Centre for Gender Studies

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Welcome to the Centre for Gender Studies

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary subject taught across many of the Schools within the University. Sussex boasts a broad field of expertise in this subject, which makes for fresh and innovative content and a variety of approaches to teaching and learning. The Centre for Gender Studies, which draws all this expertise together, is based in the School of Law, Politics and Sociology and is led by co-Directors Alison Phipps, Mark Walters and Tamsin Hinton-Smith.

At postgraduate level, students can pursue specialised routes of scholarship in an institution that has an excellent reputation for graduate work in Gender Studies nationally and internationally. There are taught and research Masters pathways, and opportunities to pursue doctoral study on gender in both humanities and social sciences. Across the university, there are currently almost 100 doctoral students working on gender-related topics.

Our undergraduates and postgraduates are incredibly politically active in a number of student-led groups which include:

Students also work part-time or volunteer for various local organisations including:

A large and committed group of faculty engage in Gender teaching and research at Sussex. Many are leaders in their fields or up-and-coming scholars, and all are enthusiastic about welcoming students to this vibrant academic community. The Centre also enjoys good links with the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence and the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research.

As well as being interesting, studying Gender opens up good employment opportunities. Gender Studies graduates go into a variety of professions within fields such as the media, policy, non-governmental organisations, teaching, the civil service, the arts and trade unions.

At undergraduate level, courses related to gender issues are taught in many disciplines and departments including Sociology, Anthropology, Media & Film, English Literature and International Relations.

For more details about Gender modules and postgraduate study in Gender Studies, contact Director Alison Phipps at a.e.phipps@sussex.ac.uk.

Visit https://lists.sussex.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/gender.news to subscribe to our mailing list.

The Centre for Gender Studies is now hosting the very successful PECANS (Postgraduate and Early Career Academics Network of Scholars) network of research students and early career academics working in the fields of Law, Gender and Sexuality. The annual workshop for the network will take place in Newcastle on 22nd November - visit http://clgs-pecans.org.uk/news/688/pecans-workshop-2013 for more information.



For more information on undergraduate modules, the taught MA in Gender Studies and the DPhil (PhD) pathway in Gender Studies (Social Sciences), contact:

Dr Alison Phipps
Co-Director of Gender Studies
Freeman G45
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SP
E A.E.Phipps@sussex.ac.uk

Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith
Co-Director of Gender Studies
University of Sussex 
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SP
E J.T.Hinton-Smith@sussex.ac.uk

For more information on the DPhil pathway in Gender Studies (Humanities), contact:

Professor Sally Munt
Silverstone 318
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SN
E S.R.Munt@sussex.ac.uk

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