June 14th, 2018

10.00 - 18.00

Oculus Building - room OC0.04

This symposium brings together academics, activists and artists from a range of disciplines to discuss the relationship between feminism, queer and neoliberalism. We will consider how feminism and queer have resisted neoliberalism, and how feminism and queer have been complicit with it, but we also want to go beyond that conventional binary framing and engage with the many complexities of that dynamic relationship.



9.45 - 10.00: Registration

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome - Maria do Mar Pereira (University of Warwick)


10.15 - 12.15:

Feminism in and against Neoliberalism in International Development and Social Movements


12.15 - 1.15: Lunch


1.15 - 3.15:

On Sale Now! Neoliberalism and the Commodification of Feminism


3.15 - 3.30: Break


3.30 - 5.30:

Resisting the Neoliberal Present, Imagining Different (Feminist and Queer) Futures: Academia, Art and Activism

5.30 - 6.00: Discussion (chair: Cath Lambert - University of Warwick)

6.00: Event ends

You are welcome to drop in throughout the day, and attend only some of the sessions.

Accessibility and Childcare:
The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets nearby. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know (by emailing Maria do Mar Pereira on m dot d dot m dot pereira at warwick dot ac dot uk or calling Amy Burdis on 02476524771) so we can support your full participation.

We are unfortunately not able to offer childcare to delegates, but babies and children are very welcome at the event, and we will do our best to provide any amenities and adjustments necessary to support delegates bringing babies or children. To discuss your needs, email Maria do Mar Pereira on m dot d dot m dot pereira at warwick dot ac dot uk.