Gender Department Research Events

All our public events this academic year will be on Zoom. Please see event details for the link. All timings shown are London, UK times. If you have any questions, please get in touch:


Upcoming Events


Qatar Stars (Film Screening & Workshop) 

Thursday 19 May, 2-5pm. Register here.
This event is open to LSE staff and students only

In this workshop, co-organised with LSE's Middle East Centre, supported by the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and chaired by Nazanin Shahrokni, Director Danielle Beverly and Producer Jawaher AlMoawda will screen a work-in-progress “rough cut” of Qatar Stars to gather insight from LSE academics and students at a crucial stage in the editing of the feature documentary. Discussion and informal audience feedback will inform the completed film, which will be released in 2023. 



Troubling Anti-Gender Attacks: Transnational Activist and Academic Perspectives

Wednesday 25 May, 3-5pm. Register here

A roundtable discussion exploring the transnational dimension of 'anti-gender ideology'. Speakers include: Alia Amirali, Mauro Cabral Grinspan, Jules Gill-Peterson, Stella Nyanzi and Haley McEwen. Hosted by LSE Gender and the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies. In cooperation with and partially funded by Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice, an Open Society University Network project.


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Independent Miss Craigie (Film Screening)

Thursday 26 May, 6-8pm. Sign up on Eventbrite.

Join us for a film screening of Independent Miss Craigie followed by Q&A with director Lizzie Thynne, chaired by Dr Sadie Wearing.
This event is co-hosted by LSE Library.



Locating Sex Work in Conversations on Care Symposium

27 May 2022, 9.30am onwards
Register for the symposium on EventBrite

Join us in rethinking care in relation to sex work. This symposium explores the boundaries between “care” and “control” in the dominant political thinking on sex work and probes interventions that centre a framework of care.

Keynote speakers: Niki Adams and Charlotte Lee, The English Collective of Prostitutes; Julia O'Connell Davidson, University of Bristol; Prabha Kotiswaran, Kings College London


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Death World(ing)s

The LSE Gender Annual Conference, 10th June 2022.

Building on the success of our 2021 Conference, A World In Revolution, we are delighted to announce the theme for our next conference: Death World(ing)s

You can find more details and the Call For Papers here, and the submission deadline is 15th April, 2022.

Information about registering for this conference will be available soon, and if you have any questions you can contact us on:

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Summer Term Events - Archive


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LSE Gender 3rd Year PhD Panel

Alanah Mortlock shares work taken from her doctoral research. Chair: Marsha Henry. Respondent: Jacob Breslow.

Watch the presentation and discussion on YouTube (link available soon).







Lent Term Events - Archive

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Friendship and the Farmers’ Movement: On Seva, Spirituality and Sikh Praxis 
Speaker: Bal Sokhi-Bulley. Chair: Hasret  Cetinkaya. Respondents: Sumi Madhok and Hasret Cetinkaya



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Painful Truths: resisting gendered violence against women - Watch the event recording here

Cathy McIlwaine discusses the nature of and resistance to gendered violence against women.

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Return of a Native: learning from the land

How can we not write about everything? Vron Ware talks with Ruth Wilson Gilmore about her new book, Return of a Native: learning from the land (Repeater Books, 2022). Chaired by Marsha Henry.



Michaelmas Term Events - Archive

  • Imagining Childhoods Otherwise - watch this event here
    An LSE Gender Studies conversation celebrating the publication of Jacob Breslow's Ambivalent Childhoods: Speculative Futures and the Psychic Life of the Child. Discussants: Jules Gill-PetersonErica Meiners, and Mary Zaborskis. Chair: Jacob Breslow
  • Unconditional Equals - Listen to the podcast or watch the video
    Co-hosted by the Department of Government and the Department of Gender Studies. In this event we launch Unconditional Equals by Anne Phillips, who, alongside a panel of experts across gender and political theory will explore genuine unconditional equality and the commitment we make to ourselves and others. Speakers: Anne Phillips, Sumi Madhok and Teresa Bejan. Chair: Nicola Lacey
  • Vernacular Rights Cultures: the politics of origins, human rights, and gendered struggles for justice - watch this event here
    In this panel, scholars discuss Sumi Madhok's new book Vernacular Rights Cultures. Discussants: Kimberly Hutchings, Kalpana Wilson, John Chalcraft and Leticia Sabsay. Chair: Anne Phillips
  • Gender Department - Doctoral Research Panel - watch the event here
    In this panel, PhDs will present their doctoral research and reflect on the methodological and epistemic implications of undertaking feminist research. Speakers: Zuzana Dancikova and Niharika Pandit. Chair: Clare Hemmings
  • Queering Europe: nationalism and sexuality - Listen to the podcast or watch the video.
    Co-hosted by the LSE European Institute and Department of Gender Studies, and part of the LSE European Institute Series: 'Beyond Eurocentrism’. This event will explore the seemingly paradoxical relationship between sexuality and Europeanness. Speakers: Fatima El-Tayeb, Abeera Khan, Richard Mole, and Alyosxa Tudor. Chair: Jacob Breslow
  • At Risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis - Watch the event here
    In this talk, Gowri Vijayakumar will present her recent book, At Risk: Indian sexual politics and the global AIDS crisis. Speaker: Gowri Vijayakumar. Chair: Sharmila Parmanand