One of the greatest joys of being a member of faculty at CGS is teaching amazing MA students who come through our programmes every academic year. This year we would like to include you in our joy by sharing with you the innovative work of students we had the pleasure of teaching and supervising. We have acknowledged four students through three programme prizes and one dissertation innovation prize. While these stand out
By Ippy Gupta Feminism and self-care – two of today’s hottest topics, buzz words, perhaps even millennial obsessions. But what do they really mean and what on earth do they have to do with each other? In an age where the demand of everyday life is asking so very much of us that burn out is inevitable at some stage, what can we do about it? The Centre for Gender Studies
By Erin Quinn This summer, I had the privilege of returning to work at Bourj el Chemali, a Palestinian refugee camp founded in 1955 by UNRWA (United Nation Relief and Works Agency) following ’Nakba’ or ‘catastrophe’ seven years before. I worked alongside an organization called LEAP (Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians) whose partner organization Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS) was founded in 1976 after the Tal Al Zaatar
Benny Hunter is a postgraduate student studying Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice. He is also a writer and campaigner for migrant and refugee rights. Twitter: @BennnyH Guardian writers profile: https://www.theguardian.com/profile/benny-hunter “It’s Ok to Be Different”? Prevent, British Values and the Birmingham LGBT Lessons Row Since January of this year, Parkfield Community School in Birmingham has found itself at the centre of a ‘row’ over the education of primary-school children on LGBT issues.
by Lola Olufemi Lola Olufemi is a black feminist from London. She’s currently finishing her masters in Gender Studies at SOAS. She is the author of a forthcoming book about feminism set to be published in 2020 as part of Pluto Press’ ‘Outspoken’ Series. Feminist Responses to State Violence was a day of panels and workshops that took place took place on April 13th 2019 at the School of African and
CGS student Emily Yue reflects on the events of Abu-Ghraib 15 years on. Photo: © 2018 John Holmes for Human Rights Watch. In 2004, 60 Minutes II at CBS News broadcast the images of American soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Today, 28 April 2019, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the “shock and horror” that ensued. The Abu-Ghraib footage should have called for an astronomical
The Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS invites you to GenderX: Transnational and Decolonial Perspectives on and beyond the Gender Binary. GenderX is located in transdisciplinary gender studies and focuses on the question of how the very category of ‘gender’ is constructed in different contexts and over time. GenderX brings together transnational feminist approaches, queer and trans studies that question gender binaries and decolonial theory that investigate the role of racism
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled. We apologise for the short notice but we will also do our best to re-schedule it (to be confirmed). Thank you.
Dear all, Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled. We apologise for the short notice but we will also do our best to re-schedule it (to be confirmed). Thank you. Artwork by Ihsan Oturmak. Dear all, Our next talk, by Dr. Sertaç Sehlikoglu, expands and somewhat intervenes in the canon in studies of gender in the Middle East, by looking at the visible and invisible changes
We Are All Different by Onyeka Nwabunnia In the midst of seemingly challenging political and economic times, marked by a global resurgence of the Right, there is an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty and sadness. As racist heteropatriarchal neoliberal power continues to replicate itself globally, silencing, oppressing, and excluding, I wonder where hope lies. How might we might begin to challenge, create, and force transformation? The possibility of transformation lies in
A Queer Way Out: The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel Book Launch and Drink Reception 28 February KLT theatre, 5-7 pm JOIN US for an evening to discuss and celebrate SOAS Alumna Dr. Hila Amit’s book A Queer Way Out: The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel where she examines the lives of queer Israeli emigrants who, in their decision to depart, undermine Zionist ideology as well as change