This year's cohort for the MSt Women's Studies at the University of Oxford are organising a series of Feminist Thinking Seminars, and our first event is happening this Friday 19th February from 2-3:30pm (GMT) with Paola Bergallo, who will be discussing abortion law reform in Argentina.

*About Paola Bergallo*
Paola Bergallo is a Professor at the School of Law of the University of Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a lawyer from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and holds a J.S.D. and J.S.M. from Stanford Law School, and an LL.M. from Columbia University. She received fellowships from Stanford and Harvard University, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Research Council of Norway. She has been a visiting professor at Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, and Universidad de Puerto Rico. Professor Bergallo’s work focuses on public law, health rights, access to justice, gender, and socio-legal studies.

*What are the Feminist Thinking Seminars?*
The Feminist Thinking Seminar series is a fortnightly seminar series organised by the Masters in Women's Studies cohort, which takes place between February and June 2021. At each seminar, speakers present and discuss a topic related to feminist theory and its practice.

Our goal for this series is to create inclusive online events which may motivate us to re-imagine the reality we live in. We want to engage in a dialogue that allows us to rethink and propose new ways of allowing greater equality for women, trans people, people of colour, LGBTQ+ people and other groups that have less power in the society we live in. The term ‘feminist thinking’ is up for interpretation - part of our goal is not to decide what feminist thinking is but rather ask what it could be.

We hope our seminar series will cultivate this curiosity, through the speakers we have invited and the discussions that will take place within our seminars. We aim to construct an event that, above all, provides a place for feminists to gather together, which allows for community-building, for putting forward new ideas, and for future hope in light of uncertainty.

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