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PhD in Women's and Gender Studies

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Women’s and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study which draws on sociology and other social science disciplines, as well as those which are located in the humanities. It encompasses a wide area of interests ranging from investigations into the ways in which society is structured, to explorations of cultural representations and texts. A central concern is to analyse how different bases of inequality and identity, such as race, gender and class, intersect with each other.

The department has particular expertise in:

  • gender and sexualities
  • the body
  • families and households
  • paid and unpaid work
  • gender and migration
  • gender and politics
  • gender and development
  • education
  • gender and violence
  • feminist social movements
  • feminist theory and methods
  • black feminist thought
  • feminist media and cultural studies
  • food policy

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About the course

Programme director:

John Solomos

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