Sarah is a Manager in Digital at PwC, previously working for a Microsoft consultancy and IBM. As a tech-enthusiast and girls’ rights advocate, Sarah is particularly interested in the role of technology to advance the rights of women and young girls. As a current 30% Club Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Sarah is researching gender diversity within social innovation and how gender parity can be achieved across industries. Sarah has worked with multiple girls’ rights organisations including Plan International and Girl Rising and currently sits on the Board of Australian not-for-profit, CARAD, with the ambition of providing access to an equal education for young girls from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Giorgia is currently based in London, where she is a Master’s student in Legal and Political Theory at UCL. After earning her degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from LUISS (Rome), she worked for some time in a literary agency in Milan. Her research currently focuses on the relationship between art and structural injustice within the context of gender inequalities. She also has a keen interest in bioethics and global justice.
Venera is a freelance journalist and researcher based in Bucharest. She is completing her PhD in nihilism and contemporary feminist theory at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy. She is also writing about revenge porn and online social behaviour. She taught children in schools about online abuse and played several performance art pieces on gender inequality issues. She has a particular interest in gender relations in the digital world.
Carolina is a Journal Development Specialist for an Open Access Journal on food sustainability. She has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, where she focused on optimizing the conversion of crop waste material to biofuels. Previously, she spent some time in India researching the sustainability of reptile farming for her MSc degree from Imperial College London. Carolina has also worked with the UK Government on policies for implementing agri-environment schemes nationwide and has done consultancy work in a variety of projects. Coming from a scientific, policy and now publishing background, Carolina brings insights from a wide variety of experiences. These experiences have enriched her perspective on the role of gender in different contexts.
Dr Iole Fontana
Iole is a political scientist and a researcher at the University of Catania. She has a PhD in Institutions, Politics and Policies and has been a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and at the Université Hassan II in Casablanca. She has worked as a research intern for the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia and is specialized on EU politics and Euro-Mediterranean relations. Her first book has recently been published by Routledge. Her academic research currently focuses on migration, organized crime and migrant smuggling, asylum, development cooperation, EU external policies and (cyber-) security. She has a great interest in gender issues, policies and dynamics in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
Nathalie works in education in the not-for-profit sector, and will shortly be moving to a policy-based position in Brussels. She is particularly interested in women's advocacy and policy, and writes extensively on these topics, her work appearing in the Huffington Post amongst other publications. She also regularly collaborates with journalists across the mainstream media on topics relating to sexual violence. Nathalie holds an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Warwick.
Jushya recently graduated from SOAS, University of London, with a Masters degree in Globalisation and Development. She also also holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. She identifies as feminist and her professional interest lies in working in the field of gender and development. She has previously worked on various women-centred development projects - including a university research project on violence against women; a UNFPA project on child marriage and adolescent pregnancy; and an awareness campaign on menstrual hygiene in rural areas. She also extensively researched gender-based violence and women's empowerment for her Masters thesis: 'Aiding and abetting violence against women: A comparative analysis of Modi's India and Trump's America'.
James Mc Cann
James works in education as a language teacher. He has been a volunteer with the GREAT initiative since 2016, running workshops for boys on masculinity, mental health, homophobia, violence and pornography. His main interest is in social justice and he is in the process of starting an organisation that will encourage men to engage with feminist issues in the workplace.
Tobias is a final year PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge, and a research associate at the Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies (CIRIS). He is teaching 19th and 20th century political thought, including feminist theory. He has a strong research interest in intersectional analysis focusing on gender, class, race and religion. Tobias holds an MPhil in Politics and IR from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Study of Religion and Culture from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he has also previously worked as a Lecturer in Political Theory. Dedicated to champion inclusive access to world class education, he has been a board member of the free online learning platform Serlo.
