15 February 2006: Outness and Sexual Self-Disclosure in Academia and the Clinic

Chaired by Meg Barker

Jeffrey Weeks
(Professor of Sociology, LSBU)
“The Closet’s Revolving Door”

Kathleen Ritter
(Professor of Counseling Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, and Psychotherapist in private practice)
“Inside and Outside of the Dilemma: Perspectives from a Heterosexual Ally, Academician, and Clinician”

Mandy Merck
(Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of
“Outing Mandy and Condi”

Roundtable discussion chaired by Meg Barker
with Jeffrey Weeks, Kathleen Ritter and Mandy Merck

21 June 2006: Heterosexualities

Chaired by Lisa Downing

Peter Hegarty
(Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Surrey)
“The Psychologization of Marriage and the Heteronormativity of High IQ”

Stevi Jackson
(Professor and Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, University of York)
“Why Question Heterosexuality?”

Calvin Thomas
(Associate Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, Georgia State University)
“On Being Post-Normal : Heterosexuality after Queer Theory”

Roundtable discussion chaired by Lisa Downing
with Peter Hegarty, Stevi Jackson and Calvin Thomas

1 November 2006: Female Genital Mutilation

Chaired by Lih-Mei Liao

Efua Dorkenoo
(Researcher and Activist; founder, Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development (FORWARD))
“Socio-Cultural Aspects of FGM”

Iain Morland
(Lecturer in Cultural Criticism, Cardiff University)
“Genital Cutting and Bodily Integrity”

Sarah Creighton
(Consultant Gynaecologist, UCH & Honorary Senior Lecturer, UCL; Chair, Female Genital Mutilation National Clinical Group)
“FGM: What Should Care-Providers do now?”

Panel debate chaired by Lih-Mei Liao
with the three speakers and:

Amma Kyei-Mensah
(Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Whittington Hospital, London)

Haseena Lockhat
(Consultant Clinical Psychologist, North Warwickshire NHS Trust)