We have asked feminist scholars and activists what feminism means to them and how it shapes their view of the nuclear world. Please take some time to watch these short videos and reflect on the following questions:
What are the main points that you take from each video?
Which video do you like most and why?
Can you identify any similarities or differences between the views expressed in the videos?
What more can you find out about the speakers online? How might these biographical details shape what the speakers have to say?
In what ways do the speakers pick up any of the themes of this module?
How do the speakers challenge or extend the themes of the module?
Cynthia Enloe is a pioneering and influential feminist scholar of International Relations, based in the USA, who has worked extensively on the intersections of gender, security and international political economy.
Renata Hessmann Dalaqua is an international expert on gender and disarmament, nonproliferation and arms control, who works with international organizations in order to shape policy-making in this area.
Shine Choi is a critical and creative International Relations scholar, who engages with postcolonial feminist theory, among other sources, to make sense of the position of North Korea in the international order. She also writes on aesthetics and visuality.
Hebatalla Taha is an award-winning early career scholar who focuses on the intersection of international political economy, security, cultural politics and nuclear weapons in the modern Middle East, particularly Israel/Palestine and Egypt.
Vanessa Griffen is a renowned Fijian scholar, poet and activist who has led feminist and nuclear disarmament movements in the Pacific region since the 1970s. She is also a representative of the International Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Before you exit the module, take some time to think how you would answer the questions:
What does feminism mean to you?
How does feminism shape your view of the nuclear world?