LSE Gender public lectures and seminars

We host a range of events, from large public lectures to smaller seminars, across a broad spectrum of topics relating to gender studies. Unless otherwise stated, our events are free and open to all.


Upcoming events

If you would like to be added to our Upcoming Events mailing list of LSE Gender Events and events featuring or associated with LSE Gender staff, and/or if you have any questions regarding upcoming event, please email LSE Gender.  

Unless specified on the event descriptions all of our events are not ticketed and guests are admitted on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Missed an event? Take a look at our recent events for videos, podcasts and other useful resources or scroll down for our full events programme. 

 LSE Gender has cancelled events due to take place on UCU strike days in solidarity with colleagues striking over pensions. Our next event will be on 21st March. You can read the department's Statement of Solidarity in full here


Coming Up
23rd  April 2018

Aisling Swaine

Christine Bell

From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women

 Sheikh Zayed Theatre, new Academic Building
 27th April 2018
Clare Hemmings

A Feminist Politics of Ambivalence: Reading with Emma Goldman  

 23rd May 2018
5:30 - 7:00pm

Jenny Chanfreau
Aiko Holvikivi
Billy Holzberg

Introducing Emerging Gender Research

Thai Theatre - New Academic Building


aisling swaine

From Transitional To Transformative: justice for conflict-related violence against women

23rd April, 6:30 - 8:00pm Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE, Aisling Swaine, Christine Bell 




A Feminist Politics of Ambivalence: Reading with Emma Goldman (Book Launch)                                      

27th April, 5:30 - 7:00pm  TW1.G01, Tower 1, LSE
Clare Hemmings



Introducing Emerging Gender Research

23rd May, 5:30-7:00pm  Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE Jenny Chanfreau, Aiko Holvikivi, Billy Holzberg



Events 2017/18

marsha and clare

*Listen Online* Reimagining Peacekeeping: Gender, 'Race' and Militarisation in the Global Order - Marsha Henry



Why Feminism? An open discussion about doing Gender Research - Rishita Nandagiri, Jenny Chanfreau, Billy Holzberg



Abortion and Sex Work: an impertinent dialogue on sexual rights - Sonia Correa, Marge Berer, Pye Jakobsson 


Yv E. Nay

The affective structure of global Trans* Politics - Yv Nay


Ratna website

Gender and Human Rights - Ratna Kapur


Tina Campt

Flow: Black Bodies and the practice of refusal - Tina Campt



*Watch Online* What we treasure we measure: a theatrical engagement with Gender - Particeparte 


What state are we in? Revisiting the problem of state in gender and sexuality thinking in politics - Sonia Correa 


Postcolonial Governmentality and Gendered Vulnerability - Nikita Dhawan



Introducing Emerging Gender Research - Emma Spruce, Aisling Swaine, Ece Kocabicak




 *Watch Clip online* Hope and Fear: Gender and Sexuality in the making of a transnational art installation -  Charlotte Haslund-Christensen



 LSE Gender Interdisciplinary conversations: rethinking Sexual Freedom -  Leticia Sabsay , Sumi Madhok , Lisa Baraitser, Clare Hemmings



Feminism, economics and anthropology in international development: cross-disciplinary perspectives. - Naila Kabeer , Ann Whitehead



*Watch or Listen Online* Crisis Politics and the Challenge of Intersectional Solidarity - Akwugo Emejulu



Politics of Pleasure - Laleh Khalili



Relationships with the Field - Louise Acciari, Magda Muter, Hannah Wright



Work, Gender and Visual Archives

21st March 2018, 5:15-6:45pm  NAB.2.04, New Academic Building, LSE  Juliette Rennes


A Feminist Politics of Ambivalence: Reading with Emma Goldman (Book Launch)                                            

27th April 2018, 5:30 - 7:00pm  TW1.G01, Tower 1, LSE
Clare Hemmings

Audience public lecture

Introducing Emerging Gender Research

23rd May 2018, 5:30-7:00pm  Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE Jenny Chanfreau, Aiko Holvikivi, Billy Holzberg

Events 2016/17


Kimberlé Crenshaw and Devon Carbado

Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name

Wednesday 21 September 2016


Sumi Madhok

Taking Decolonizing Human Rights Seriously 

Wednesday 28 September 2016


Sonia Corrêa and Emily Jackson 

Abortion Frontlines: the Latin American context

Thursday 13 October 2016


Sonia Correa and Andrea Cornwall

Development and Sexual Justice

Wednesday 19 October 2016


Mary Evans, Sarah Childs, Emma Crewe, Mona Morgan-Collins and Sam Smethers

Women in Politics: change and continuity

Wednesday 26 October 2016


Punam Yadav, Marsha Henry, David N. Gellner, Christine Chinkin

Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective

Tuesday 8 November 2016


Stephanie Ware Barrientos

Gender Contestation in Global Value Chains: drivers of change and diverse outcomes in cocoa-chocolate sourcing

Wednesday 9 November 2016


Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices       

Wednesday 23 November 2016


Dr Hannah Hamad, Maria Miller, Professor Diane Perrons, Justine Thornton

Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

Wednesday 11 January 2017 


Isabell Lorey

Precarisation, Autonomy and Care

Wednesday 18 January 2017


Claire Eustance, Clare Hemmings, Amal Treacher Kabesh, Rahul Rao and Sadie Wearing. 

Archival Troubles

Wednesday 25 January 2017


Alyosxa Tudor

Critical differentiations of racism and migration

Wednesday 1 February 2017


Burcu Ercyes

The Problem of Speaking for Others

Wednesday 8 February 2017


Louisa Acciari, Priya Raghavan and Amanda Shaw

Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies

Wednesday 22 February 2017


Elif Shafak

Where are the women in today's Islamic world?

LSE Literary Festival

Saturday 25 February 2017


Fabiana Barticioti, Canon Mandy Ford, Sally Hitchener

Women and Religion - the journey to ordination

Wednesday 1 March 2017


Mary Evans

Thinking about gender and social inequality: old themes and new battles

Wednesday 8 March 2017


Punam Yadav and Afaf Jabiri

GI Interdisciplinary Conversations on State power, GeoWhy feminism? An open discussion about doing gender research''

Speakers - Rishita Nandagiri, Jenny Chanfreau and Billy Holzberg

politics and Gender Imaginaries

Wednesday 15 March 2017


Professor Nicholas Stern  

Eva Colorni memorial lecture: A Village, a Country and the Discipline: economic development in Palanpur over seven decades.

Wednesday 7 June 2017