Taking up on Donna Haraway’s concept of String Figuring, or SF (2016), this article explores what it means—and, most importantly, what it does—to be a feminist academic in higher education. This eight-handed piece of research cuts deep into the tentacular recesses of gender, respectability, recognition, and more generally the entanglements bringing trouble into higher-ed spaces.
In this special edition on PhEMaterialisms, Jayne Osgood and Rebecca Coleman wrote a paper based on a workshop they organised in 2018. They worked around a seemingly unassuming object that, when looked at more closely, enables reflection and experimentation in arts-based and care-inspired new materialist feminisms: glitter.
This blog post is the first of a series showcasing the 14 articles from this special issue with the editorial team. The series will include exclusive quotes getting deeper into the thoughts, feelings, motivations, and challenges faced by the authors in the SI as they were writing their contribution— a sort of “how it’s made” paragraph showing the behind-the-scenes of what it means to be a PhEM researcher.
Welcome to the bimonthly recap of all things FEEL! But first of all, take these 5 minutes to ground yourself. Breathe, unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders. As we are watching the world entering a state we have never experienced before, it is important to care for ourselves and others. A lot of the people … Continue reading FEELing Through the Grapevine: March 2020
This month, we have some hot news in the world of contemporary art. You might have seen it already, as it went viral on social media (18 months after the original event), but it deserved a mention in our January 2020 recap: behold the subversive piece “Fragile Masculinity”, by artist unknown! https://twitter.com/joshmcconnell/status/1215600519340683264 Back in 2018, … Continue reading FEELing Through the Grapevine: January 2020
This month, we dug up a word from 2005: Testiculate. What does it mean, you say? “Waving your arms around and talking total bollocks”. Although it might not have had the feminist connotations it has today, in 2019 it seems that it deserves a spot next to Mansplaining. What do you think? HERstory Witch, please … Continue reading FEELing Through the Grapevine: November 2019
Last semester, FEEL and CSEE welcomed Dr Earvin Charles Cabalquinto for a seminar on digital caregiving. Here is his guest blog entry for the occasion!
Join the Centre for Sociology of Education and Equity (CSEE) and Feminist Educational Engagement Lab (FEEL) for an event about feminism and media in the era of #MeToo on March 12th, 1-3pm, room W3.01, UCL Institute of Education (20 Bedford Way). The event, #MeToo: Where are we now? Everyday sexism and antifeminism in mainstream media, … Continue reading Event March 12 – #MeToo: Where are we now? Everyday sexism and antifeminism in mainstream media
Welcome to our brand new lab's official website! We are a group of academics and students dedicated to research and experiment with feminist engagement and education. The lab is based in the Institute of Education at UCL, but we welcome affiliates from all around the world. Watch this space for blog posts and events. F … Continue reading FEEL: a new research lab