Opportunities for research in the pioneering field of gender studies are unparalleled. Students participate in our seminars and workshops, as well as following a research training programme within the Institute. Our key research areas are:
Bodies and sexualities: Research in this field includes analysis of the body as property, and body as commodity, and what, if anything, makes the body special. It also addresses the relationship between gender and sexuality, with an emphasis on local and transnational spaces and flows.
Gender and social policy: Using a gendered perspective, research in this theme documents social, economic and political change, and critically analyses individual, family, and policy responses, using both cross-national comparative methodologies and in-depth case studies.
Globalisation, development and inequalities: Research in this theme includes social and economic transformation in the global North and South, focusing on gendered relations, on rights, citizenship and social justice and resilience and change with respect to work, security, migration, poverty and the social reproduction of daily life.
Representation, narrative and culture: This theme brings together colleagues who work on gendered representations in film, literature and theory. This work addresses ageing and subjectivity, affect, classed dimensions of narrative, and the history of feminist theory.
Discover more here about the PhD programme in Gender
Please note: the deadline for major funding was January 11, 2016 (to have applications in) with a secondary date of April 27. The first date is also for ESRC applications.
In related news, the GI is eligible for the Leverhulme scholarships, which has a separate deadline in February.
You do not have to apply separately for funding.