Professor Enloe delivered the Annual Politics and International Relations Lecture to the undergraduate students and staff of the Department of International Relations on the topic: Explore with a Feminist Curiosity – it will Make you Smarter!. In this lecture, Cynthia Enloe urged students to take an interest in things they assumed were insignificant and to always question taken-for-granted assumptions. She vividly described how thinking about the the production and history of sneakers [trainers] reveals the gendered global political economy of labour and US military hegemony.
On Thursday 22 September, Professor Enloe met with the staff and student members of the Gender and Sexuality Study Group for a research lunch. Topics of discussion included the group’s ongoing research projects and broader themes of the challenges and priorities for feminist researchers were discussed. Feminist international lawyer and activist Madeleine Rees OBE also attended.