Gender and Science Workshop

Following the lecture 'Transposing Differences' by Rosi Braidotti (see here for details) the Gender Research Forum held a workshop involving staff and postgraduates from QUB and beyond. The working papers delivered on the day were published as a special issue of Quest which can be found here. Thanks to all involved.


Thinking through Gender and Science.


This workshop took place on Wednesday the 25th of October, 9.00am – 5pm in the Institute of Governance, Queen’s University Belfast.

The programme for the day was:

Workshop Session 1: 9am-10.30. Chaired by Yvonne Galligan

Michael Reinsborough: Politics, Gender, and Technical Standards

Audra Mitchell: What are We Missing? The Scientific Method, Civil Society and the Public Participation of Women

Katherine Kirk: Submissive Bodies: Islamic Women and the Contemporary Dutch Enlightenment Project

Workshop Session 2: 11am -12.30. Chaired by Sally Shortall

Ruth McAreavey: Sabotage, Sexism and Science: Navigating Between Disciplines

Elaine Doyle: TITLE

Sara Ramshaw: Monstrous Inventions: The Ethics and Traumas of Scientific Discovery 

Plenary presentation: 1pm -2.15. Chaired by Sally Wheeler

Iain Morland: Plastic Man: Gender, Genitals and Scientific Humanism

Workshop Session 3: 2.30 – 4.30. Chaired by Cara McCann

Nathan Emmerich: Sex via Gender?

Alexa Plows: Fertility, Reproduction and Genetics: Altruistic Egg Donation

Maria Lohan and Claire Coleman: Men Who Have Sex with Men and Partner Notification: Beyond Binary Dualisms of Gender and Healthcare

Tam Sanger: Medicalisation and Trans-subjectivities