Feminism keynote speaker visits History, Politics and Sociology
History, Politics and Sociology students attended a talk on Feminism at Ashton Sixth Form College.
Political Scientist Valerie Bryson visited the college to explore feminism with the students to allow them to apply their understanding to the work they do in the classroom.
Valerie began her talk by attempting to explore some of the stereotypes that surround feminism. Students were able to get involved in understanding other people's views of feminism that may be different to their own.
Following this discussion, she went on to talk about feminist political theory and the historical, political and social impact on feminism.
Valerie has published a wide range of theory covering gender and politics. In 2002 she joined the University of Huddersfield as a Professor and is the founder of the Centre for Democracy and Governance.