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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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Dr Kate Steward

Manager (Taught Programmes, Events)


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Gender relations are global. They are key to understanding how the world works today. War, globalisation, sexuality, migration, representation, employment, media, history - all of these are gendered. If you are interested in global power relations, a gender analysis is essential.


It is with great sadness that we report the news of the death of Roona Simpson. Roona studied at the Gender Institute and was awarded her PhD in 2005. She will be remembered fondly by all at the GI.

Roona Simpson, much loved and loving aunt, sister, sister-in-law, cousin, niece and friend. Died peacefully at home on 7 February 2017 aged 53. Private cremation, no flowers please. Donations, if desired, to The Council for At-Risk Academics. Please send a cheque made out to ‘Cara’ to  Stephen Wordsworth, Cara, LSBU Technopark, 90 London Road, London SE1 6LN, or donate on-line via http://www.cara.ngo/how-to-help/donations. Memorial service at Glasgow University Chapel 17 March at 5 pm.


Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

A new report reviewing developments affecting gender inequality since the launch of the Gender, Inequality and Power Commission report in 2015. Listen to the public lecture here.


LSE announces scholarships for new MSc in Women, Peace and Security

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced five full scholarships for students to study its new MSc in Women, Peace and Security.

Women, Peace and Security is a postgraduate programme in the Gender Institute, the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. 


Podcast Now Available

Thinking Sexualities, Globalities and the Politics of Rights from an Interdisciplinary Perspective with  Professor Sonia Corrêa 

In celebration of her Leverhulme Professorship at the Gender Institute, Sonia Corrêa explores some of the paradoxes at the centre of sexual rights theory and politics.




Podcast Now Available:

Abortion Frontlines: the Latin American Context
Professor Sonia Corrêa and Professor Emily Jackson  

In this informal lunchtime seminar, Professor Sonia Corrêa presented a short paper on recent developments in abortion law and policy in Latin America and Professor Emily Jackson (LSE Law) discussed the public health implications of DIY abortion.


 Kimberlé Crenshaw named winner of the 2016-17 Gittler Prize

Kimberlé Crenshaw, our Centennial Professor, has been selected by Brandeis University as the 2016-17 winner of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize. Click here to read more!


The GI's 2016/17 Lent Term Events Programme is now online

For more upcoming events and to view past events and listen to podcasts, please visit the Events page.


Fabiana Barticioti, Canon Mandy Ford, Sally Hitchener

Women and Religion - the journey to ordination

Wednesday 1st March, 6.30-8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre


GI End of Term Party

Wednesday 22nd March

GI Open Space - for GI staff and students only


Recent GI Events


Kimberlé Crenshaw and Devon Carbado


Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name
Wednesday 21st September 2016



Sumi Madhok

Taking Decolonizing Human Rights Seriously 
Wednesday 28th September 2016



Sonia Corrêa and Emily Jackson 

Abortion Frontlines: the Latin American context
Thursday 13th October 2016

Sonia Correa and Andrea Cornwall

Development and Sexual Justice
Wednesday 19th October 2016

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

Social Transformation in Post Conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective

Tuesday 8th November 2016


Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices
Wednesday 23rd November 2016


Lent Term


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

Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

Wednesday 11th January 2017 


Isabell Lorey

Precarisation, Autonomy and Care

Wednesday 18th January 2017

Burcu Erciyes

Burcu Ercyes

The Problem of Speaking for Others

Wednesday 8th February 2017


Louisa Acciari, Priya Raghavan and Amanda Shaw

Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies

Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 6-7.30pm, Graham Wallas Room



Ideology trumps gender: Left-wing women and British party politics
by Rosanna Hutchings   Although  British political parties have increased the number of female MPs in Parliament, a neoliberal framework privileges a liberal feminist approach to politics that leaves women with a very specific kind of female representative that fails to represent the interests of the majority of female voters. The women that are visible within the centre-left Labour Party are […]

When attendance is resistance – Why, as a Muslim woman, I am not going to boycott #ISA2017
In this post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert  explains why, as a Muslim woman, she is not going to boycott the ISA conference in the US.     In the wake of the recent executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, a possible ban of the upcoming ISA conference has been discussed in academic circles. As a German […]

Labors of Love: Nurturing Resistance
by Lara N. Dotson-Renta     “Yes, fusion is possible but only if things get hot enough – all else is temporary adhesion, patching up.” The Welder, Cherrie Moraga Recent weeks have felt white hot with mourning, filled with impotence at the path laid out—a path so many of us feel embraces our tendency towards darkness, rather than nudging us towards light. […]