Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Research Events and Seminars

Reading and discussion group: “The Embodied and Affective Experience of Academic Labour”

04 May 2012 | 14:00 | Seminar

Beech Grove House

This roundtable brings together feminist scholars from different disciplines and career stages to discuss the embodied and affective experience of academic labour at a time of intense (re)configurations of academic cultures and working practices. We are particularly interested in analysing the “toxic” (Gill, 2010) and “careless” (Lynch, 2010) aspects of those cultures and working practices, and their impact on our experiences of research and teaching, on individual and collective subjectivities, on our bodies and on practices of care (of/for ourselves, others and the community).


  • Prof. Mary Evans (LSE)
  • Dr. Sarah Amsler (University of Lincoln)
  • Dr. Maria Puig de la Bellacasa (University of Leicester)


  • Dr. Maria do Mar Pereira (University of Leeds)

The texts we will be discussing are:

In the discussion, we will also engage with the two texts below, which we encourage you to read as well if you are able and interested.

This initiative is co-hosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (University of Leeds) and the European Network GenderAct (http://www.gender.hu-berlin.de/internationales/projekte/generationaltransmission).

If you would like to attend this event, you will need to register by emailing Maria do Mar Pereira

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion!

Location Details

Beech Grove House

The venue is directly opposite the student union building

Please click here for a campus map.  Beech Grove house is marked in the scrolling menu on the right.  The number on the key is 33

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