex and sexuality. The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to support the inaugural Gender, Sex and Sexualities Research Day on Friday 23 September. The call for contributions is now open; Read the full article…