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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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Academic Staff


Clare Hemmings   

Clare Hemmings is Director of the Gender Institute and Professor of Feminist Theory, and has been working full-time at LSE's Gender Institute since 1999. Her main research contributions are in the field of transnational gender and sexuality studies, and she welcomes inquiries from prospective MPhil/PhD students and postdoctoral scholars to work with her at the Gender Institute in her primary areas of expertise.

Experience keywords: feminist theory; histories of feminist theory; feminist epistemology and methodology; transnational sexuality studies.

Professor Hemmings' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email:  C.Hemmings@lse.ac.uk


Jacob Breslow

Jacob Breslow is a Teaching Fellow in Transnational Sexuality and Gender Studies. His research analyzes the shared terrain of feminist, trans, queer, anti-racist, and psychoanalytic theories and world building projects. His focus is on political and psychic investments in ambivalent objects, and he analyzes social justice movements in the contemporary U.S., sexuality and gender in transnational contexts, as well as the unequal distribution of the idea of childhood.

Experience keywords: feminist and queer theory; transfeminism; critical race studies; sexuality and power; representation; affect; cultural production; childhood; psychoanalytic theory.

Email: J.Breslow@lse.ac.uk

Mary Evans

Mary Evans 

Mary Evans is LSE Centennial Professor at the Gender Institute. Her current research interests include gendered narratives of change and progress and the making and the impact of 'the feminine' in neo-liberalism.

Experience keywords: Texts and histories of feminism; inequalities of class and gender; detective fiction and modernity.

Mary Evans' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email: M.S.Evans@lse.ac.uk


Marsha Henry 

Marsha Henry is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Her research interests focus on three main research areas: gender and development; gender, security 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.

Marsha Henry's LSE Experts entry is available here

Email: M.G.Henry@lse.ac.uk

Naila Kabeer

Naila Kabeer 

Naila Kabeer is Professor of Gender and Development at the Gender Institute and at the Department of International Development.  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


Sumi Madhok

Sumi 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.

Sumi Madhoks' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email:  S.Madhok@lse.ac.uk


Anouk Patel-Campillo

Anouk Patel-Campillo is Assistant Professor of Gender, Development and Globalisation. Her research interests fall within two broadly defined areas: 1) the investigation of agro-food system restructuring and its influence on gender and labour relations, regional food security, and national development; and 2) the analysis of the geopolitics of trade, the collective action, and the social organization of markets, with a particular focus on gender relations.

Experience keywords: gender, political economy of development, export-oriented development, commodity chains, transnational networks, agro-food systems, food security, food sovereignty, regulation and institutional change, social organisation of markets, qualitative methodologies.

Email: A.Patel-Campillo@lse.ac.uk


Diane Perrons 

Diane Perrons is 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 to economic crises, austerity and socially equitable recovery. She is currently co-directing the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power and on the management Committee of the Women’s Budget Group.

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

Diane Perrons' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email: D.Perrons@lse.ac.uk


Ania Plomien   

Ania Plomien is Assistant Professor 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.

Ania Plomiens' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email: A.Plomien@lse.ac.uk


Leticia Sabsay 

Leticia Sabsay is Assistant Professor in Gender and Contemporary Culture. 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.

Email: L.Sabsay@lse.ac.uk

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

Wendy Sigles' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email: W.Sigle@lse.ac.uk

Sadie Wearing

Sadie Wearing   

Dr Sadie 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. She is co-editor of The Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory (Sage, 2014), the co-author of Gender in the Media  with Niall Richardson (Palgrave, 2014) and she is a member of the Feminist Review Editorial Collective.

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

Sadie Wearings' LSE Experts entry is available here

Email:  S.Wearing@lse.ac.uk

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Punam Yadav

Punam Yadav is Teaching Fellow at the Gender Institute and Research Fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She is the author of the book ‘Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal: A gender perspective’. She is interested in examining women’s lived experiences in conflict and post-conflict contexts. 

Experience keywords: women, peace and security, gendered impacts of conflict on women, gender and militarisation, gender and new wars, conflict related sexual violence, gender and post-conflict transformation, social transformation, transitional justice, conflict-induced internal displacement, gender and development, conflict-sensitive programme management, gender analysis, gender planning and gender mainstreaming, women's reproductive health and rights, sex-selective abortion, and abortion rights, South Asia and Nepal. 

Email: P.Yadav4@lse.ac.uk