Steering Committee/Co-Convenors

Dr Stacy Gillis
Stacy is a Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK. Her research falls into four main areas, all linked by her primary interest in the relationship between gender and genre: women’s writing and feminist theory; crime fictions, particularly detective and sensation novels; cybertheory and cyberpunk; and, First World War Studies.

Nikki Godden Dr Nikki Godden-Rasul

Nikki is a Lecturer in Law in the Law School at Newcastle University, UK. She holds a PhD and MJur in law from Durham University. Her research interests primarily lie in the fields of rape law and policy, restorative justice and sexual violence, tort law and gender, feminist legal theory, and criminal justice and gender. Nikki is a committee member of PECANS (Postgraduate and Early Career Academics  Network of Scholars), an interdisciplinary network for early career researchers working in the field of law, gender and sexuality, and she edits and contributes to the weblog Inherently Human: Critical Perspectives on Law, Gender and Sexuality. Nikki has published, inter alia, in Feminist Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Society, and in the edited collection Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law. Previously, Nikki taught Tort Law at Durham University, and she continues to teach Tort at Newcastle University, in addition to Criminal Law and Law, Gender & Sexuality.

Dr Katherine CooperMe

Katherine is part-time lecturer in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK. Her research focuses on the intersections between war, nation and gender in the twentieth-century. She also has a strong interest in the mobilisation of literary culture during wartime. She is the Administrator of Feminist Theory Journal and  a member of the WAR-Net network, the War and Displacement Network and the Middlebrow Network