British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of St Andrews 2019/20

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews welcomes applications from outstanding Early Career Researchers to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme for 2019/20. 

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the eligibility criteria.

Interested candidates should contact Professor Nicki Hitchcott at the earliest opportunity.

Candidates will be required to submit the following by Friday 21 September 2018:

  • Short project description (maximum 2 pages)
  • CV (2 pages)
  • The name of a proposed mentor at the University of St Andrews
  • A short statement on how their research project fits the research profile of the School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews (200 words)

For more information and contact details click here.

St Andrews (photo by Andrea Hajek)
St Andrews (photo by Andrea Hajek)

My midsummer recommendation: The Feminist Revolution. The Struggle for Women’s Liberation 1966-1988

For anyone teaching women’s history and/or gender studies, I can highly recommend this volume on the global women’s liberation movement, The Feminist Revolution. The Struggle for Women’s Liberation 1966-1988, by Bonnie J. Morris and D-M Withers.

The Feminist Revolution offers a panoramic view of women’s fight for equal rights during the late twentieth century, as it’s never been presented before. Informed by a wealth of original interviews and previously unpublished accounts, the world of women’s liberation movements is illustrated with rare and stunning images that show the creativity and diversity of feminist struggles. This is a timely and brilliant tribute to the audacious spirit of women’s liberation movements, which offers renewed inspiration for the future.

With case studies from other authors including yours truly (in the chapter on feminism and music). Published by Elephant Book Company in collaboration with the lovely Conker House.



Open Rank Position in Sexuality Studies

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Open Rank Position

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis seeks an assistant, associate, or full professor in the area of Sexuality Studies, in one or more of the following areas:

  • racialized sexualities;
  • sexual labor and economies;
  • sexual health and reproductive justice;
  • transgender studies;
  • queer indigeneity;
  • migration studies.

Candidates should demonstrate an ability to teach our introduction to women, gender, and sexuality studies course, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in feminist theory, queer theory, queer of color critique, and/or critical sexual studies. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in gender and sexuality studies, or a related field by July 1, 2019. Candidates at the rank of associate or full professor must have a distinguished record of publication in the field.

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University has a vibrant undergraduate major and minor, and an expanding graduate program. The department’s research strengths include race, gender and cultural studies, sexuality studies, and feminist and queer theory.

More details at this link.

Deadline: 15 October 2018.