HELLO & WELCOME

DR LARA OWEN

NEW BOOK OUT SOON!

Reorganizing Menstruation: Menstrual innovations and the redistribution of boundaries, capitals, and labour

will be published by Oxford University Press on August 30, 2024.

For details on the book and to pre-order, go to its page on the OUP site. The book is also available for pre-order on Amazon and from major chains internationally.

SPRING WEBINAR SERIES

Menstruation and Spirituality
Four two-hour Zoom sessions. Thursdays at 7-9 pm UK time: May 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost: £240.
Recordings of the four sessions are available until June 15. To access these, please email Grace (click here)

TEACHING

Contemporary Menstrual Studies

I teach in three ways.
– The in-depth course, currently one year long, with a second year being added in 2025 for those who have already completed the first year.
– Periodic webinars or short courses on specific topics. See my Eventbrite page for more information and to book.
– Lectures and panels run by other people, usually universities or NGOs. See the upcoming events page.
Check back here for updates on upcoming events or sign up to the newsletter. You will not be bombarded: I rarely send out a newsletter more than once a month, and sometimes it’s less often than that.

Master’s level online course

The first year of the Masters-level course explores menstruation in the contexts of business, feminism, history, law, public health, public policy, popular culture, religion, sustainability, sport, technology, wellbeing, and the workplace. The course is updated every year to take account of new research and social, political and legal developments. The optional second year, starting in 2025, will cover specific aspects of menstrual experience. More details to come.
The 2024 course is now full and registration is closed.
As in previous years, the 2024 course has drawn students from all over the world; this time from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, Serbia, Sudan, the U.K. and the U.S.A. 
Please use the Contact tab in the Main Menu to express your interest in taking the next course, which will start in March 2025. Registration will open in late September 2024. 
•  Join a dedicated group of fellow students and practitioners from around the world
•  Receive a wealth of information to ground and inform your work
•  Learn from a pioneer and long-time expert in the field

 

What course participants are saying

“I have gained in-depth and practical knowledge in every aspect of the topic of menstruation and a rich and detailed understanding of feminism. I highly recommend this fantastic course.”

Andisheh Jahangir, Health Project Officer, Iran

“Lara’s considerable experience, engaging delivery and supportive approach has made this course an incredibly valuable contribution to my PhD studies.”

Karen Abi-Karam, Sussex, PhD student, University of Dundee

“Taking this course has been one of the best experiences that one can have as a woman, a researcher, or someone keenly interested in menstruation.”

Erika Lizbeth Vega Anaya, PhD student, Tamil Nadu, India

“One of the best decisions I have made. Dr. Lara Owen, an exceptional educator, offered phenomenal support throughout the course, further enhancing my learning experience. I strongly recommend this course.”

Wendy Atswei Laryea, Founder, Inspire to Rise, Ghana

“This class was such a pleasure to be in and the highlight of my 2023. It exceeded my expectations and was exactly the kind of grounding in menstrual studies I had been looking for for years.”

Kate Uhlman, Operations, London

 

Her Blood Is Gold:

Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation

Lara Owen’s ground-breaking book on destigmatising and acknowledging menstruation was published by HarperCollins in 1993 and has since been updated twice. It is now in its fourth edition (2022, Archive Publishing), sells in higher numbers each year, and is also available in Portugese (2019), French (2021) and Spanish (2024).

Her Blood Is Gold:

Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation

This ground-breaking book on destigmatising and acknowledging menstruation was published by HarperCollins in 1993 and has since been updated twice. It is now in its fourth edition (2022, Archive Publishing), sells in higher numbers each year, and is published in translation in Portugese (2019), French (2021) and Spanish (2024).

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