Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oxford Brookes lecturer to judge book prize in the field of feminism, gender and women’s studies

Friday, 26 May 2017

Book prize

Oxford Brookes lecturer in Communication, Media and Culture, Dr Hannah Yelin will judge the annual book prize for the Feminist and Women's Studies Association (FWSA) this summer.

The FWSA is a network committed to promoting feminist research, teaching, and women’s studies, both nationally and internationally. 

Supported by Palgrave Macmillan, the annual book prize aims to reward ingenuity and scholarship in the fields of feminism, gender or women’s studies. Entries are welcomed from across a range of disciplines and specialisms in the sciences or humanities. It is intended to recognise scholarship which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice.

Hannah conducts feminist research into the ghostwritten memoirs of young, female celebrities, and has a book forthcoming on the subject with Palgrave Macmillan. In March she presented her research at the South by Southwest festival in Texas, giving a talk titled, 'Ghosted: Authenticity in a Ghostwritten Age'.

Hannah commented “The authors that the FWSA prize recognises each year make such influential and important interventions into the way we understand and talk about gender. I'm very lucky to be judging this prize as it means I get to spend my summer immersed in the absolute vanguard of contemporary, feminist thought.”

For more information about the FWSA and their work click here. Information about previous book prize winners may be found here.