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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.


Academics abroad: Dr Sumi Madhok will give one of the keynote lectures The Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) conference in Lund on “Modern Matters: Negotiating the Future of Everyday Life in South Asia” on Wednesday 21 Septemberentitled “Is a Non-Hegemonic Human Rights Talk Possible?”



New Vacancy in the GI

Assistant Professor in Gender and Security. Closing date 31st October. For more information, click here


GI Staff Updates

Details on changes in GI staff for the new academic year can be found here


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!


What does the EU Referendum mean for women?

On 8 March Policy Network hosted an event focused on women and the upcoming EU referendum. Panelists Ania Plomien from the GI along with Emma Reynolds MP, Cordelia Hay, Sam Smethers, Catherine Mayer, and chair Ayesha Hazarika considered what EU membership means for women in Britain and looked at the ways in which progressive politics can engage with  women in the run up to 23 June referendum. Organised by GI alumna Emma Kinloch.  Audio recording is available from https://soundcloud.com/policy-network/what-does-the-eu-referendum-mean-for-women


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.


Seminar led by Gender Institute PhD students

Studying Gender at the GI

Date: Wednesday 5th October
Time:  6 - 7:30pm
Room: CLM.4.02

This session is for GI MSc and PhD students. It is followed by a drinks reception in the Gender Institute.

Further details can be found here.



Alyosxa Tudor

Epistemologies of the Posts-. The Queer Trajectories and Temporalities of Postcolonial and Postmigrant Feminisms

Date:  Wednesday 12th October
Time: 6 - 7:30pm 
Room: Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
Chair: Jacob Breslow

Further details can be found here.


Sonia Correa and Andrea Cornwall

Development and Sexual Justice

Date: Wednesday 19th October
Time: 6-7.30pm
Room: Graham Wallas Room, Old Building
Chair: Naila Kabeer

Further details can be found here.

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



Book review: Handbook on Gender and War
Towards a gender-sensitive analysis of war and its aftermath by Jennifer Philippa Eggert What role does gender play in war and post-war societies? Does war impact men and women in the same way? How are gender roles and images reproduced and represented during times of war and violent conflict? Despite thirty years of scholarship on gender and war, and an […]

The EU and Gender Equality: better off in, or out?
  by Ania Plomien It is results day for the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union and I am on my way to Bucharest to give a talk on inequalities in contemporary Europe. Waiting to board the flight I catch fragments of speeches sprinkled with words like ‘inclusive’, ‘tolerant’, ‘generous’, ‘progressive’ and ‘European’. Condescending, as they are spoken […]

My curly hair / Meu cabelo crespo
by Adelimar da Conceição Click here for Portuguese version Everything started when my grandma called me to brush my hair, which was really voluminous and curly. I still remember how reluctant I was to brushing it when I was 5 years old. Blows on the head, pinches and punishment… Crying was not permitted, nor was any movement to avoid the […]