This session will present an edited collection that examines the opportunities and challenges, rights and wrongs, and prospects and risks of Brexit from the perspectives of gender and sexuality. While much has been written about Brexit from legal, political, social and economic perspectives, there has been little analysis of the effects of Brexit on women and gender/sexual minorities, who have historically been marginalised and whose voices have been less audible in political debates. The contributions gathered in this collection, published by Palgrave in 2019 (https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030031213), demonstrate the variety of ways that Brexit will make a difference to the lives of women and individuals marginalised because of gender or sexual identity.
The discussion will include the following contributors to the book:
Dr Benjamin Martill (LSE), on ‘Toxic Masculinity: Militarism, Deal-Making and the Performance of Brexit’
Professor Nuno Ferreira (Sussex), on ‘Queering Brexit: What’s in Brexit for Sexual and Gender Minorities?’
Professor Yvonne Galligan (QUB), on ‘Brexit, gender and Northern Ireland’
Dr Marzia Fontana (Sussex), on ‘The likely economic impact of Brexit on women: lessons from gender and trade research’