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    Why feminisms? Branding our political commitments, just don’t do it

Why feminisms? Branding our political commitments, just don’t do it

by  Melissa Chacón

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled ‘Why feminisms? An open discussion about doing gender research’. During this event, MSc and PhD students discussed what inspired them to study gender. Three PhD students then presented their thoughts about doing feminist research in this particular moment in history: one where gender studies faces […]

Why feminisms? In the Name of Feminism

by Priya Raghavan

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled ‘Why feminisms? An open discussion about doing gender research’. During this event, MSc and PhD students discussed what inspired them to study gender. Three PhD students then presented their thoughts about doing feminist research in this particular moment in history: one where gender studies faces calls […]

Study Your Grievances

by Emma Spruce, Jacob Breslow & Tomás Ojeda

Recently, Aero Magazine published an essay by Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay, and Peter Boghossian titled “Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship”. In it, Pluckrose et al. unveiled a year-long project in which they sought to expose the ‘corruption’ of ‘grievance studies’ by publishing hoax articles in interdisciplinary feminist, queer, […]

Why feminisms? On power, care and the failure to cope

by Tomás Ojeda

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, LSE Gender PhD students organised an event titled ‘Why feminisms? An open discussion about doing gender research’. During this event, MSc and PhD students discussed what inspired them to study gender. Three PhD students then presented their thoughts about doing feminist research in this particular moment in history: one where gender studies faces […]

(Anti-)Gender and international relations

by Sarah Smith

As someone interested in gender and its relationships with security, peace and conflict, I am often asked about the relevance of gender to understanding these phenomena. What does a gender perspective bring to the study of global politics, to our understanding of war, and to our attempts to build peace? What does feminist theory say about international […]

Transnational Anti-Gender Politics

In light of the recent ban of gender studies in Hungary, the LSE Department of Gender Studies and Engenderings are calling for contributions to a blog post series on transnational anti-gender politics. Not only in Hungary have gender studies and feminist thought become the target of vicious attacks. In Germany, gender studies are consistently targeted as a pseudo-science that […]

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    Taking Feminist Ambivalence into Account: A Review of “Considering Emma Goldman”

Taking Feminist Ambivalence into Account: A Review of “Considering Emma Goldman”

by Nour Almazidi

As one of Clare Hemmings’ students, I was very excited to pick up her newly released book after the LSE seminar she gave on Considering Emma Goldman (2018) and how to embrace, theorise and attend to ambivalence as a political and affective reality. This is a rich and meaningful book, both in its methodological approaches and interventions in contemporary feminist and queer […]

Curriculum Reform in UK Higher Education

by Priya Raghavan

I recently had the opportunity to work as an RA on a transnational review of readings for a Gender course, with an aim to incorporate more thinking from the ‘Global South’. The rather formidable undertaking proved in equal parts challenging, rewarding, and deeply unsettling. Efforts to interrogate epistemic practices in universities draw from a veritable history of academic and […]

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    Big G and small g: Understanding gender and its relationship to family violence

Big G and small g: Understanding gender and its relationship to family violence

by Sophie Yates

I recently published a journal article about the wide variety of definitions I came across when I asked Australian policy actors what they mean when they say ‘gender’. I found this variety concerning because statements like “family violence is a gendered issue” are common (and commonly debated) in the family violence field – but if people working […]

The politics of AI and scientific research on sexuality

by Jessica Sandelson

We are often told that there is no place for politics in objective research. The scientific tradition has built rigorous methodologies to get rid of bias, and presents itself as untouched by the messy social world. But what should we make of the claim that politics is irrelevant in science?

In late 2017, a forthcoming study in the Journal […]

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