Feminism + SciFi Forum

The Feminism + SciFi Forum (F+SFF) reflects the coming together of the missions of the Emily Taylor Center and our cosponsor the KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which are “to challenge the status quo to achieve gender equity using an intersectional feminist lens” and to “save the world through science fiction,” respectively. The purpose of our F+SFF is to use the popular genres of speculative and science fiction to explore the ways gender and sexism – as they intersect with other identities and systems of oppression – operate at an individual, interpersonal, and societal level. Using speculative and science fiction, participants will analyze social issues using an intersectional feminist perspective and collectively imagine alternatives to our unjust world. Participants will practice facilitation, critical thinking, and respectful discussion skills. In addition, by reading works written by women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ authors, we encourage the Gunn Center to integrate voices and perspectives that are marginalized within the genre, on our campus, and in our larger society into their existing offerings.

This online community is for people interested in exploring the connections between science fiction and feminism. This group is associated with the KU Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and the KU Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction's Feminism + Sci Fi Forum. In this forum, we analyze and discuss science fiction using an intersectional feminist perspective. The group is co-organized by KU staff member Desiree Neyens and ETC program coordinator Megan Williams. 


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Wednesday, October 10th, 5:30pm - 7pm


with Desiree Neyens

Jayhawk Ink Lounge

KU Memorial Union (Level 2)

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Wednesday, November 7th, 7pm - 9pm


with Anthony Boynton

Meeting Room B

Lawrence Public Library

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Denise Sekaquaptewa Program

Dr. Denise Sekaquaptewa
Stereotyping, Implicit Bias, and the Experiences of Women and Underrepresented Minorities in STEM Fields
October 8, 12 – 1:30 PM
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