CGFS has at its core an interdisciplinary vision spanning the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences with the aim of fostering and facilitating multi-disciplinary research and collaboration focused on the changing construction of gender and gender relations and theories of power, identities and sexualities. Active engagement with activists, social movements and civil society organisations and activities to effect social change will be a central principle of the new Centre. CGFS will also serve as a forum for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in gender and sexuality studies.
Aims of the Centre
CGFS will organise events including lectures, panel discussions, workshops, and cultural events that will be open to the public as well as scholars and students. We aim to provide a vibrant, vital, inclusive space to discuss and learn about issues related to feminism, gender and sexuality, and their interrelations with issues of race, class, migration, citizenship, religioun, ethnicity, and ability/disability.
The Centre will host an Annual Conference of the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities Studies which will bring together researchers, students, activists, artists, civil society organisations and policy-makers to discuss current multidisciplinary research at both national and international levels, contribute to discourses on cultural and social issues and engage in the process of achieving social change based on the principles of gender equality, cultural diversity and social justice.