Liverpool Hope Symposium (21 June 2019)

Interrogating Intersectionality in a Global Perspective

An International Symposium at Liverpool Hope University


9:00-9:15 Registration and Coffee

9:15-10:30 Keynote: Mary E. John (Centre for Women’s Development Studies, India), “Sexual Violence and the Changing Feminist Landscape in India Today”

10:30-11:00 Vagishwari SP (Christ University, India), “At the intersection of Intersectionality”

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-11:45 Shereen Shaw (Edge Hill University, UK), “The Case of the Syrian Woman: Transcending Culture, Struggle & Conflict”

11:45-12:15 Tiffany Wing-sum, Leung (University of Manchester, UK), “Counselling Meanings in Hong Kong: A Contextual Perspective”

12:15-12:45 Rolla Das (Christ University, India), “The politics of purity and violence – An Intersectional Critique of Women’s Activism in India”

12:45-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:30 Round-table on Education and Intersectionality (Sue Cronin (Liverpool Hope University, UK), Steve Padget (Liverpool Hope University, UK), and Abhaya NB (Christ University, India)

14:30-15:00 Valentina Vitali (University of East London, UK), “Intersectionality in Contemporary South Asian Women’s Cinema”

15:00-15:30 Nahla Raffaoui (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK), “Intersectional Reading of Race, Gender, and Diaspora in Contemporary Transnational Black Feminist Texts”

15:30-15:45 Tea Break

15:45-16:15 Elisa Cecchinato (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, LISAA, France), “Considerations on the politics of literary form during the Harlem Renaissance and the 1910s-20s struggles for black civil emancipation in the US”

16:15-16:45 Wendy Vigroux (Independent Scholar, USA), “Faith Ringgold’s “For the Women’s House” as Intersectional Feminist Empowerment”

16:45-17:15 Yasmina DJAFRI and Nadia ABDELHADI (University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem World University, Algeria), “Interrogating the Interplay of Gender, Race and Immigration in The Buddha in the Attic (2011) by Julie Otsuka”

17:15-17:30 Closing Remarks

You can download the programme here.

You can download the poster here.

You should register here. Accommodation is available to those registering. We are restricting the number of participants to 30.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Conference Organisers, Philomena Harrison at and Cindy Hamilton at