Feminism and Communities of Care

By Centre for Gender Studies|November 5, 2019|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series, MA Students|0 comments

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

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This is Artful Resistance: The Power of Tatreez

By Centre for Gender Studies|November 5, 2019|Blog Posts, MA Students, Uncategorized|0 comments

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

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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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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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Why Our Feminism Must be Anti-Fascist

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 25, 2019|CGS Seminar Series, MA Students|0 comments

Why Our Feminism Must be Anti-Fascist By Erin Quinn SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies concluded its seminar series for the term on Thursday, December 13th, with a discussion of the relationship between feminism and anti-fascism with activists from Sisters Uncut, a feminist direct action group fighting in solidarity with survivors of domestic, sexual, and state violence, and Brazilian Women Against Fascism UK. The panel discussed the rise of fascism in

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Reflections on Feminists, Resistance and Scholarship: Cynthia Enloe speaks at SOAS Centre for Gender Studies

By Gina Heathcote|December 13, 2018|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series, Lectures/Talks/Conferences, Uncategorized|0 comments

On the 6th of December 2018, the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies welcomed Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment of Clark University, Massachusetts, to join Nadje Al-Ali, Chair of the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS in conversation on the topic of Feminists, Resistance, and Scholarship. Enloe’s long and accomplished academic career in the fields of Gender Studies and Political Science drew a large

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

By Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|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 Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|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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