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Rethinking ‘traditional masculinity’ (2024)
Other
Yusupova, M. (2024). Rethinking ‘traditional masculinity’. [Magazine]. London

Does the concept of ‘traditional masculinity’ risk marginalising migrant men and those living in ‘non-Western’ parts of the world?

Addressing gender imbalance in STEM graduate apprenticeships (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Cecil, M., & Taylor Smith, E. (2023, December). Addressing gender imbalance in STEM graduate apprenticeships. Paper presented at Society for Research in Higher Education Conference 2023, Birmingham

There is currently significant gender imbalance within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate apprenticeship (GA) programmes in Scotland. This is a considerable, ongoing issue for both higher education institutions and the l... Read More about Addressing gender imbalance in STEM graduate apprenticeships.

RESISTing B/ORDERS: Navigating Meaningful Research Process in the Spirit of the Queer-Feminist Epistemologies within Neoliberal, Institutional B/Orders of Multi-National Funding Grant Systems (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2023, September). RESISTing B/ORDERS: Navigating Meaningful Research Process in the Spirit of the Queer-Feminist Epistemologies within Neoliberal, Institutional B/Orders of Multi-National Funding Grant Systems. Presented at Contesting 21st Century B/Orders, Frankfurt

In this presentation Roberto and the RESIST project team will reflect on the meanders of the contemporary higher education and research sectors across Europe from the perspectives of queer-feminist researchers located in diverse geopolitical contexts... Read More about RESISTing B/ORDERS: Navigating Meaningful Research Process in the Spirit of the Queer-Feminist Epistemologies within Neoliberal, Institutional B/Orders of Multi-National Funding Grant Systems.

Gender and Sexuality Performances Among LGBT+ Equality Dancers: Photo-Elicitation as a Method of Inquiry (2023)
Journal Article
Wong, Y. N. (2023). Gender and Sexuality Performances Among LGBT+ Equality Dancers: Photo-Elicitation as a Method of Inquiry. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069231182015

In its classical form, ballroom dancing constitutes heterosexual dance couples enacting conservative forms of masculinity and femininity. A normative focus, both in scholarship and in practice, on the classical form in competitive ballroom dancing (a... Read More about Gender and Sexuality Performances Among LGBT+ Equality Dancers: Photo-Elicitation as a Method of Inquiry.

‘Raw Sex?’: An Exploration of the Political Potential of Lacan’s Non-conclusive Binary (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Neill, C. (2023, January). ‘Raw Sex?’: An Exploration of the Political Potential of Lacan’s Non-conclusive Binary. Presented at International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, Berlin

The Lecture will explore Lacan’s reformulation of two of Freud’s key myths- that of Oedipus and that of the primal horde- and will show how Lacan fruitfully offers us a radically new conception of gender. This new conception not only contests the nat... Read More about ‘Raw Sex?’: An Exploration of the Political Potential of Lacan’s Non-conclusive Binary.

Post-Enlightenment: Can We Go Beyond Occidentalist Epistemologies and Geo-Politics in Queer Studies? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2022, December). Post-Enlightenment: Can We Go Beyond Occidentalist Epistemologies and Geo-Politics in Queer Studies?. Presented at Go West! Conceptual Explorations of “The West” in History of Education, University of Münster, Germany

The invited lecture reflected on the contemporary queer studies and the geo-temporal ‘unsettlement’ of Central and Eastern Europe in the occidental (and occidentalist) imaginary. Dr Kulpa pointed to the uncanny possibilities for queer studies eme... Read More about Post-Enlightenment: Can We Go Beyond Occidentalist Epistemologies and Geo-Politics in Queer Studies?.

Sexual Violence and Restorative Justice: Addressing the Justice Gap (2022)
Book
Keenan, M., & Zinsstag, E. (2022). Sexual Violence and Restorative Justice: Addressing the Justice Gap. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Concerned by the high attrition rates for sexual crime and the secondary victimization experienced by victims during their participation in the criminal justice system, this book analyses the extent to which restorative justice can address the justic... Read More about Sexual Violence and Restorative Justice: Addressing the Justice Gap.

Press Release. EU Funded Project "Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics (RESIST)" Launches (2022)
Other
Boulila, S., Browne, K., Chauvin, S., Filep, K., Blidon, M., Zarate, M., …Kulpa, R. (2022). Press Release. EU Funded Project "Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics (RESIST)" Launches. [Press release]. Dublin

Anti-gender politics pose a grave threat to modern democratic formations because they challenge people's everyday survival, bodily integrity, and self-determination. Anti-gender spans the political spectrum and manifests not only in illiberal and aut... Read More about Press Release. EU Funded Project "Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics (RESIST)" Launches.

Mobilising more women into computing (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Shankland, C., Smith, S., & Barr, M. (in press). Mobilising more women into computing. In SRHE International Conference 2022

According to HESA data, UK universities' computing departments continue to suffer from a gender imbalance, where at present only 21% of students are female. This imbalance can deter women and non-binary people from applying and also be challenging fo... Read More about Mobilising more women into computing.

