My name is Terese Jonsson and I’m a PhD student in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at London Metropolitan University. My research focuses on racism and whiteness within feminism in England. In particular, I look at how contemporary feminists write and talk about recent feminist history (i.e. 1970s-80s) in relation to issues of ‘race’ and racism. The way these narratives are constructed and gain currency (who and what is included, who and what is ‘forgotten’ or marginalised), I argue, has a significant influence on feminist theory and politics in the present. My research involves analysing academic, activist and ‘popular’ feminist texts which are concerned with representing contemporary feminism, as well as interviewing feminist activists and students of gender and women’s studies.
My published work:
White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race by Matthew Hughey – book review, LSE Review of Books, February 2013
Piercing the whitening silence – an article I wrote for the F-word blog in 2009, about white privilege, racism and feminist activism in Britain.