Doing Emotionally Challenging Research in Emotionally Challenging Times – A Personal Reflection

Trigger Warning: Research on gender-based violence. by Mascha Helene Lange I am dealing with the sensitive issue of gender-based violence on a daily basis. Every morning, my desk greets me with book titles such as Rape and Resistance, Framing the Rape Victim, or Just Sex? The Cultural Scaffolding of Rape.[1] I read autobiographical accounts of people who experienced gender-based … Continue reading Doing Emotionally Challenging Research in Emotionally Challenging Times – A Personal Reflection

Interview Methodology in the History of Sexuality

by Marine Gilis My name is Marine Gilis, I am a PhD student at the University of Angers. I am working on the sexual liberation experience of women's group activists in Brittany and Pays-de-la-Loire (the West of France). The women's groups are part of the dynamic of the Women's Liberation Movement (MLF in French), which … Continue reading Interview Methodology in the History of Sexuality

Academia and Gender: The Hidden Inequalities

Nafisa Insan, PhD student, Newcastle University, Population Health Sciences Institute As a public health student, gender studies for me involves researching gender inequalities in health. Life expectancy, disease and mortality rates are often at the forefront of gender data. Although important statistics, gender inequalities are in fact woven into every single aspect our lives which … Continue reading Academia and Gender: The Hidden Inequalities