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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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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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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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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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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Queer Asia Summer Programme 2019

By Centre for Gender Studies|January 25, 2019|Uncategorized|0 comments

  SUMMER PROGRAMME 2019 summer programme CALL FOR APPLICATIONS MONDAY 15 – THURSDAY 18 JULY 2019 VENUES TBC (Central London) Fees: Free to attend but regret we are unable to offer any funding Deadline: 28 February 2019 Apply by the online link below (short online form plus CV attachment) PLEASE NOTE: 1. Successful participants will be expected to attend the whole programme for four days. 2. The programme will take

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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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Event: Challenges in Queer and Feminist Migration and Diaspora Studies

By Emily Jones|July 5, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

The Centre for Gender Studies and the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, University of London, are pleased to invite you to a two day conference on: Challenges in Queer and Feminism Migration and Diaspora Studies 24-25th July, 2017 Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS The Centre for Gender Studies and the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS invite to a two-day discussion space on queer and feminist migration and diaspora studies.

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