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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.




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.


Congratulations to our GI Excellence In Education Award Winners!

LSE’s Excellence in Education Awards are made to staff who have demonstrated outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership in their departments. In this series, we talk to some of this year's award winners to find out more about their excellent teaching and the different approaches they take to working with students.

  • Professor Diane Perrons, Gender Institute            
  • Professor Wendy Sigle, Gender Institute            
  • Dr Sadie Wearing, Gender Institute            
  • Dr Ania Plomien, Gender Institute 

Gender Institute wins LSESU Departmental Excellence Award

At the student-led teaching awards at LSE, the Gender Institute and our staff won a number of awards.

Thank you to all the students who nominated us!


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

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

Mary Evans


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

Women in Politics: change and continuity

Date: Wednesday 26th October
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Room: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Chair: Mary Evans 

Further details can be found here.


Stephanie Ware Barrientos

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

Date: Wednesday 9th November
Time: 6 - 7:30pm
Room: Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
Chair:  Anouk Patel-Campillo

Further details can be found here.



Film Screening

Screening: 'Je ne suis pas féministe mais...' 52 minutes on the life of Christine Delphy,

Discussants: Clare Hemmings and Leticia Sabsay
Date: Wednesday 16th November
Time: 6-7.30pm
Room: TBC 

This event is free and open to all
Further details can be found here.


Grace Lordan and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

Does Rosie Like Riveting? Male and Female Occupational Choices

Date: Wednesday 23rd November
Time: 6 - 7:30pm
Room: Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
Chair: Wendy Sigle


Further details are available here.


Sonia Correa

Thinking Sexualities, Globalities and the Politics of Rights from an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Gender Institute and Leverhulme Trust public lecture

Date: Wednesday 30 November 
Time: 6.30-8pm
Room: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Chair: Professor Clare Hemmings

For further details click here.


Gender Institute Christmas Party!

Date: Wednesday 7th December
Time: 5:30 Onwards
Room: GI Open Space, Columbia House


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





The victory of abortion rights protesters in Poland is likely to be short lived
by Magdalena Mikulak A proposal to increase restrictions on abortion in Poland generated several large protests across the country in early October, with the proposal ultimately being voted down in parliament. In this post, Magdalena argues that despite the apparent victory of the protesters, it remains likely that the government will nevertheless push for new restrictions on abortion. On 3 October, more […]

The ‘private’ life of US politics part two: affect, intimacy and public bathrooms
by Kate Gilchrist In part one of this two-part blog post, I looked at the rise in popularity of populist politics in the US, as represented by Donald Trump. In light of the presidential elections it seemed timely to try to understand why there has been such a shift in the political climate here (although it is by no means […]

The ‘private’ life of US politics part one: affect, intimacy and Trump
by Kate Gilchrist  Like many, I have watched closely the rise in political appeal of Donald Trump to become the US presidential candidate, with as much horror as fascination. There have been lots of explanations for what was considered a very unlikely scenario not so long ago (although Trump’s election as president was famously predicted in a now more chilling, […]