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Centre for Gender Studies

PhD Students

Recently Completed PhDs: 

2016

  • Exile from Exile: The Representation of Cultural Memory in Literary Texts by Exiled Iranian Jewish Women
  • Body and Sexuality: Narratives of two generations of Iranian women
  • 'Mirror on the wall, am I desirable at all?' Sex, pleasures and the market in postcolonial Italy
  • Female Disengagement from the Labour Market in Beirut: Structures, Strategies and Subjectivities

2015

  • Iranian Feminisms: Transnational connectivities between homes and diasporas
  • Women’s Rights in Postcolonial States: A case study of the Institution of Wilaya over women in Jordan and Yemen
  • Intersections of Religion, Nation, and Gender: Faith Based Responses to the Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines
  • Occupational Hazard or Patriarchal Entitlement? : Feminist Analysis of the Dynamics of Violence in Ethiopian Sex Work

2014

  • Active (Dis)engagement: The Gendered Production of Political Apathy in Israel
  • In Whose Interests? The Politics of Gender Equality in Jordan
  • Guerrilla Girls: Rebellious Women of the Japanese 1960s-1970s 'Pinky Violence' Films

2013

  • Exile from Exile: The Representation of Cultural Memory in Literary Texts by Exiled Iranian Jewish Women
Sabiha Allouche
Sabiha Allouche

(working title) Un-doing Lebanon’s myth of ‘sexual freedom’: an empirical examination of the intimate life of non-married men and women in contemporary urban Lebanon

Hila Amit
Hila Amit

The New [Queer] Hebrew Diaspora


Mary Elizabeth Wentworth Austin
Mary Elizabeth Wentworth Austin

Discourses of the Domestic: journalists, activists and academics creating the climate for an Indonesian Domestic Workers' Bill.

Valeria Dessi
Valeria Dessi

Wiring presence: women's rights and digital narratives among young women activists in Egypt (2005-present)


Zuhre Emanet
Zuhre Emanet

Gender and Education in Turkey: An ethnographic study of reproduction and production of gender within schooling in low-income groups in Istanbul (working title)

Emily Jones
Emily Jones

‘Women, Gods and Cyborgs: Pushing at the Limits of International Law and the Global Order’


Alaya Forte
Alaya Forte

New forms of political inclusion or mere tokenism? Reading political representation from a gender and minority perspective in British and French government (working title)

Biye Gao
Biye Gao

Exploring Chinese Mothers' Reproductive Agency (working title)


Eleanor Tiplady Higgs
Eleanor Tiplady Higgs

Emphasising Christianity: The Young Women's Christian Association in Kenya

Haje Keli
Haje Keli

An analysis of the gender-based violence in Iraqi Kurdistan – state, society and family violence [working title]


Isabel Käser
Isabel Käser

The Kurdish Women's Movement in Rojava: Grassroots Activism, Political Organisation and Armed Resistance

Akanksha Mehta
Akanksha Mehta

Negotiating Space on the 'Right': The everyday politics of Hindu Nationalist and Zionist settler women in India and Israel-Palestine


Ján Michalko
Ján Michalko

Female Political Elites as an Empowerment Resource: An Exploration of the ‘Role Model Effect’ in South Africa

S. Paniz Musawi Natanzi
Paniz Musawi Natanzi

Young Women’s Visual Knowledge Production in Kabul: Making Contemporary Art in Times of On-going Insecurities


Thomas Sparrow
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Masculinity and Secularism in Historical and Contemporary Frame

Jacquelyn P. Strey
Staff Silhouette

Queer Moments, Queer Imaginings: The everyday activism of queer women in India


Nydia A. Swaby
Nydia A. Swaby

Becoming Black: gender and the meanings of blackness in contemporary Britain

Anisha Thomas
Staff Silhouette

Questions of Consent and Coercion: Understanding Sexual Assault Trials in India


Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe
Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe

Settler colonial citizenship among Palestinian women in Israel: reclaiming body, space and mind