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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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Academic Staff


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 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.

Alessandro Castellini

Dr Alessandro Castellini

Dr Castellini is LSE Fellow in Transnational Gender Studies. He is primarily concerned with cultural representations of maternal violence and maternal filicide in a variety of historical and cultural locations (particularly, postwar Japan and contemporary Italy). A major strand of his research activity develops at the intersection of cultural studies, feminist theory and politics of translation. He is currently working on a book manuscript whose provisional title is Translating Maternal Violence: Discursive Constructions of Maternal Filicide in 1970s Japan.

Experience words: maternal violence, filicide, cultural studies, feminist theory, transnational feminism, Japanese studies, language, translation.

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.

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


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.

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 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

Dr Sumi Madhok is on Leverhulme research leave in 2015-2016.


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


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.


Eleni Sifaki

Eleni Sifaki is LSE Fellow in Gender, Development and Globalisation. Her research focuses on gender and labour relations in global production networks with particular focus on the relationship between paid and unpaid work in agri-food chains; gender and labour agency in global production and the effects of crisis and austerity on labour.

Experience keywords: gender and global production networks (GPNs); feminist political economy; labour agency; agriculture; crisis and austerity; Greece.

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


Alyosxa Tudor

Dr Tudor is LSE Fellow in Transnational Gender Studies. Their work connects trans and queer feminist approaches with transnational feminism and postcolonial studies. Alyosxa’s main research interest lies in analysing (knowledge productions on) migrations, diasporas and borders in relation to critiques of Eurocentrism and to processes of gendering and racialisation.
Experience keywords: transnational feminist epistemology; trans_feminism; queer feminism; racism, migrations and diasporas; postcolonial studies; transnational feminism; cultural studies.

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


Kalpana Wilson

Dr Wilson is Visiting Teaching Fellow at the Gender Institute. 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.