Centre for Gender Studies

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Welcome to the Centre for Gender Studies

Gender is a key theme for Sussex research and many of our faculty are expert leaders in this field. We research and teach on gender issues in a variety of schools and departments which leads to fresh and innovative debates and to a diverse approach to teaching and learning. We also have a strong policy, community, and media presence via several high-profile research projects.

The annual theme for academic year 2020-2021 will be on Gender and Disability in Higher Education.

The centre functions in two key parts:

1. Research which problematises gender through race, disability, social class and religion from a theoretical perspective. We are committed to exploring the complexities around gender and intersectional approaches.

2. Activism on gender debates around contemporary issues. The centre is challenging University Cultures on Equality and Diversity by holding a programme of events with staff.

 

Coming Soon: 

'Early Career Academics and Feminism’ 

 

Here is our most recent statement on Sex Workers' Rights 

 

 

 

Meet postgraduate student Rudo Rose Kawazda

   

Hannah is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology.

My research has focused on the development of hate crime legislation with a particular focus on gender and disability related violence. My work also looks at how social problems are constructed and how groups of victims are defined and given policy attention. At the moment I am working on a project about how disabled women and non-binary people are touched without their consent.

Current research projects include:

· How disabled women and non-binary people experience non-consensual touching

· Gender and intersectionality in hate crime victimisation

· The inclusion of 'misogyny' in hate crime policy

 

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