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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

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.

Project-related blogposts

16 Days Blogathon

International 16 Days Blogathon Collaboration between University of Edinburgh, UK, Ambedkar University Delhi, India and University of New South Wales, Australia

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. 

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. 

Public Lectures and Keynotes

Roundtable and Panel Discussions


Other Exciting Resources

Feminist Bus Tour of Delhi Flyer 

Decolonising Feminist Knowledge Art Mural by Raquel Duran

Feminist Taleem website

Doing Feminisms in the Academy Book Launch Event Recording

Doing Feminisms in the Academy Showreel

Voices from the "Early Days" - WGFS Teaching at Edinburgh: An Online Archive