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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.


Gender Institute Awarded LSE Vision Fund Grant for Teaching Innovation

LSE’s new Pro-Director Education Vision Fund, established to support the delivery of the School’s Education Strategy with funds of £100,000 annually for projects designed to make a significant impact on students’ educational experiences, has just made its first awards. The Gender Institute is delighted to announce that the Vision Fund is supporting our innovative teaching practices. 

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Introducing our Advisory Committee

We are delighted to announce the members of the Gender Institute’s new Advisory Committee who will support and advise the GI in a range of activities. Each month, we will be profiling a member of the Advisory Committee and this month we are featuring Alpa Shah

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The Persistence of Gender Inequality - New Book by Mary Evans 

In this engaging new book, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality.

Click here to read more!


Video Now Available

LSE Literary Festival 2017 | Where are the Women in Today's Islamic World?

Click above to watch Elif Shafak explicate the situation of women in today's Islamic World. Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey.


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.


Louisa Acciari and Julia Hartviksen

PhD Third Year Presentations

Date: Wednesday 26th April
Time: 5:30pm onwards
Place: GI Open Space

Open to all GI staff and students. Followed by a Reception


Aura Lehtonen, Ilana Eloit and Jacqui Gibbs

PhD Third Year Presentations, including:

  • The Political Subjectivities of Austerity Politics: The Making of the ‘Benefit Recipient/Scrounger’ presented by Aura Lehtonen

  • Lesbian Trouble: Feminism, Heterosexuality and the French Nation (1970-1980) presented by Ilana Eloit

Date: Wednesday 10th May
Time: 5:30pm onwards
Place: GI Open Space

Open to all GI staff and students. Followed by a Reception


Eva Colorni memorial lecture: A Village, a Country and the Discipline: economic development in Palanpur over seven decades.

7th June, 6.30-8pm, Old Theatre

Co-hosted by the LSE III and Gender Institute

Speaker: Professor Nicholas Stern (IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE and President of the British Academy)

Discussant: Professor Amartya Sen (Thomas W Lamont Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University)

Chair: Professor Naila Kabeer (Professor of Gender and Development at the LSE Gender Institute and at the Department of International Development)

Nicholas Stern reflects on insights offered from seven decades of research in Palanpur, an Indian village, for understanding the subject of economic development and prospects for India.

The event will be ticketed - details to follow


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



Where is the $2 billion for Indian mothers?
by Swati Narayan Babloo is too short for his age. In India, and especially in the poor eastern state of Bihar, that is unfortunately not unusual. Two of every five pre-school children are stunted. But Babloo’s malnutrition is so severe that he can barely move and lies on his back all day. With three other children in tow, his mother, herself […]

Call to the International Women’s Strike – March 8, 2017
On this 8th of March, we repost here the call to international women’s strike issued by the coalition Ni Una Menos.      This 8 th of March the earth trembles. The women of the world unite and organize a measure of force and a common call: International Women’s Strike. We stand. We strike, we organize and we find ourselves in one another. […]

Practicing Decoloniality 3/3: Decolonizing Dilemmas with a “z”
On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, PhD students at the Gender Institute organised a roundtable discussion and interactive workshop titled Practicing Decoloniality in Gender Studies. This short series of posts presents the transcripts of the three speakers’ discussion papers, concluding today with Amanda Shaw’s reflections on decolonizing dilemmas. My research concerns gendered labour within food systems in Hawaiʻi. How did a […]