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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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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.

We are delighted to hear that Naila Kabeer has been named 'most influential gender scholar' in Programme of Gender and Global Change's new working paper:  Gender Experts and Gender Expertise. Results of a Survey summarizing
results from their research with gender experts in international organizations

Christine Delphy is visiting the Gender Institute in February 2016

The Gender Institute is excited to announce that Christine Delphy will be taking part in two events at the Gender Institute in February in partnership with Feminist Review:

  • the UK premier of ‘Je ne suis pas féministe mais...’ 52 minutes on the life of Christine Delphy. Monday 8 February
  • Feminism in Transnational Times: A conversation with Christine Delphy. Wednesday 10 February

Both events are open to all and no ticket is required.


Kimberlé Crenshaw is visiting the Gender Institute this Summer Term

The Gender Institute is delighted to announce that Kimberlé Crenshaw will be visiting the department in the Summer Term. Kimberlé Crenshaw is Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, and a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law.

For more news about the Gender Institute and projects undertaken by the department, please visit the News page



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

Monday 8 February 2016 | 6.30-8pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre                  

Join us at the first screening in the UK of this world acclaimed film (Tissot & Tissot, 2015), followed by a Q&A with one of the directors and Delphy herself.


Feminism in Transnational Times: A conversation with Christine Delphy               

Wednesday 10 February | 6.30-8pm | Sheikh Zayed Theatre              

In discussion, Christine Delphy and Sylvie Tissot will address Delphy’s last book (Verso, 2015), focusing on her views on the contemporary challenges of feminism vis a vis the emergence of new racisms.


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

The Issue of Gender Equality in Confucian Culture
by Yutang Jin The issue of gender equality has long been raised in South Korea, and this problem turns out to be especially prominent in the current job market. Despite the number of female graduates employed bypassing male graduates, according to the survey recently published by the Ministry of Education in South Korea, women still linger behind men in the […]

Interrogating Trudeau’s Brand of Equality “Because it’s 2015”
by Julia Hartviksen Last week, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper tendered his resignation after nearly ten years of Conservative government under his leadership. On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s new Prime Minister, after one of the longest election periods in Canadian history. He took his oath alongside his newly appointed cabinet of 15 women and 15 […]

The Polish Parliamentary Elections 2015: A Gender Analysis
On 25 October, 50,92% of Polish citizens entitled to vote exercised their right to do so in the parliamentary elections. Yet, it is not the low turn out that made this year’s election unusual (turn out for the 2011 elections was 48,9%), but the sweeping victory for the right. The results gave the conservative right-wing party Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) […]