Centre for European and International Studies Research

Women's and Gender Studies

This group comprises scholars from a range of disciplines including historical studies, anthropology, media and film, education and social studies working on women and/gender issues in a wide range of historical, social and cultural contexts.  There are a number of areas of interest including religion, gender and the English Civil War, the women’s suffrage movement in the early twentieth-century Britain, the women’s liberation movement in the 1970s, biographies of women, autobiographies and life stories, women’s magazines, women and film, sexualities and femininities, the civil rights movement in the USA, women and gender in North Africa and in Taiwan, gender and international development in India, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Rwanda, dowry practices, religion and women’s rights, gender-based violence including FGM, and the theory and practice of Non-Governmental Organisations in the developing world.

Contact: June Purvis

Postdoctoral Staff

  • Lara Momesso

PhD Students

  • Martin Foote
  • Debbie Parker-Kinch
  • Daniel Swan