Network for Contemporary Feminisms

Friday 17th June 2016, 09:30-17:00
St Pancras Room, King’s Place, London, N1 9AG

09:30 Registration

10:00 Introduction: Dr Georgina Colby, University of Westminster

10:15 Keynote Address: Professor Jacqueline Rose, FBA (Birkbeck) ‘Feminism

and the Abomination of Violence’

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 Lunchtime Keynote Paper: Keir Starmer MP, Holborn and St Pancras

12:45 Questions and Answers with Keir Starmer

13:15 Lunch

14:00 Panel One: ‘Sexual Violence, Belief, and Credibility’ (Chairs: Georgina

Colby and Hannah Camplin)

Panel speakers:

Debora Singer, MBE, Policy and Research Manager, Asylum Aid

Dr Carlene Firmin, MBE, Senior Research Fellow, University of

Bedfordshire, The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual

Exploitation, Violence, and Trafficking

Akima Thomas, Director of the Women and Girls Network

15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 Panel Two: ‘Voice and Representation: Empowering Voice and Enacting

Change Through the Arts and Humanities’

(Chairs: Georgina Colby and Hannah Camplin)

Panel Speakers:

UNA, author of Becoming / Unbecoming (Myriad Editions, 2015)

Dr Jennifer Cooke, University of Loughborough, founder of the Gendered

Lives Research Group

Dr Fiona Vera-Gray, Research Fellow, Durham Law School

Poonkulaly Gunaseelan, doctoral researcher, SOAS

17:00 Final Remarks and Close

This event is organised by Dr Georgina Colby and Hannah Camplin at the University of

Westminster. Tickets are priced at £6.00 and are available through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexual-violence-against-women-voice-and-representationtickets-

25022576199. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Women’s Project at

Asylum Aid. Contact Georgina Colby for further information: g.colby@westminster.ac.uk.

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