Mariana is a Politics, Philosophy and Law Student at King’s College London and a passionate feminist. Her international background - originating from both Colombia and Spain and having grown up in the Netherlands - has made her interested in the global feminist movement; particularly the transformative ways in which patriarchy operates across different societal contexts. At the core of her interest lies the ways in which law can be used to advance women's rights. Furthermore, she is President of the Women & Politics Society at her university, where she is working to provide a platform that increases the participation and leadership of women in politics.
Stella is a third year philosophy undergraduate at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. She is currently writing her dissertation on sexual consent and power, and has particular interests in digital gender based violence and epistemic injustice. She is also the President of her college’s feminist society, which runs weekly discussion groups.
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Lily is a philosophy and religion graduate, interested in the crossovers between gender studies and religious studies. She is also interested in the intersections of gender, race, sexuality and mental health. Lily was Trinity Hall Women’s Officer 2015-16. She has run and been a part of liberation campaigns within Cambridge University as well as nationally, the latter including the #passiton campaign, and It’s Not Justice which gives a voice to those who have been mistreated by the justice system.
Emma recently graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Philosophy. Her dissertation focused on the emancipatory potential of ethical pornography, where she defended the view that certain types of pornography are able to alter sexual scripts and create new sexual ideologies that give women greater sexual parity with men. She is particularly interested in sexual politics and the rights of sex workers and is set to continue her work in this area by embarking on a 6-month placement with ethical pornographer Erika Lust. She is also passionate about promoting equality for marginalized communities and has spent time working for Standing Voice, an NGO that tackles the social exclusion of people with albinism in East Africa. She also volunteers for Action Tutoring, a UK based charity which supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds in achieving greater academic success, helping them to progress to further education, employment or training, with the ultimate aim of closing the attainment gap between the most and least privileged in society.
Antonia is a social and organizational psychologist doing her doctoral research on men’s support for gender equality and masculinities at the University of Exeter. Antonia holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Behavioural Sciences from the University of Groningen, and has been a visiting researcher and teaching assistant at the University of Cambridge. In the past, she has been involved in organizing conferences, e.g. on the topic of women in STEM, and has contributed towards policy papers by the Cambridge Wilberforce Society. Currently, she is working for the Equal Opportunities Department of the European Union, and regularly speaks and publishes on the topic of gender equality (for an overview see www.antoniasudkaemper.com).
Ciara recently graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, with an undergraduate degree in philosophy, defending a dissertation on 'Feminist Practice and the Concept of Woman: Towards a Trans-Inclusive Concept of Woman within Feminism'. During her time as Trinity Hall’s Women's Officer, she campaigned for better support for survivors of sexual harassment, led consent workshops. She is very passionate about women's engagement in sport, in particular football, and sees it as important to challenge this male dominated space.
Valentine is currently based in Spain where she works for European-level volunteering service committed to providing support to people with autism and educating about autism. She was previously involved in advocating for the abolition of the prison system, having worked for the International Prison Observatory and the NGO Genepi. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's in Communication and Information Sciences. Her academic research is focused on the the cultural intervention in prison. She also volunteers for several feminist associations.
Emmanuela works in cultural tourism and has previously worked as a freelance translator and a research assistant. She holds a BA and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on gender and post-colonial theories. She has written on narratives of Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya and comparative female experiences of Catholic, fascist dicatorships in Italy and Spain and has presented papers at conferences such as WISPS and the King’s College lecture series. Emmanuela is on the committee of Wolf Whistled, a London-based feminist support group, and is also undertaking training as a volunteer on the National Rape Crisis helpline.
After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry from King’s College London, Anna joined the Calicivirus Group at the University of Cambridge as a PhD student. Her research aims to develop thermostable vaccines, which hold the potential to lower vaccine associated costs, and in turn, increase access to vaccination programs around the world. In her spare time away from the lab, Anna is also involved with the student-led global health think tank Polygeia as the Cambridge Branch President. She is dedicated to tackling global health inequalities through laboratory, field and policy work, with a specific focus on gender inequalities. Previously, she has led a team of student researchers in a project addressing the future of UK surrogacy laws.