SOAS interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies, housed in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, 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 their diasporas; 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, MA in Gender Studies and Law and the MA in Gender and Sexuality, as well as the MPhil/PhD in Gender Studies. The Centre is also responsible for the organization of fortnightly seminars during term time, open to SOAS students and staff, to academics and students of other institutions and to the general public, focused on creating a space for new and cutting edge scholarship on the study of gender and sexuality.
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 at SOAS and the centre has members across academic disciplines across SOAS. Individuals based in other higher education institutions in the UK with an academic interest in the field of gender studies and students at SOAS can join our mailing list for information about events and happenings at the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies. For further information please contact the Centre for Gender Studies firstname.lastname@example.org