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Hazel Johnstone MBE

Departmental Manager



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.


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


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.

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Claire EustanceClare HemmingsAmal Treacher KabeshRahul Rao and Sadie Wearing

Archival Troubles

Wednesday 25th January 2017, 6-8pm, Graham Wallas Room


Alyosxa Tudor

Critical differentiations of racism and migration

Wednesday 1st February 2017, 6-7.30pm, NAB.1.15

(Please note the room change)

Burcu Erciyes

Burcu Ercyes

The Problem of Speaking for Others

Wednesday 8th February 2017, 6-7.30pm, Graham Wallas Room 


Louisa Acciari, Priya Raghavan and Amanda Shaw

Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies

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


Fabiana Barticioti, Canon Mandy Ford, Sally Hitchener

Women and Religion - the journey to ordination

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


Punam Yadav and Afaf Jabiri

GI Fellows in conversation - more details to follow

Wednesday 15th March, 6-7.30pm, Graham Wallas Room


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, 6-7.30pm, Graham Wallas Room



The ‘Real Housewives of ISIS’ sketch: When funny is harmful
by Jennifer Philippa Eggert  Image: BBC Two/ BBC iPlayer: ‘Revolting’ Episode 1 If you follow the news, you have probably heard about the controversial new BBC sketch ‘Real Housewives of ISIS’. I do like some good comedy and have no issue laughing at Muslims or issues that arise in Muslim societies. There are great sketches on that. As a student I used to […]

Commercial Surrogacy in India
by Anjora Sarangi In a time when developments in science and technology are far outpacing human evolution, ethical dilemmas crop up with the commercialization of each new phenomenon. Surrogacy in India has recently emerged as a battleground for fierce debate on gendered ethics, morality, exploitation, rights, regulation and capitalism. Surrogacy is a method of assisted reproduction in which a woman carries and […]

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 […]