Global Feminisms

Organization profile

Organisation profile

In the last few years there has been renewed emphasis on feminisms academic and cultural importance. This cluster aims to develop new approaches to the study of global feminismsas modes of research, scholarship, political commitment, pedagogy and artistic production. Thinking about the different ways that race, sexuality, class, nation and war, for example, change how feminism is constituted and practised, this cluster will illuminate new connections and divergences, in order to advance current understanding of womens lives, narratives, histories and political aims today. The study of global feminisms in an interdisciplinary context will not only reveal the importance of feminismin theory and practiceas a vital organizing tool for the study of women and gender, both inside and outside the academy; it will also help to forge the kinds of collective response often found at the heart of significant events in womens history.

Past events have included the faculty/student workshop 'What Would a Feminist University Look Like?', a faculty roundtable on 'Asian Feminsms' and a public event at the 2017 Bristol International Women's Day.

Upcoming events include a lecture and publication series, as well as continued collaborative workshops with the Global and Comparative Feminsims research cluster at Oxford. 

Dr Rowena Kennedy-Epstein (PI, Department of English):

Dr Sumita Mukherjee (CI, Department of History):

Dr Tara Puri (CI, Department of English):


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    Dr Emily Coit

    Person: Academic , Member

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    Research Output

    ‘Linkages and Collisions’: Muriel Rukeyser’s Lost Films.’

    Kennedy-Epstein, R., 2023, (In preparation) Incomplete: The Feminist Possibilities of the Unfinished Film.. Beeston, A. & Solomon, S. (eds.). University of California Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Asian Women and Global Publics: Interaction, Information, and the City, c. 1900-1940

    Lewis, S. L., 28 May 2020, Global Publics: Their Power and their Limits, 1870-1990. Huber, V. & Osterhammel, J. (eds.). London: Oxford University Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Barrett Browning's Enduring Bees

    Wright, J., 30 Apr 2020, In : Essays in Criticism. p. 178-198 21 p., cgaa004.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Hysterical Bodies and Narratives: Medical Gothic and Women’s Fiction, Victorian to Contemporary

    Author: Benson James, L. T., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Matthews, S. (Supervisor) & Puri, T. K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Médée, Clytemnestre and Phèdre: Female Heroism Revisited in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy

    Author: Lungu, R. D., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: O'Gorman, E. C. (Supervisor) & Forman, E. R. B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Poverty, gender and violence in the narratives of former narcos: accounting for drug trafficking violence in Mexico

    Author: Garcia, K., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Weldes, J. (Supervisor) & Tucker, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Charles Schmitt Prize, International Society for Intellectual History

    Rebecca Gould (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Don D. Walker Prize for Best Essay in western American Literary Studies

    Skinazi, Karen (Recipient) & Lori Harrison-Kahan (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Economic History Society Carnevali Small Research Grant

    Mukherjee, Sumita (Recipient), Jun 2019

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Clevedon Literary Festival

    Jane Wright (Advisor)

    13 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesFestival, exhibition, performance

    American Literature Research Seminar, English Dept, Cambridge

    Emily Coit (Invited speaker)

    23 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Research Seminar, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York

    Jane Wright (Invited speaker)

    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course