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Centre for Gender Studies

PhD Students

Recently Completed PhDs: 

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) Emotional Capital and the Making of Dissident Bodies in 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

Gods, Cyborgs and the Environment: Pushing at the Limits of International Law through a Feminist analysis of Sovereignty


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

Afaf Jabiri
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Women’s Rights in Postcolonial States: A case study of the Institution of Wilaya over women in Jordan and Yemen

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Jennifer Langer
Jennifer Langer

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

Michelle Lokot
Michelle Lokot

Working title: Femininities and Masculinities Among Syrian Refugees in Jordan: Constructions, Normative Behaviour and Negotiations


Sidonia Lucia Kula
Lucia Kula

Working Title: The Accountability of States for the Rape, Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Congolese Refugees in Angola

Akanksha Mehta
Akanksha Mehta

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


Rouba Mhaissen
Rouba Mhaissen

Female Disengagement from the Labour Market in Beirut: Structures, Strategies and Subjectivities

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


Nafiseh Sharifi
Nafiseh Sharifi

Body and Sexuality: Narratives of two generations of Iranian women (working title)

Thomas Sparrow
Staff Silhouette

Masculinity and Secularism in Historical and Contemporary Frame


Jacquelyn P. Strey
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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


Elena Zambelli
Staff Silhouette

'Mirror on the wall, am I desirable at all?' Sex, pleasures and the market in postcolonial Italy

Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe
Kim Jezabel Zinngrebe

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