Institute of Advanced Studies


Gender and Feminism Network

The Institute of Advanced Studies recently founded a Gender and Feminism Network,  a new initiative designed to provide a focal point for UCL (as well as other London-based and international) scholars conducting research in and teaching about gender and feminism from across the humanities and social sciences. In doing so, we are building on the work already done by colleagues on the MA in Gender, Society and Representation and PhD in Gender & Sexuality Studies, which have been running at UCL for over a decade. We aim to bring a wide range of expertise and knowledge from across faculties, schools and institutes into productive interdisciplinary dialogue. In doing so, we seek to enhance the core mission of the IAS to sponsor critical thinking and engaged enquiry within and across conventional institutional boundaries. 

So many scholars at UCL are engaged in their scholarship and daily lives with questions of gender, sexuality and feminist politics. We envisage the IAS Gender and Feminism Network as a hub through which to feature UCL scholars doing innovative work in this field, while also hosting talks and conferences featuring internationally-recognised specialists in the study of gender and sexuality.

If you have expertise or research interests in this field, please contact Philippa Hetherington, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (p.hetherington@ucl.ac.uk), who will be co-ordinating the network.

A schedule of fortnightly seminars, reading groups and a large international conference in Autumn 2016 can be downloaded here.