Please find below the details for the upcoming FTGS Global Voices seminar scheduled on Wednesday, 08 June 2022 (1pm-2pm/UK time).  

In this upcoming seminar, we have Dr Julia Zulver, Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas (UNAM, Mexico), discussing her research on ‘High-Risk Feminism in Colombia: Women’s Mobilisation in Violent Contexts’.

In this seminar, Dr Julia Zulver documents the experiences of grassroots women’s organisations that united to demand gender justice during and in the aftermath of Colombia’s armed conflict. In doing so, she illustrates a little-studied phenomenon: women whose experiences with violence catalyse them to mobilise and resist as feminists, even in the face of grave danger. Despite a well-established tradition of studying women in war, we tend to focus on their roles as mothers or careers, as peacemakers, or sometimes as revolutionaries. Dr Julia Zulver explains the gendered underpinnings of why women engage in feminist mobilisation, even when this takes place in a ‘domain of losses’ that exposes them to high levels of risk.

Chair: Dr Amanda Chisholm, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies / Researcher in Gender and Security

Speaker: Dr Julia Zulver, Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas (UNAM, Mexico)

Discussant: Dr Jelke Boesten, Professor in Gender and Development at King’s College London 

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BgZGwy2hQJWBDHZnFnLPLg

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