“It’s Ok to Be Different”? Prevent, British Values and the Birmingham LGBT Lessons Row

By Centre for Gender Studies|May 30, 2019|MA Students, Our Work|0 comments

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.

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Feminist Responses to State Violence

By Centre for Gender Studies|May 29, 2019|CGS Seminar Series, Events, MA Students|0 comments

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

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On the “Continuum of Violence”: Remembering Abu-Ghraib Fifteen Years On

By Centre for Gender Studies|April 29, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

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

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GenderX: Transnational and Decolonial Perspectives on and beyond the Gender Binary

By Centre for Gender Studies|April 19, 2019|Forthcoming Events|0 comments

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

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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.

By Centre for Gender Studies|February 17, 2019|CGS Seminar Series, Forthcoming CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

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

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Student Onyeka Nwabunnia’s Review of Dr. Sara Salem’s Talk!

By Centre for Gender Studies|February 8, 2019|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

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

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COMING SOON! 2 BOOK LAUNCHES!!

By Centre for Gender Studies|February 8, 2019|Book Discussion, Book Launch, CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

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

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Reminder – Tomorrow’s Talk by Dr. Sara Salem (LSE) on Decolonisation and Radical Solidarity: Transnational Feminism and the Postcolonial Project

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 30, 2019|Uncategorized|1 comments

Transnational feminism and the postcolonial project @ Khalili Lecture Theatre on 31 January between 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm This talk explores the question of transnational feminist solidarity in the particular historical moment of decolonisation. I explore how radical and alternative notions of transnational feminism were developed and explored during this historical moment, that transcended categories of class, race, nation, and gender. I show how feminists negotiated tensions between nationalism

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KURDISH MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA: REFRAMING THE NOTION OF LIFE

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 30, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

KURDISH MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA: REFRAMING THE NOTION OF LIFE   Is there a link between afro-indigenous/feminists’ movements in Latin America and the Kurdish movements in Rojava? The reception of the Kurdish movements in Latin America started after 2014, with the formation of the “International Solidarity committees” in seven countries. However, its political strategy goes beyond raising awareness about the Kurdish situation in the Middle East. Despite their differences, the debates

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Our Upcoming Seminars! Check regularly for Updates!

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 25, 2019|Forthcoming Book Launch, Forthcoming CGS Seminar Series, Uncategorized|0 comments

31/01/19 Decolonisation and radical solidarity: Transnational feminism and the postcolonial project Speaker: Sara Salem Chair: Sabiha Allouche 21/02/19 From Invisible Religiosity to Bearded Men in Suits in Turkey: Visibility and Studying Gender in Islam Speaker: Sertaç Sehlikoglu Chair: Alyosxa Tudor 28/02/19 Book Launch: A Queer Way Out: The Politics of Queer Emigration from Israel Speaker: Hila Amit Chair: Rahul Rao 07/03/19 Beyond Queer: A View on ‘Different Normativity’ from the

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