Keynote Speeches

Please take a look at the abstracts below for more information on our keynote speeches:

Who gets to be British? Gender and race at the borders of citizenship

Dr. Bridget Byrne

This paper will critically engage with the concepts of intersectionality and multiple identities. It will ask what are the gains and potential pitfalls in a language of intersectionality and multiple identities. Considering the production of whiteness, of citizens and non-citizens in Britain, the paper will explore how we can track the play of gender, race and class in relations of power around questions of citizenship. How can we trouble citizenship through an exploration of gendered and racialised exclusions?

Multiple Axis of Power: articulations of diaspora and intersectionality

Professor Avtar Brah

Theories and politics of Diaspora and Intersectionality have a great deal in common, but scholars working in these fields rarely bring them together. This presentation will be an attempt to think the two in and through each other. It provides an overview of the key issues and debates in the field. There will be a discussion of how difference is to be theorised so that diasporicity and intersectionality can be understood as an articulated field. Together, the articulations signal the production of new discourses and politics.


Registration Is Now Open!

Hello everyone,

Please click here to register for the Troubling Gender conference. Registration will close on 10th May 2013, although we recommend prompt registration as places are likely to fill up quickly.

The standard conference fee is £15 and the subsidised rate for unfunded students or unwaged/unemployed delegates is £8. We only have a limited number of subsidised places so please only apply for this if it is needed. Fees include lunch, refreshments and a drinks reception. Please be aware that we cannot offer any refunds.

Further details about the conference will be announced very soon. Once the provisional programme starts to take shape, details will be published here so please keep checking back.

Please note that this will be a vegetarian conference and the building is wheelchair accessible. If you have any additional dietary or access requirements, please let us know on the registration form or get in touch via email if you prefer.

Anyone with an interest in feminism, inside or outside of academia, is welcome to attend the Troubling Gender conference. We aim to bring together academics, activists, PhD students and interested others to share ideas and form collaborations for the future.

If you have any further questions, comments or concerns please contact Charlotte and Jennifer at

We look forward to meeting you all soon!

Charlotte and Jennifer