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.


5:30pm - 7pm
Jayhawk Ink Lounge
KU Memorial Union (Level 2)
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Wednesday, September 12th
Akata Witch with Rachel Atakpa
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Wednesday, October 10th
Red Clocks with Desiree Neyens
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Wednesday, November 14th
Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction & Fantasy from Transgender Writerswith Piper McCain
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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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