Video: Caroline Walters

What is “femme”? Caroline Walters explores the multiplicity of femme identity, and some of the ways in which it can be negotiated in the context of queer/trans identit(ies).


Video: Caitlin Field

Field draws upon the work of Miranda Fricker to explain how gaps in language can mean that individuals find it hard to articulate experiences of marginalisation. The experiences of genderqueer people in France are used as a case study to explore this issue.


Thank you to everyone who spoke at, attended and/or livestreamed yesterday’s event! We were extremely pleased to host such an exciting gathering of thoughtful individuals.

Please do keep checking back to this site occasionally, as we will be updating it with resources from the seminar, including videos kindly filmed by Alex Drummond.

For now, you may be interested in a Storify of tweets from yesterday collated by Dr Caroline Walters.

Livestream issues

We’ve had a number of reports regarding issues with the livestream from Spotlight on: Genderqueer.

  • Lack of audio: unfortunately we are continuing to have issues recording sound in the venue and are still looking into this. It’s worth checking back occasionally to see if it’s working – we are going to keep trying to fix it! If we’re sure it’s working we will announce this through Twitter and a post on this website.
  • Trouble connecting: the livestream is working – we recommend checking you have the latest version of quicktime and/or windows media player and/or real alternative. For Linux users, it is also possible to open rtsp:// in VLC or similar.

Please be assured that the event is being filmed so videos should be available in the future!

How to participate remotely in ‘Spotlight on: Genderqueer’

It’s now less than a week until the Spotlight on: Genderqueer event takes place on Monday 29th April.

We still have a handful of places left, so it’s not too late to register – if you wish to attend, please email us:

If you can’t attend in person but have access to a decent Internet connection, you will be able to livestream the event. We will be streaming for the duration of the event, from 9am to 5:30pm British Summer Time (GMT+1).

You can watch the livestream here.

We encourage remote participants to join in the discussion via Twitter. We will have a Twitter board in the room so your thoughts, comments and questions will be visible to physically present speakers and other participants.

The ‘official’ hashtag for the day will be #gqconf