Blog posts

  • White feminism and the racial capitalist protection racket: from #MeToo to Me, Not You

    Originally published on the Manchester University Press blog On May 25th 2020, Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, an act that precipitated a powerful wave of Black Lives Matter protests across the world. May 25th 2020 was also the day Amy Cooper (a white woman) called the police on birdwatcher Christian Cooper (a…

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  • Tackling sexual harassment and violence in universities: seven lessons from the UK

    This is the text of an online keynote I gave, hosted by the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and the Freie Universität Berlin, on February 5th 2021. It was the last in a series of sessions on sexual harassment and violence in universities; when I was invited to speak, I was honoured but also concerned…

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  • Gender, Violence and White Feminism: Q&A with Alison Phipps

    This is an interview I did for the Climate Emergency Manchester blog. Could you tell us a little about yourself – where you grew up, went to school, how you came to be a Professor of Gender Studies? I was born in North Yorkshire, then lived in Teeside for a while before my family moved…

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