Ashley Fellow, Professor Stevi Jackson, to Offer Public Talks on Gender and Sexuality

Lady Eaton College quadSociology, Gender and Women’s Studies and Lady Eaton College are thrilled to welcome this year’s Ashley Fellow, Professor Stevi Jackson.

Prof. Jackson is an academic and writer working in the field of gender and sexuality. Currently working at the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of  York in the UK, Prof. Jackson has retained her interest in sexuality throughout her career, but has also worked on broader aspects of feminist theory, on family relationships and on childhood. Her current interests include theorizing sexuality, especially heterosexuality; theories of self and subjectivity; modernity, gender and intimacy in Asia and Europe. She was the founding co-editor of the International Journal of Feminist Theory, and co-authored Gender and Sexuality with Professor Momin Rahman of Trent University’s Sociology department.

Members of the Trent community are welcomed to join us for a variety of public talks and panels throughout Prof. Jackson’s visit to campus. Public events are as follows:


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25: Public lecture with reception to follow

Lecture: 4 p.m., Lady Eaton College, The Pit

Reception: 5:30 p.m., Senior Common Room, EC 301

Internationalising the critique of heterosexuality: The benefits and pitfalls of thinking beyond the parochially “western”



2–5 p.m., EC 201

Sexualities beyond western modernity: Understanding the similarities and differences in Muslim and Asian sexual diversity. Panelists include: Stevi Jackson, Momin Rahman and Douglas Janoff (LGBT Rights Advisor for Global Affairs Canada).


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8: Public lecture

7 p.m., Lady Eaton College, The Pit

Activist lives in and after Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Challenging authoritarianism in public and private spaces


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14: Morning coffee break – informal discussion

9:30–11 a.m., Senior Common Room, EC 301

Pursuing a graduate education in Gender Studies


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15: Public panel

3–5 p.m., Gzowski College, Gathering Space

Fifty Years of Feminism

150 years since Confederation, and 100 years since equal votes, this panel discussion focuses on the successes and failures of feminism over the last 50 years and the likely future for gender politics.

For additional information about Prof. Jackson and her visit to campus, please go to or contact Lindsay Morris at

The Ashley Fellowship is funded by a bequest from the late Professor C.A. Ashley, longtime friend of Trent University and an enthusiastic proponent of the role which the informal contacts of College life can play in the academic pursuits of the University.

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