The Gender and Sexualities Research Centre

City, University of London

Sabrina Germain

Dr Sabrina Germain is a Senior Lecturer at the City Law School. She is the co-coordinator of the Centre for Law & Social Change and a member of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation Research (CHIR). Dr Germain’s research interests are in the field of healthcare law and bioethics. Using a socio-legal approach she focuses on…

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Feminist Digital Ethnography roundtable

On the 25th January, we welcomed our fantastic speakers Francesca Sobande, Ingrid Brudvig, and Zoë Glatt for a roundtable event on Feminist Digital Ethnography as part of our Advanced Feminist Methods and Skills series. Here, timely and urgent questions were raised around the ethics and challenges of conducting feminist research online. Such questions included examining…

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Professor Rosalind Gill’s new report published on International Women’s Day

Professor Rosalind Gill at the GSRC is publishing a new report on March 8th to mark International Women’s day. The report, Changing the Perfect Picture: Smartphones, Social Media and Appearance Pressures, is based on research with 175 young women and nonbinary people in the UK. Ranging over many issues from the experience of lockdown, to…

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Difficult conversations: A feminism and methodology workshop with Róisín Ryan-Flood

Laura Favaro’s reflections on the day As part of our ongoing series ‘Advanced feminist research methods and skills’, on 15th January Dr Róisín Ryan-Flood (University of Essex) ran a workshop on ‘Difficult Conversations’, which was attended by PhD Students and other Early Career Researchers across the world and different disciplines. Usefully drawing on a diverse…

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Producing Feminist Research with Maria do Mar Pereira

Hannah Curran-Troop’s reflections on the day Back in December, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Maria do Mar Pereira for our event, Producing Feminist Research: Dilemmas of doing Feminist Ethnography and Research with our own Communities. This session transpired to be a really supportive space where we talked openly about the obstacles and sticky…

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New History module at City: ‘Disruptive Divas, Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music’

“Disruptive Divas, Riot Grrrls and Bad Sistas: A History of Women in Popular Music” (HI 3009) is a new third year elective in the School of Arts and Social Sciences organised by Dr Peter Grant. It briefly covers the early history from The Beggars Opera in 1728, through music hall, blues and swing before concentrating…

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Lia Litosseliti

Department of Health Sciences / Division of Language & Communication Science My research interests focus on gender and language/ discourse, including gendered workplaces; the discursive construction of gender identities; and the development of research methodologies, including for the study of gender and sexualities. In recent years, I have also become interested in global engagement as…

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GSRC Youtube Playlist

You can now watch recorded GSRC events and talks via our new YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-fOTakP4gHYj4GRIixCHu6tF6PbCNfnH

New Feminist Methods Series

We are happy to announce the start of our new GSRC series of events for this academic year: ‘Advanced feminist research methods and skills’. The series will comprise workshops and seminars on qualitative methods, with a particular focus on managing challenging interviews and having ‘difficult conversations’, conducting digital feminist ethnographies, engaging with the media, and…

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Reflections on ‘New directions in feminist thought’

Angela McRobbie Professor Angela McRobbie reflects on the event ‘New directions in feminist thought: in times of urgency, anger and activism’ held online on 10 November. This event for PhDs and ECRs was co-organised by the GSRC at City; the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths; and Media and Communications at the LSE It was…

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