Media: Podcasts and Videos

A Note about Our Podcasts and Videos

The Centre for Feminist Research is happy to provide our online visitors access to selected podcasts and videos of presentations made by scholars and researchers who have visited and shared their insights and knowledge with our community over the years.  These podcasts and videos are presented in reverse chronological order below.

Book Launch - Social Reproduction and the City: Welfare Reform, Child Care, and Resistance in Neoliberal New York by Simon Black
With: Meg Luxton (Introduction) and Idil Abdillahi (Discussant)

November 5, 2020

The transformation of child care after welfare reform in New York City and the struggle against that transformation is a largely untold story. In the decade following welfare reform, despite increases in child care funding, there was little growth in New York's unionized, center-based child care system and no attempt to make this system more responsive to the needs of working mothers. As the city delivered child care services "on the cheap," relying on non-union home child care providers, welfare rights organizations, community legal clinics, child care advocates, low-income community groups, activist mothers, and labor unions organized to demand fair solutions to the child care crisis that addressed poor single mothers' need for quality, affordable child care as well as child care providers' need for decent work and pay. Social Reproduction and the City tells this story, linking welfare reform to feminist research and activism around the "crisis of care," social reproduction, and the neoliberal city.

Watch the full video here:

Women’s Quests for Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Contestations, Complexities, Contradiction
April 5-6, 2013

CFR hosted the "Women’s Quests for Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Contestations, Complexities, Contradiction" conference, with the following recorded panels:

  • Conference promo video
  • Conference welcome
  • April 5 Panel: Transition to Democracy, Placing Gender Justice at the Heart of the Revolutionary Discourse
  • April 5, Panel 1: Case Studies of Iran 
  • April 5, Panel 2: Case Studies of Egypt
  • April 6 Panel: Contemporary Challenges Faced by Feminist Activists in MENA
  • April 6: Panel 3: Case Studies of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain; Closing comments

View Women’s Quests for Rights conference videos

Unbearable Blackness
December 5, 2012

CFR Visiting Scholar Jared Sexton presented his lecture "Unbearable Blackness" at York University on December 5, 2012.
A recording of an earlier lecture was made at Brown University in October 2012.

View Jared Sexton's October 2012 lecture Video

Excavations, Collusions, and Contestations: A Symposium on Violence, Memory, and Memorialization
April 15, 2010

View Excavations, Collusions, and Contestations-Urvashi Butalia video
View Excavations, Collusions, and Contestations-Malathi de Alwis video

Sites of Feminist Knowledge Production: The Academy and Beyond
January 29, 2010

Listen to Sites of Feminist Knowledge-Chandra Mohanty Podcast

Doing Theory: Marxism, Feminism, Critical Race Theory
December 11, 2009

Founders Assembly Hall, Founders College, York University

Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Nahla Abdo
  • Jasodhara Bagchi
  • Himani Bannerji
  • Davina Bhandar
  • Barbara Godard
  • David McNally
  • Shahrzad Mojab
  • Radhika Mongia
  • Ananya Mukherjee
  • Sherene Razack
  • Dorothy Smith
  • Sunera Thobani
  • Judith Whitehead

View Doing Theory - Event Information and Listen to Podcasts

Sexual Diversity in a Cosmopolitan Perspective
November 12, 2009

Listen to Sexual Diversity-Elisabeth Young Bruehl Podcast