Questions of Identity, Pedagogy and Violence resources list
Doing Feminisms in the Academy: Identity, Institutional Pedagogy and Critical Classrooms in India and the UK
R. Govinda, F. Mackay, K. Menon and R. Sen (eds.) (2020), New Delhi: Zubaan.
This collection of essays brings together auto-ethnographic, critical and comparative reflections on doing feminisms in the academy in contemporary India and the UK. Written by emergent and seasoned academics from a range of disciplinary, social and (geo)political locations, these essays explore the transformative potential, dilemmas and challenges of teaching, learning, researching and working as feminist academics. By engaging with questions of identity and difference, institutional and classroom pedagogies, reflexivity and accountability, and the production and circulation of feminist and non-feminist knowledge, the essays in this collection also provide the frame and the lens through which to view the wider landscape of contemporary higher education.
Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK is a comic book publication culminating from a year-long collaborative effort between doctoral students Kamya Choudhary and Cat Wayland, Dr Radhika Govinda, and artists Shazleen Khan and Samia Singh. It has been inspired by and draws on conversations that took place as part of the project. The comic is now available for online viewing. You can also download the book for offline viewing.
- Kalayji, Lisa. 2018. "On the Collectivity of Feminist Pedagogy: Reflections on Feminist Sharing in Delhi." Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed September 11, 2020.
- Menon, Krishna and Sen, Rukmini. 2019. "Lessons from Hyderabad: Yesterday, today and tomorrow." Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed September 11, 2020.
- Choudhary, Kamya and Wayland, Cat. 2020. “Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK: Comic Launch!” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed 7 Sept 2020
- Choudhary, Kamya. 2019. “Decolonising Feminist Knowledge Through Art.” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed 3 Sept 2020
- Wayland, Cat and Kowalewska, Marta. 2019. “Decolonising Feminisms, Transforming Lives.” Gender Politics at Edinburgh. Accessed 3 Sept 2020
16 Days Blogathon
A running ‘marathon’ of blogposts written by academics, researchers and activists over 16 days, it sheds light on gender violence across various spheres - both public/private, ‘peacetime’ and conflict - and across local, regional and international levels. The theme, #HearMeToo, looks at gender-based violence regardless of location, and how we can continue to challenge the status quo that enables such violence to be perpetuated. In 2018, the blogathon celebrates 27 years since its inaugural programme with the Women’s Global Leadership Institute.
- Mackay, Fiona, Chappell, Louise and Menon, Krishna. 2018. “Day One | Introduction.”
- Govinda, Radhika. 2018. "Day Six |“Bad Girls”, Everyday Sexism and Activist Campaigns in Millennial India."
- Damodaran, Sumangala. 2019. "Day Thirteen | Making connections: Gender-based violence and women’s workforce participation."
The webcomic, Feminist Struggles in the Academy in India and the UK takes inspiration from the roundtable discussions that took place during both workshops held in Delhi, at Ambedkar University Delhi in 2017, and in Edinburgh at the University of Edinburgh in 2018 as part of the Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives project. Some of the ideas and issues from the roundtable conversations and panel discussions were related to sexual violence and sexual harrassment of women, and how such issues were mainaged in the institutional space of the univerities.
The authors' reflections can be found in their contribution piece to the 16 day blogathon.
- Choudhary, Kamya, Govinda, Radhika and Wayland, Cat. 2019. "Day Fourteen |Gender-based violence: a glimpse of feminist dilemmas in the academy."
- Johri, Rachana, K.C., Bindu and Menon, Krishna. 2019. "Day Sixteen |When the law against violence becomes violent."
- Mackay, Fiona, Chappell, Louise and Sen, Rukmini. 2020. "DAY ONE: Introducing the 16 Days Blogathon 2020!"
- Sen, Rukmini. 2020. "DAY THREE: Returning Home And Violence Within The Home: COVID-19 and multiple gendered violations."
- Mackay, Fiona, Chappell, Louise and Sen, Rukmini. 2020. "16 Days of Activism 2020 is almost over – but the global struggle continues."
Public Lectures and Keynotes
- 'Women, UK Politics and Brexit' Prof. Fiona Mackay, University of Edinburgh, UK.
- 'Feminist Explorations of Contemporary South Asia: Possibilities and Challenges' Prof. Krishna Menon, Ambedkhar University Delhi, India.
- 'Working Within The Academy as Feminists: A North-South Dialogue' Prof. Maria do Mar Pereira, University of Warwick, UK.
- 'Writing the Self, Walking with the Social: Feminist Reflections on Knowing and Knowledge’ Prof. Rukmini Sen, Ambedkar University Delhi, India.
Roundtable and Panel Discussions
- ‘Teaching Feminism and Employing Feminist Pedagogy: Opportunities and Challenges'
- 'Working Within the Academy as Feminists: A North-South Dialogue'
- 'Teaching and Tackling Violence Against Women: Perspectives from India and the UK'
- 'When Women Lead - The Feminist Leadership Challenge in Institutions of Higher Education in India and the United Kingdom'
- 'Women's Voices, Visions of Democracy and Publishing'
- Workshop I: Teaching Feminisms - Opportunities and Challenges
- Workshop II: Doing Feminisms in the Academy
- Workshop IIII: Decolonising Feminist Knowledge
- Workshop IV: Women Leaders in the Academy, Media and Publishing