About the Centre

The Centre brings together over 170 academic staff from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and healthcare studies.

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Our Research

All staff in the Centre are research active and have good rates of attracting research funding.

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Teaching

We strongly believe in research-led teaching, and so leading researchers in the Centre lecture on their specialist subjects and their cutting edge expertise feeds into our learning and teaching.

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In the run up to the Christmas break, CIGS ran a campaign on period poverty, inviting members to donate sanitary...

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Rosemary Lucy Hill discusses sexual harassment, assault and groping at live music events, and what can be done about it....

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Professor Ruth Holliday has been writing about 'designer vagina's. Her chapter 'Vagina dialogues: theorizing the "designer vagina"' is published in Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World (Routledge).

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Greg Hollin discusses how we need to think about kinship more broadly if we to understand the implications of animal cloning for medical purposes.

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This semester, CIGS is organising two reading groups around the theme of “Anger”. The dates and readings are listed below....

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Wednesday 13th February,  12 – 13.30pm, Rm 12.21 / 25 in School of Sociology & Social Policy, Univ. of Leeds Over...

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Join us in this event where we will be “Challenging Academic Debates: Situating Decolonial Science, Art and Faith in the Syllabus”, in celebration of the Black History Month. 25th and 26th October 2018, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

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On Monday 23rd July 2018, CIGS and FLAG will be hosting a conference and workshop exploring academic and practitioner responses to the #metoo campaign.

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By Ruth Holliday – Professor of Gender and Culture. (This post was originally published by the Sociological Review ) Cosmetic...

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Rosemary Lucy Hill discusses sexual harassment, assault and groping at live music events, and what can be done about it....

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Greg Hollin discusses how we need to think about kinship more broadly if we to understand the implications of animal cloning for medical purposes.

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100 years on from women gaining the right to vote in the UK what does having vote mean to women in Britain? Rosemary Lucy Hill spoke to colleagues in the School of Sociology and Social Policy about their personal feelings regarding the vote. Their responses reveal a mixture of valuing the right to vote, frustration with the current political system, noting the distance still to travel and a strong sense of pride in our great grandmothers’ arguments, organisation and determination.

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