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 2022-2023 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


Pandemic Intimacies: gay and bisexual men's struggles over inimacy during the coronavirus conjuncture

This session presents findings from ESRC research, Digital Intimacies: how gay and bisexual men use smartphones to mediate their cultures of intimacy, with Jamie Hankim.

Jamie Hakim is a lecturer in media studies at the University of East Anglia. 


Developing a career in international gender equality advocacy
In conversation with Brita Fernandez Schmidt, Executive Director of Women for Women International, and Tariro Masaraure, Gender and Development MA, Institute of Employment Studies.


Gender, violence and racially minoritised communities in the UK

Speakers: Dr Geetanjali Gangoli, Associate Professor in Sociology,

Durham University, Yasmin Valli, Sexual Violence Advisor, Survivors’ Network

Dany Uyanik, BAME Officer, University of Sussex

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