The Faculty of the Humanities hosts monthly Gender Talks webinars to educate, empower, and entertain community members concerning related matters. These talks are presented by academics from different institutions and with various views on life.

Gender Talks 2022
Gender Talk Series - Amanda Gopuws

Speaker: Prof Amanda Gouws
Date: 09 September 2022
Gender Talk Series - Stephanie Cawood

Speaker: Dr Stephanie Cawood
Date: 26 August 2022
Gender Talk Series - Belinda du Plooy

Speaker: Dr Belinda Du Plooy
Date: 24 June 2022
Gender Talk Series - Nonhlanhla Dlamini

Speaker: Dr Nonhlanhla Dlamini
Date: 20 May 2022
Gender Talk Series - Jessica Lynn

Speaker: Jessica Lynn
Date: 22 April 2022
Gender Talk Series - Deirdre Byrne

Speaker: Prof Deirdre Byrne
Date: 11 March 2022
Gender Talk Series - Munyaradzi Mushonga

Speaker: Dr Munyaradzi Mushonga
Date: 25 February 2022

Gender Talks 2021


Gender Talks Lunchtime Seminar Series

Date Presenter Topic 
 25 February Dr Ivo NgadeCOVID-19 mitigation measures and the impact on ‘care’ at domestic levels
 11 March Prof Helene StraussFeminist resonance: Gender-based violence, mourning, and traumatic recall in the work of Gabrielle Goliath
 23 April Prof Hussein SolomonWomen confronting patriarchy in the MENA region
 13 May Dr Glen SegellUnited Nations 1325 incorporated into NATO: women, peace, and security
 23 June Lisa VettenThe co-constitutive relationship between gender and intimate partner violence
 9 July Prof Joy OwenBreathing out of sync – motherhood vs academia
 18 August Prof Tamara SheferDisrupting patriarchal colonial logics in higher education: thinking with embodiment, relationality, care, and affect in teaching and research
 10 September Dionne van ReenenSize and sex: considering the fat body and eroticised performance in popular
 8 October Sixolile NgcoboGender equality and accountability in South Africa’s higher education sphere
 5 November Tapiwa MadimuGendered exclusions: zama zamas and illegal mining

Gender Talks 2020


 DatePresenter Topic  Department
 30 October Nontombi Velelo Social Construction of Masculinity Department of Sociology
 27 November Dr Nadine Lake 

 Reconfiguring Decolonisation


 Centre for Gender and Africa Studies



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