Dr Finn Mackay

Finn Mackay

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About me

My area of research is contemporary British feminism and feminist activism. I am particularly interested in changes in this social movement from the Second Wave of the 1970s and 1980s to the present day. I have been involved in feminist activism for twenty years, founding the London Feminist Network and revived London Reclaim the Night in 2004. Prior to returning to academia, my professional background was in education and youth work, where I worked on domestic violence prevention and anti-bullying. I am still proudly involved with the women's sector, conducting work and research for organisations such as Women's Aid. I am passionate about all social justice issues and equalities. Other research interests include gender studies, animal rights, lesbian and gay studies and particularly gender identity, definitions, expressions and borders within the LGBT community. 

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I speak, write and lecture regularly on feminist activism, feminist theory, male violence against women and women's liberation, including frequent media appearences on national radio and television. I was the individual winner of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize in 2010 for my work against male violence against women and children. I am a Trustee of The Feminist Archive, and an Ambassador for the Worker's Educational Association. 

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