The Gender and Politics Research Group brings together researchers across Politics and International Relations, all of whom use gender and feminist analyses in their research. The members of the GPRG explore issues in relation to the broad themes of gender relations, power, identities, institutions, and change.
Past and current projects fall within three broad areas:
As gender is a cross-cutting research theme, the group co-hosts events with other research groups in Politics & IR and beyond, as well organising various workshops, conferences, and seminars, and mentoring early career scholars.
Members of the GPRG are committed to gendering the disciplines of Politics and International Relations. Our members are engaged in research and teaching activities on gender and politics. Until recently, GPRG members organized a School-wide interdisciplinary honours course, Contemporary Feminist Thought, whose students won the national PSA Women and Politics Essay Prize in 2006, 2007, and 2008. The highly successful course is now convened by Sociology under the new title of Contemporary Feminist Debates to which GPRG members continue to contribute. GPRG members have developed the new Honours and Masters courses Global Politics of Sex and Gender (which ran for the first time in 2009-10). GPSG has been nominated for a EUSA Best Course award in 09-10,10-12 and 11-12. One of our students once again won the PSA Women and Political Essay Prize for 2010. In 2011-12, we launched a postgraduate version of GPSG.
This page was published on 26 April 2012