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Academic Staff

Diane Perrons

Diane Perrons|

Diane Perrons is Director of the Gender Institute and Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies. Her research focuses on the gender dimensions of economic inequality and the social and spatial implications of economic change paying particular attention economic crises, austerity and socially sustainable recovery. She is currently co-directing the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power. 

Experience keywords: gender, globalisation and inequality; paid work, care and social reproduction; migration; regional development and social sustainability.

Mary Evans

Mary Evans|

Mary Evans is LSE Centennial Professor at the Gender Institute.  Her work is interdisciplinary and crosses boundaries between the social sciences and humanities. Her research interests include narrative fiction, focusing on themes of gender and class and the impact of gender on the academy.

Experience keywords: feminism; higher education in the UK; class and inequality; gender.


Clare Hemmings|

Clare Hemmings is Professor of Feminist Theory and her main research contributions are in the field of transnational gender and sexuality studies. Her most recent book is Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory, and she is a member of the Feminist Review Collective.

Experience keywords: interdisciplinarity; feminist epistemology and methodology; transnational sexuality studies; feminist theory; anarchism; Emma Goldman.


Marsha Henry|

Dr Henry is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Gender Institute MPhil/PhD programme. Her research interests focus on three main research areas: gender and development; gender and militarisation; and qualitative methodologies.

Experience keywords: gender; sex-selective abortion; development; militarisation; peacekeeping; representation; security; Cyprus; Liberia; Haiti; Kosovo; India and South Asian Diaspora.

Naila Kabeer

Naila Kabeer|

Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute. Her research interests include gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship and much of her research is focused on South and South East Asia. 

(Email: N.Kabeer@lse.ac.uk|)


Nicola Lacey|

Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, attached to the Departments of Law and Social Policy and to the Gender Institute. Her research is in criminal law and criminal justice, with a particular focus on comparative and historical scholarship.  Nicola also has research interests in legal and social theory, in feminist analysis of law, in law and literature, and in biography.

Sumi Madhok

Sumi Madhok|

Dr Madhok is Associate Professor of Transnational Gender Studies. Her research interests lie at the intersection of feminist political theory and philosophy, gender theories, transnational activism, rights/human rights, citizenship, activism, postcoloniality, developmentalism and feminist ethnographies.

Experience keywords: transnational gender analysis; feminist social and political theory, particularly of autonomy; agency and human rights; vernacular rights cultures; postcoloniality; citizenship; South Asian politics; developmentalism


Ania Plomien|

Dr Plomien is Lecturer in Gender and Social Science.  Her research interests focus on a critical analysis of labour market and social policies interacting with the prevailing gender order of women's and men's patterns of labour market participation.

Experience keywords: EU accession; labour market policy; employment; post-socialism; EU labour market and social policies; Europeanisation; work and care; labour market; Central Eastern Europe; gender; Poland; inequality

Leticia Sabsay

Leticia Sabsay|

Dr Sabsay is LSE Fellow in Gender and Cultural Studies. Her work lies at the intersection of feminist theory, critical social and political theory, psychosocial and sexuality studies. Her research engages contemporary political imaginaries of gendered and sexual subjectivities, law, and culture.

Experience keywords: feminist and queer theory; subject formations, performativity, bodies and sexuality; citizenship and postcoloniality; psychoanalytic theory; theories of discourse; visual cultures and media.

Wendy Sigle-Rushton

Wendy Sigle| 

Wendy Sigle is Professor of Gender and Family Studies at the Gender Institute. She has worked on a variety of issues related to families and family policy in historical and contemporary societies. She is also interested in issues surroundings men’s unpaid work and care. Ongoing work considers the interaction of family structure and ethnic status in the production of child health outcomes in the US and the UK. A recent contribution asks whether demographers have become too reliant on simplistic economic models and methods, and argues for a more conscious consideration of a wider range of critical theoretical perspectives.

Experience keywords: childcare; poverty; family; gender

Sadie Wearing

Sadie Wearing|

Dr Wearing is Lecturer in Gender Theory, Culture and Media. Her research interests are in the critical analysis of literary, visual and media culture, with specific interest in representations of aging, temporality and memory in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Experience keywords: gender and feminist theory; representation; feminist film theory; aging and subjectivity in literature, culture and media


Kalpana Wilson|

Dr Wilson is Senior LSE Fellow in Gender Theory, Globalisation and Development. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include the relationships between neo-liberalism, gender and concepts of agency, the experiences of women in rural labour movements, and ways in which notions of 'race' are inscribed within discourses of development.

Experience keywords: racism and development; gender and neoliberalism; representations in development; agency; Indian politics; transnational feminist solidarity.