Sociology and Social Policy (SSP) Research Culture Seminar Series with Professor Gail Lewis, Birkbeck University
- Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 12:00 – 13:30
- Location: 12.21/25 Social Sciences Building
- Cost: Free
This talk will examine what Lewis sees as Black Feminism's specificity and how it raises complex challenges about pre-dominant conceptualisations of subjectivity and relational dynamics for feminism.
Professor Gail Lewis was until recently Reader in Psychosocial Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, and is a psychotherapist having trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She has worked at the Open University and Lancaster University. Her political subjectivity was formed in the intensities of black feminist and anti-racist struggle and through a socialist, anti-imperialist lens. Among her political and scholarly concerns are the formation of and resistance to gendered-racilised social formations; the relationship between the organisational psychodynamics and the lived experience of racialised and gendered inequality in organisations; and how to bring black feminist, psychoanalytic and sociological understandings of subjectivity into creative dialogue in the interests of generating ‘practice against the grain’. She has published on feminism; intersectionality; the welfare state, social policy and racialisation; citizenship and personal life; and racialised-gendered experience and black feminism.
12:00 – 12:30 Refreshments
12:30 – 13:30 Presentation
This is a free event, advance booking is not required. We look forward to see you there.