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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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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.


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!


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.


Gender Institute Christmas Party!

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


Confronting Gender Inequality in Uncertain Times

A review of developments affecting gender inequality since the launch of the Gender, Inequality and Power Commission report in 2015

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017 Time: 6.30-8pm, followed by a Reception Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building* Speakers:

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

Chair: Professor Tony Travers

This event is free and open to all - no tickets required.

*please see here for maps and directions to LSE.


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




Engendering India’s Burgeoning Cities
by Vidisha Mishra  Image credits to: India.com While cities have always been designed for men, urban development is treated as a gender-neutral domain. In October, representatives from 195 countries participated in the Habitat III Conference and adopted the New Urban Agenda (NUA) on sustainable cities and human settlements. The conference was particularly significant this year as it finally addressed the much-ignored […]

Why do women join IS? A critique of gendered assumptions about women’s motivations
by Jennifer Philippa Eggert Women who join the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) in Syria have garnered considerable public interest in Europe since the summer of 2014, when first reports about women leaving Europe for IS-controlled territory emerged. In this blog post, Jennifer Philippa Eggert contrasts commonly held assumptions about women’s motivations to join IS with what recent research tells us about […]

Justice for the LSE Cleaners!
by the Engenderings editorial team    Sign the open letter here   Did you ever stop to think what the LSE would look like, if the toilets and common spaces were not cleaned, and the bins never emptied? Would you be able to attend a lecture, or work in your office if someone had not performed this essential work for you? […]