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Advisory Board

Prof Emma Rees

Director, Institute of Gender Studies


University of Chester

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Emma Rees is Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester, UK, where she is Director of the Institute of Gender Studies. In 2013 her second book, The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History was published, and a revised, paperback edition came out in 2015. She has presented her talk, ‘Vulvanomics: How We Talk About Vaginas’ at well over 30 venues throughout Europe and the US. She has published widely in the field of gender and representation, and is currently working on her third book, tentatively called That is a Feminist Issue, looking at modern feminism’s fractures. She runs the biennial international, interdisciplinary Talking Bodies conference at the University of Chester.

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