On Cruelty and Care: Motherhood and the politics of de/renationalisation

By 633470|March 12, 2018|CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

On Cruelty and Care: Motherhood and the politics of de/renationalisation Thursday, 22 March 2018 5-7pm Wolfson Lecture Theatre, SOAS The Centre for Gender Studies, together with the South Asia Institute and Mulosige invite you to a lecture with Prof. Kumkum Sangari: Professor Kumkum Sangari will speak on the uneven temporal relation between distant dystopias and contemporary polities through the dislocations, displacements and de/renationalisations of the figure of the mother, a

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Reflections on ‘Moments of Becoming: Genealogies of Black Diaspora Feminism’ 

By 633470|February 19, 2018|Blog Posts|0 comments

On 8th February 2018, The Center for Gender Studies hosted a talk with Dr. Nydia Swaby. Titled Moments of Becoming: Genealogies of Black Diaspora Feminism, Dr. Swaby discussed her research into black diaspora feminism with an emphasis on black British feminist. For Dr. Swaby, Black diaspora feminism is a necessary site for collective consciousness, resistance, and solidarity. Foregrounding the post-colonial migrant  experience, Swaby expresses the significance of the diaspora journey

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LGBTQIA+ Month

By 633470|February 19, 2018|Events|0 comments

Please check out this very informative and exciting event happening Saturday the 24th of Feb. at 1pm in WLT. A film screening of ‘A Place of Rage’ followed by a discussion on ‘decolonizing sexuality’ with Dr. Awino Okech. Please check poster for more info.

SOAS African Development Forum 2018 (Crowfunding Page)

By 633470|February 14, 2018|Events|0 comments

Please visit the page below to help fundraise for SOAS African Development Forum 2018: https://spsr.me/ACLf APPROACHING A DYNAMIC CONTINENT The SOAS African Development Forum (ADF) is a student-driven platform for championing African development, bringing together leading thinkers in the field to stimulate informed discussion, challenge orthodox narratives, and bridge gaps in understanding between various development stakeholders. In line with this year’s theme, Transitions: Migrating, Integrating, Innovating , the 7th Forum will explore

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SOAS African Development Forum – Transitions: Migrating, Integrating, Innovating

By 633470|February 14, 2018|Events|0 comments

   Please check out the SOAS African Development Forum, at which Dr. Awino Okech will be speaking. This will take place in the Brunei Gallery from March 2nd-3rd. Friday 2nd March: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London 2 March at 18:00 to 3 March at 21:00 Saturday 3rd March: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London Organised under the theme of ‘Transitions’, our 7th annual Forum will generate

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Visions of a Future Kurdistan(s): Gender, Politics, and Society

By 633470|December 27, 2017|Conferences|0 comments

Join us for a 1-day conference: The Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, in collaboration with the Kurdistan Peace and Justice Foundation, invites you to a seminar addressing the topics of nation building, transitional politics, gender mainstreaming and governance, conflict and reconciliation. Date: Saturday, 13 January 2018 Time: 9.30-18.00 Film screening: 16.30 Location: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London Entrance: Free, please register via the Eventbrite link below The

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Seminar: XENOFEMINISM: A POLITICS FOR ALIENATION

By 633470|December 27, 2017|CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

Speakers: Diann Bauer & Helen Hester (Laboria Cuboniks) Date: Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5-7pm Wolfson Lecture Theatre, SOAS Chair: Emily Jones, University of Essex Xenofeminism (XF) is a gender abolitionist, anti-naturalist, technomaterialist form of posthumanism, initiated by the working group Laboria Cuboniks. It is a project aiming to infect a wide range of fields, operating on the assumption that any meaningful change will happen at a range of scales and

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CGS Seminar Series Review Blog (Term 1)

By 633470|December 27, 2017|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

Author: Marianne Mesfin Asfaw[i] The Centre for Gender Studies Seminar Series between September and December 2017, has been an incredibly engaging and thought provoking. With discussions ranging from building feminist epistemic communities to those on right wing women’s performances of violence, the series tackled a variety of themes and did so with an impressive set of speakers. As such, a review of such a varied set of talks requires some in-depth

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Blog 2: Libya: On Constitution Making and Sustaining Rights (30.11.2017)

By 633470|December 14, 2017|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

Libya: On Constitution Making and Sustaining Rights By Princess Malebye and Marianne Asfaw[1] Libya has been thrust back into our consciousness due to the recent exposure of the buying and selling of black African migrant men in the country. A video surfaced on this issue through a documentary on CNN which gained traction in the media and sparked significant conversation on social media. A talk organised by the Centre for

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Seeing Ourselves in Our Universities (23.11.2017)

By 633470|December 14, 2017|Seminar Transcripts|0 comments

Seeing Ourselves in Our Universities CENTRE FOR GENDER STUDIES SEMINAR SERIES 23rd November 2017 A conversation between Lola Olufemi, Halimo Hussein and Awino Okech[1] Halimo Hussein is Co-President of Equality and Liberation at the SOAS Student Union and an active member of Decolonising Our Minds Society, a student-run organisation that challenges colonial legacies within and outside of the university. Lola Olufemi is the Women’s officer at the University of Cambridge

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