Department of Political Science


Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn is a student-led initiative, creating an inclusive space for students and staff to critically engage with topics and themes over lunch.

Our goal is to generate ideas for an inclusive curriculum, and create a welcoming space for students and staff to connect, learn, and broaden their understanding of current and historic issues which affect societies across the world. As part of our 2020-2021 series, we have invited a range of guest speakers to share their knowledge on topics of expertise and share their insights into their respective fields. All events will take place online until further notice.

All events take place from 12.00-13.00

Term 3 Schedule

30 AprilDr Gry Wester (King's College London)Socio-Structural Inequalities and Covid-19
07 MayHarshadha Balasubramanian (PhD, UCL)VR and Digital Technology in Research Methods 
14 MayDr Aisha Phoenix (SOAS)Colourism and Beauty Standards
21 MayDr Hannah Elias (Goldsmiths)Legacies of Slavery and Colonialism in the Present Day
28 MaySubhadra DasUCL and the History of Eugenics 
11 JuneShahnaz AhsanStories of Immigration: Writing and the South Asian Experience in Britain 

You can register for the events here. 

The Lunch and Learn Team 

Ioanna Hadjigeorgiou is a postgraduate student in MA Human Rights at the Department of the Political Science and is also the 2020/21 postgraduate representative for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 

Salwa Mansuri is a second year undergraduate student at the UCL Department of Political Science. At UCL she is a Laidlaw Scholar, a research assistant at UCL’s Global Governance Institute and the Undergraduate Representative for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee.

Amelia Odida is a final year PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science. Her research applies decolonial strategies to the analysis of the UN policy of post conflict constitution assistance.