On teaching contemporary feminist praxis: Networked leading in a poststructural world

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Faculty of Computing, Health and Science


School of Psychology and Social Science




Hopkins, L. On teaching contemporary feminist praxis: networked leading in a poststructuralist world. In reimagining, the Proceedings of the 11th International Women in Leadership Conference. Perth, WA: Edith Cowan University.


This paper provides a critically reflective account of the process of developing in women’s studies students the capacity to undertake what we might call networked leading, using poststructuralist understandings of subjectivity and power. The paper draws on the work of a diverse range of feminist scholars and activists, including Luce Irigaray, Drusilla Modjeska, Nira Yuval-Davis, Karen Healy and Jan Fook, to elaborate on the process of becoming collectively activist in the light of contemporary feminist understandings of ways to work with and across sites of difference. Specifically, the paper provides a case study of the ways in which this suite of ideas is used in the feminist classroom.

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