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Centre for Gender Studies

Centre for Gender Studies

SOAS interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, housed in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and the Faculty for Languages and Cultures, has been established to promote the study of gender in relation to Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its primary objectives are to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching in the field of Gender Studies with particular reference to Asia, Africa and the Middle East; and to provide a forum for collaboration in the research and teaching of Gender Studies both within SOAS and in conjunction with other institutions.

The Centre provides an administrative and intellectual home for the School's MA programme in Gender Studies as well as the MPhil/PhD in Gender Studies, as part of which it is responsible for the organization of regular seminars open to SOAS students and staff, to academics and students of other institutions and to the general public.

The Centre's membership sees its task as one of contributing to theoretical, methodological and pedagogical debates within the study of gender in the context of the Asian, African and Middle Eastern Studies through publications, conferences, workshops and teaching. Its membership is open to all academic staff and students at SOAS as well as to individuals based in other higher education institutions in the UK with an academic interest in the field of gender studies.

Membership of the Centre is open to all academic staff and students at SOAS as well as to individuals based in other higher education institutions in the UK with an academic interest in the field of gender studies. For further information please contact Professor Nadje Al-Ali (n.s.al-ali@soas.ac.uk) or Dr Gina Heathcote (gh21@soas.ac.uk)