Feminist Encounters with Evolutionary Psychology

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JournalAustralian Feminist Studies
DateAccepted/In press - 29 Feb 2016
DatePublished (current) - 8 Apr 2016
Issue number86
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)345-350
Original languageEnglish


This Section of Australian Feminist Studies is the product of an event that took place at King’s College London in January 2015, hosted as part of the UK-based ‘Critical Sexology’ seminar series. Participants at this event – feminist scholars working across the fields of lin- guistics, cultural studies, sociology, and psychology – were invited to reflect on their encounters with evolutionary psychology (EP). As the event organiser, I was interested to prompt a discussion about how EP shapes the contours of contemporary feminist scholarship, insofar as arguments from EP are something feminist scholars continually find ourselves coming across and coming up against both within and outside the academy. Conversely, I was interested in thinking about how encounters with EP might illuminate certain limit-points in contemporary feminist theorising.

Bibliographical note

This article was published as a result of research undertaken while I was a PhD candidate at King's College London.

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