We Speak: On the Cinematic Representation of South Asian Women in Scotland (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Bilgrami, S., & Thambar, N. (2022, September). We Speak: On the Cinematic Representation of South Asian Women in Scotland. Paper presented at MeCCSA 'Silenced Voices' September 2022, Aberdeen

We Speak (Documentary Film, 6 minutes, 2022) is an audio-visual conversation between filmmaker Sana Bilgrami, and composer and musician Niroshini Thambar, about the experience of claiming space in a post-colonial world. The film reflects on the possi... Read More about We Speak: On the Cinematic Representation of South Asian Women in Scotland.

Participant-centred planning framework for effective gender balance activities in tech (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Taylor-Smith, E., Barnett, C., Smith, S., Barr, M., & Shankland, C. (2022). Participant-centred planning framework for effective gender balance activities in tech. In UKICER '22: Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on United Kingdom & Ireland Computing Education Research. https://doi.org/10.1145/3555009.3555016

The gender imbalance in the tech industry [21], mirrored in computing education [13], is problematic in terms of providing appropriate products and services for the whole population. This lack of diversity and inclusion is also self-perpetuating thro... Read More about Participant-centred planning framework for effective gender balance activities in tech.

Dangerous Liaisons: Neoliberal Tropes of the ‘Normal’ and ‘Middle-Class Respectability’ in the Post-socialist LG(BT) Activism (2022)
Book Chapter
Kulpa, R. (2022). Dangerous Liaisons: Neoliberal Tropes of the ‘Normal’ and ‘Middle-Class Respectability’ in the Post-socialist LG(BT) Activism. In M. Blidon, & S. D. Brunn (Eds.), Mapping LGBTQ Spaces and Places. A Changing World (279-291). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-03792-4_17

This chapter explores the emerging, post-1989 logics of neoliberalisation of gender and sexuality activism in Central-Eastern Europe (CEE). By looking at a case study from the early 2000s LG(BT) activism in Poland (the impactful “Niech Nas Zobaczą” /... Read More about Dangerous Liaisons: Neoliberal Tropes of the ‘Normal’ and ‘Middle-Class Respectability’ in the Post-socialist LG(BT) Activism.

Friendship as Method? Friendship as Epistemology? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2022, June). Friendship as Method? Friendship as Epistemology?. Paper presented at 11th European Feminist Research Conference: "Social Change in a Feminist Perspective", Universita di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, IT

Friendship gained across years some traction in kinship research, recently especially within the ‘queer kinship’ debates, as a strong manifestation for the need and drive of alternative ‘families of choice’. With this presentation I want to focus on... Read More about Friendship as Method? Friendship as Epistemology?.

The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R., & Ludwin, K. (2021). The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics. interalia: a journal of queer studies, 16, 82-94. https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/rgrq6813

In this article, we call for greater recognition of friendship as a basic social relation that should play a pivotal role in re-imagining social resilience if it is to be future-proof in the face of social upheaval, such as the current pandemic. Draw... Read More about The Potential of Friendship: A Case for Social Resilience and New Care Optics.

Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present (2021)
Journal Article
Kulpa, R. (2021). Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present. Hungarian Studies Review, 48(2), 199-208. https://doi.org/10.5325/hungarianstud.48.2.0199

This essay reflects on queer politics in Central and Eastern European (CEE) through the examples of Poland and Hungary using the Derridean concept of “supplement” to expose the inherently unstable and somewhat queer nature of populist nationalisms. I... Read More about Queer Politics of post-Enlightenment: Beyond the Horizon of the Present.

Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Kulpa, R. (2021, December). Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment. Presented at Working transnationally beyond comparative hierarchies: Exploring relationalities, solidarities and changing conditions in transnational research and pedagogies, Lund University, Sweden

This invited presentation reflected on the contemporary queer studies and the geo-temporal ‘unsettlement’ of Central and Eastern Europe in the occidental (and occidentalist) imaginary. Dr Kulpa pointed to the uncanny possibilities for queer studi... Read More about Queer Politics of Post-Enlightenment.

Bleeding Free – advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MacLeod, K. (2021, October). Bleeding Free – advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education. Paper presented at Menstruation in the Media (in collaboration with Menstruation Research Network), Sheffield Halam University

This paper will discuss the a university produced social impact documentary, Bleeding Free, produced by an advocacy and impact collective, Bleedin Saor . The collective (meaning Bleeding Free in Scots & Gaelic) aimed to increase access to period prod... Read More about Bleeding Free – advocacy and activism in the production of a student led documentary on period poverty and menstrual health education.

Bleeding Free (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
MacLeod, K. Bleeding Free. [Digital video]. Exhibited at Hobnobben Film Festival, Hobnobben, USA. 15 October 2021 - 17 April 2022. (Unpublished)

Screening of documentary film, Bleeding Free at Hobnobben Film Festival, 2021. https://cinemacenter.org/hobnobben-2021-films/bleeding-free