These lectures offer an introduction to feminist theory and politics. They cover four substantive topics: (De)constructing gender; Universalism and Intersectionality; (Re)producing gender; and Gender, Power and Violence. There is also a fifth lecture on How to Write an Essay. The lectures are all available as Prezis to download, adapt and use – access them here.
Gender Theory Syllabus
This is a thirteen-week syllabus on different aspects of gender and feminist theory, for upper-undergraduate and postgraduate students. It contains key and suggested readings and suggested preparation tasks and seminar activities. It can be downloaded in final format as a PDF here, and you can also download it as a Word document (if you wish to edit it yourself) here.
Gender, Violence and Social change syllabus
This is an eight-week syllabus for upper-undergraduate and postgraduate students. It aims to give students an advanced grounding in the political sociology of gender and violence, exploring how gender-based violence operates within the intersecting systems of heteropatriarchy and colonial racial capitalism and engaging in critical conversations about how initiatives to end gender-based violence can dismantle oppressive systems rather than strengthening them. The resource consists of a reading list, discussion prompts for teaching sessions and multimedia links. It can be downloaded as a PDF here and as a Word document here.
Principles for a feminist classroom
This is an infographic containing a set of six principles I use in my Gender Studies classroom. The aim of this framework is to create trust and a ‘safer’ space for discussing difficult and contentious issues, so we can hear each other openly and with empathy and understanding. No topic is off the table in my classroom, but we do engage in discussions with attention paid to power relations and how ideas and opinions are expressed and experienced. Text for text readers can be accessed here.
My ‘resources for researchers‘ page contains a collection of materials you can use with your dissertation students or for teaching methods. These provide support with finding a topic and designing questions, writing proposals and data analysis, and include downloadable infographics on ‘getting through your dissertation’ and academic writing, alongside other things.
Gender and Power – mini lecture series
This is a series of mini-videos I recorded for my amazing friend and colleague Professor Alana Lentin of Western Sydney University. They cover conceptualising gender, the relationship between power and sexual violence, and feminist resistance. Access the playlist directly here or watch the embedded videos below.
Me, Not You: full-length video lecture
In this video lecture, I introduce the arguments of my book Me, Not You: the trouble with mainstream feminism. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, or to use for other purposes. Please feel free to use it and share onwards!
All my resources are free to download, adapt and use – and please share onwards as you wish. They are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.