Centre for Gender Studies

People and contacts

Management of the Centre for Gender Studies is collaborative between the departments of Sociology, Law and Education, and we have core and associate faculty drawn from many of the departments of the University.

Dr Alison Phipps, Director of Gender Studies

Alison is Professor of Gender Studies, convenes the MA in Gender Studies and the PhD programme in Gender Studies (Social Sciences), and co-directs the Research Centre. Her research focuses on the politics of gender and the body, in particular debates in the areas of violence, ‘deviance’, education, and health. Specific topic areas include sexual violence, sex work, ‘laddism’, childbirth, breastfeeding and abortion. She is author of The Politics of the Body: Gender in a Neoliberal and Neoconservative Age (2014, Polity Press) and co-author (with Isabel Young) of the NUS report on 'lad culture' entitled That's What She Said: Women Students' Experiences of 'Lad Culture' in Higher EducationContact Alison for information about undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in Gender Studies, or the work of the Research Centre.

Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith, Co-Director of the Centre for Gender Studies

Tamsin is Senior Lecturer in Education and Associate Director of the Centre for Gender Studies. Her main research interests are around gender and higher education, particualrly focusing on inequalities, the experience of non-traditional students and widening participation policy, student experience and support, teaching and learning and the impact of higher education policy. She is author of Widening Participation in Higher Education? Casting the Net Wide (Palgrave, 2012). Contact Tamsin for information about the work of the Centre for Gender Studies, in particular our research streams and international connections.

A-Z list of core and associate faculty

There is a large group of core and associate faculty from across the university, linked to the Centre. You can access an A-Z list using the left-hand menu or by clicking here.

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