Cynthia Enloe at Aberystwyth University


Author Cynthia Enloe will be attending the University of Aberystwyth on the 15th November 2018 as part of their Centenary Speaker Series. Cynthia’s talk is titled, “Wounds: A Feminist Understanding of Intimacy and War”.

Cynthia is Research Professor in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, with affiliations with Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science, all at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Her feminist teaching and research have explored the interplay of gendered politics in the national and international arenas, with special attention to how women’s labour is made cheap in globalized factories and how women’s emotional and physical labour has been used to support many governments’ war-waging policies—and how diverse women have tried to resist both of those efforts. Racial, class, ethnic and national identity dynamics, as well as ideas about femininities and masculinities, are common threads throughout her studies.

Cynthia Enloe’s most recent book is The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy, published by Myriad in October 2017. She is the author of many others besides, including Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives (2000), The Curious Feminist (2004) and Nimo’s War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War, (2010), The Real State of America: Mapping the Myths and Truths about the United States (co-authored with Joni Seager) (2011, revised 2014). Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered appeared in 2013.

The event starts at 6pm and will finish around 7.30 pm. It is open to the public and completely free.