Members of the centre have a wide range of research interests and are actively engaged in research both within the UK and internationally.
Our research interests and expertise encompass the following areas:
Our research focuses not only on the UK but has an international dimension including the Caribbean
and ante-bellum North America, Portugal, Poland, East-Central Europe, India and Japan.
Current Research Projects
A landmark project that discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present, exploring the narratives around 'body and ritual', documenting the interconnection between faith and gender journeys beyond the binary categories of male and female.
The Universities of Monash and Warwick have a cross University Alliance, supporting staff and student exchange and innovative international research programs. Graduate student exchange and research programs focused on sustainability and gender and care are underway.
A reading group based in the History Department, but open to all researchers whose work engages with questions of gender and feminism, providing an informal space for close reading and in-depth discussion of theoretical texts.
Feminist Dissent is a journal hosted by CSWG and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies which brings together innovative and critical insights to enhance our understanding of the relationship between gender, fundamentalism and related socio-political issues, interrogating the multi-faceted links between historical and resurgent religious fundamentalism and gender.
Past Research Projects and Collaborations
This strategic project, funded by IATL, explored radical interdisciplinary pedagogies in relation to Gender and Sexuality. It produced several successful research events for postgraduates and staff, as well as a policy document on experiential learning at the postgraduate level.
CSWG supported the Law Department’s Centre for Human Rights in Practice and Coventry Women’s Voices (a local women’s organisation) in conducting research into the impact of the public spending cuts on women in Coventry. This resulted in the publication of 3 reports:
- Unravelling Equality? A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry
- Getting off Lightly or Feeling the Pinch? A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Older Women in Coventry
- Layers of Inequality: A Human Rights and Equality Impact Assessment of the Public Spending Cuts on Women in Coventry
This workshop series aimed to launch a multidisciplinary examination of transformations in the conceptual, cultural, clinical and scientific terrain of women’s health in the light of radical shifts in the socio-cultural, political, economic and technological landscape of health politics more generally in the period of late modernity, and in response to ‘third wave’ feminist and women's health studies and theory.
CSWG collaboration with the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University in the Occupied Palestinian Territory - exploring the shifting conceptualisations of gender in different geographical spaces as well as amongst different social groups within the same geographical spaces.
A 7.9 Million Euro EC funded project, which explores how young people's social participation is shaped by the shadows (past, present and future) of totalitarianism and populism in Europe
Part of a two and half year ESRC-funded sociological research project, entitled "Becoming a Channel swimmer: identity and embodiment in an extreme sporting culture".
Exploring the relationship between gender and devolution in Wales, looking at both the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh local government - investigating how different gender balances affect policy development and political culture; the engagement of civil society organisations with local and regional government; and whether this engagement is affected by the contrasting gender balances.
The aim of this research is to find out how Muslim women in Britain and France constitute themselves as social and political actors as a result of their interactions within the structural frameworks and political cultures of the two countries.
Developing a network of scholars in different departments at the University of Warwick and elsewhere who have been exploring the value of human bodies, whether whole or in parts—as property; as the carriers or targets of labour; as differentiated recipients of state disbursements; as carriers of stigma and status.
This group aimed to provide a space for interdisciplinary discussion around Queer Theory and the application of Queer Theory to empirical study.
CSWG regularly organises “Not Very Far Away Days” where staff and students at Warwick can present their ongoing research. This page is an archive of research posters produced for past Away Days.