How to contact us

Gender Institute

Houghton Street 
London WC2A 2AE, UK

Tel: +44 (0)207 955 7602 
eFax: +44 (0)207 681 2866

Master's, Events, Research and General enquiries: 

Kate Steward
Manager (Master's, Events)

PhD and Other enquiries: 

Hazel Johnstone MBE
Departmental Manager



LSESU Award Wins for the GI

Gender Institute staff and PhDs won a number of awards in the 2017 LSESU Student-led Teaching Excellence Awards. We want to say a huge thank you to the students that nominated us!

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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!


The GI celebrate International Women’s Day and Support the Global Women’s Strike, March 8th 2017!

Click above to read the statement by Clare Hemmings, Director of the Gender Institute, and LSE Library's bold women project.


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
Academics abroad: Dr Sumi Madhok gave 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 September entitled “Is a Non-Hegemonic Human Rights Talk Possible?”

** New post in gender and security at the Gender Institute **

For more information, please see here.


GI Staff Updates

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


The EU and gender equality: better off in or out?

Dr Ania Plomien comments on the UK Referendum, exploring questions of inequality, gender and im/migration



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


Investing in the Care Economy - report launched

A gender analysis of employment stimulus in seven OECD countries, with contributions from Diane Perrons, Director of the GI, and Zofka Łapniewska, a former GI Visiting Fellow.


Gender, Inequality and Power Commission

The findings from the LSE's Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power will be launched at an event on Tuesday 13th October at LSE. The event is free and open to all - no tickets required. The Commission is examining issues within politics, law, the economy, and media and culture, and it is co-directed by Professors Diane Perrons and Nicola Lacey (pictured).

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British Council publication on working with women and girls

The British Council has published Naila Kabeer's study on 'Women and Girls: the British Council approach' and this is now available online. In this study Naila explores how women and girls can be empowered to promote gender equality through public life, sport and peacekeeping.


Women's claims-making project: Naila Kabeer's contribution now available online

Naila Kabeer's thematic study: 'Women Workers and the Politics of Claims-Making in a Globalizing Economy' is now available online. This study was prepared for the UNRISD project on 'When and Why do States Respond to Women's Claims? Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Asia'. 


'Cohesion is key to fostering gender inequality' by Professor Diane Perrons

Professor Diane Perrons (Director of the Gender Institute) has written an article for the European Progressive Observatory. The article, 'Cohesion is key to fostering gender inequality', discusses how women have been adversely affected by changes in the labour market wrought by neo-liberalism, while their social position means they have often been hardest hit by post-crisis austerity policies.

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Professor Diane Perrons has contribited to the European Commission's report on 'Visions for Gender Equality'

The European Commission has published a report on the 'Visions for Gender Equality', in which Professor Diane Perrons, Director of the Gender Institute and Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies, has written a chapter. Her chapter is 'Gender equality in times of inequality, crisis and austerity: towards gender-sensitive macroeconomic policies'. The report can be accessed online here.


The Gender Institute welcomes the opening of the new International Inequalities Institute

Diane Perrons (Director of the Gender Institute) and Naila Kabeer (Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute) joined Thomas Piketty (Pictured and Centennial Professor at LSE’s new International Inequalities Institute), Lisa McKenzie (Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at LSE) and Stephanie Seguino (Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA) on a panel discussion on ‘Gender and Everyday Life’. This panel was part of the conference on ‘Inequality in the 21st Century: a Day Long Engagement with Thomas Piketty’, which took place just before the opening of the new International Inequalities Institute. The new International Inequalities Institute website is now available to access online. 


The Gender Institute's Graduate Working Paper series available online

The papers published here as the first set in the ‘Gender Institute Graduate Working Papers’ series are a selection from those given at the one-day conference held on Friday 13th March 2015. MSc students on the course gave short papers on themed panels as part of their assessments, and spent the day encouraging one another and providing useful feedback for subsequent essays.


Gender, Inequality and Power Commission

The Gender Institute hosts the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power. The Commission is designed to draw on LSE research and external experts to provide theoretical and empirical knowledge to inform public and policy debates in the UK concerned with understanding and addressing the complex and multidimensional character of inequality and power imbalances between women and men. The Commission is examining issues within politics, law, the economy, and media and culture, and it is co-directed by Professors Diane Perrons and Nicola Lacey (pictured).

Professor Diane Perrons led a public lecture on 'Gender, Inequality and Power' to introduce the Commission. Please click here to access the podcast of this lecture.


Call for Papers - Gender and the Politics of Shame

Deadline for abstracts: September 1, 2015

Dr Clara Fischer, GI Newton International Fellow, has organised a conference to be held at LSE on 14 November 2015. Abstracts of up to 500 words are now invited on the conference theme, "Gender and the Politics of Shame", for submission by 1st September.

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Professor Naila Kabeer on 'Inequality: The Great Paradox of our Time'

Professor Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute, has contributed to the pamphlet produced by the Labour Campaign for International Development on 'Beyond Aid: Labour's Ambition for a Radical Development Agenda'. The pamphlet is available to download here and Naila's article is called 'Inequality: The Great Paradox of our Time'.

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Professor Dianne Perrons speaks at conference on 'The Challenge of Economic Inequality to Recovery and Wellbeing'

Professor Diane Perrons, Director of the Gender Institute, spoke at the Annual Conference on ‘The Challenge of Economic Inequality to Recovery and Wellbeing’, which was co-hosted by TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change) and FEPS (the Foundation for European Progressive Studies). Her talk was on ‘Finance, austerity and inequality: towards gender equitable alternatives’. To listen to her talk at the conference, please click here