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Research and Publications at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies

The CGWS fosters a particularly strong research culture and offers an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary research. We believe that feminist research is strengthened by its interdisciplinary approach, which is reflected in our connections with different subject areas and departments in the university.

Our Research

The research interests of our staff and students include but are not limited to:

  • Feminist technoscience
  • Bodies
  • ‘Race’ and racisms
  • Migration studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Studies of health and science
  • citizenship
  • violence, conflict and war
  • Organisational and management studies
  • Religious practice, religious texts and hermeneutics
  • Feminist media studies
  • Health and medicine
  • Studies of affect and emotions

To find out more, please see our affiliated staff pages for details of our developing research interests or view our research activities and projects.

Looking for PhD supervisor?

View a list of supervisor research interests in CGWS by A-Z.



Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process Feminist ReflectionsWe are home to the Transformations book series (Routledge).

You will also find further information about our staff publications on their individual homepages. See our affiliated staff pages and Lancaster's publications repository

Interdisciplinary Research

The CGWS staff and students are connected to a range of different departments across the University, including but not limited to:

  • Arts and performance studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Educational Research
  • English literature and creative writing
  • Geography
  • Health sciences and practices
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics and languages
  • Management School
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Science and technology
  • Sociology


As an interdisciplinary unit, the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies is linked to several other departments and research centres based at Lancaster University. You can find out more through our people page, but also by visiting our events webpages.

The CGWS is also associated with national and international networks, many of which offer some opportunities for our students. Visit their websites or contact us for more details.


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