CGS MA Prize winners

By Centre for Gender Studies (SOAS)|December 2, 2019|Awards, Uncategorized|0 comments

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

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Feminism and Communities of Care

By Centre for Gender Studies|November 5, 2019|Blog Posts, CGS Seminar Series, MA Students|17 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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“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: “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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Dr. Alyosxa Tudor part of panel on ‘Transnational Feminism; Queering Bodies and Borders’ on Friday, 8 February 2019

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 25, 2019|Activism, Lectures/Talks/Conferences, Our Work|0 comments

Hosted by Event Details. Friday, 8 February 2019 from 16:00-18:00 IAS Common Ground WC1E 6BT London, United Kingdom Hosted by Fast-forward Feminism; resist, reimagine, rebuild   In the last few years we have seen countless numbers of people across the global left destitute, vulnerable and threatened, due to the appalling treatment of migrants and the harmful and discriminatory principles and policies of neoliberalism. Throughout this panel, hosted by academics and activists,

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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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Call for Papers- Gender, War and Technology

By Emily Jones|February 20, 2017|PhD Students|0 comments

CGS PhD student, Emily Jones, along with Dr Yoriko Otomo (SOAS) and Dr Sara Kendall (Kent), has released a Call for Papers for a Special Issue with the Australian Feminist Law Journal on ‘Gender, War and Technology: Peace and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century.’ Abstract due 17th March 2017 Further details can be found here