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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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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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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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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CGS Seminar Series Review Blog (Term 1)

By Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|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 Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|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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Blog 1: Reflections on Leadership and Building Feminist Epistemic Communities (12.10.17)

By Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|November 7, 2017|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series|0 comments

Author: Sreya Banerjea PhD Candidate: Centre for Gender Studies The development of feminist knowledge is one of the strongest ways to connect locally, globally and transnationally. For many of us, this knowledge production emerges during our journey to pursue higher education. However, it is often difficult for students to think and reflect critically or understand which direction to channel their thoughts and ideas. The politics around knowledge production and power

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