Pride in Solidarity Audre Lorde event recording

On 13 September the Centre for Gender in Politics co-hosted an event with HEReNI. The event was virtual and open to the public. We began the event with a screening of the film ‘The Berlin Years’ which, ‘documents Audre Lorde’s influence on the German political and cultural scene during a decade of profound social change,Continue reading “Pride in Solidarity Audre Lorde event recording”

Femonationalism and the Preoccupation with Muslim Women’s Bodies.

In 2016, images from the beaches of Nice were published, showing a group of male police officers stripping a Muslim woman wearing a Burkini, an overall swimsuit that includes a Hijab. The French law prohibits wearing an “integral veil” for reasons of public safety on the one hand and “explicit religious sign” in public schools on theContinue reading “Femonationalism and the Preoccupation with Muslim Women’s Bodies.”

Why intersectionality cannot wait. Considering Northern Ireland’s widening participation policy

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, ‘everyone has the right to education’. The establishment of this right in social and legal discourses, as well as increased access to schooling in many countries within the last one-hundred years has led to the perception of education as essentially inclusive. In this context, accessContinue reading “Why intersectionality cannot wait. Considering Northern Ireland’s widening participation policy”

The Intersection of Gender, Power and Violence in Armed Conflict.

On the 30th October 2014, soldiers of the Sudanese army searched houses, severely beat residents and raped women and girls in the Sudanese town of Tabit in a series of attacks over a 36-hour period. According to one report, over 200 cases were credibly reported, with two soldiers stating, “that superior officers had ordered them to ‘rapeContinue reading “The Intersection of Gender, Power and Violence in Armed Conflict.”

Welcoming Clara Fischer to the Centre for Gender in Politics: An interview

Welcome! You have recently joined HAPP as an Illuminate Fellow. Can you tell us a bit about the focus of your research in this role? My research is broadly concerned with Irish feminisms, embodiment and reproduction, theories of emotion and affect, and feminist-pragmatism. My current interests lie specifically with reproduction and abortion rights on theContinue reading “Welcoming Clara Fischer to the Centre for Gender in Politics: An interview”

CGP Co-directors on podcast in new QUB ‘Peace and Conflict’ Series

In a new podcast, co-directors Dr. Jamie Hagen and Dr. Maria Deiana reflect on ‘Activist Feminism–Addressing Inequality. Listen here. Listen as Queen’s academics from the Centre for Gender in Politics discuss the role of black feminists in the Black Lives Matter protest, the need for solidarity between feminist academics and the study of LGBT andContinue reading “CGP Co-directors on podcast in new QUB ‘Peace and Conflict’ Series”

Introducing ‘Queen’s on Gender’ website

In an effort to bring together ongoing work on gender at Queen’s University Belfast, we launched a new website this year: Queen’s On Gender. Queen’s on Gender brings together leading academics from Queen’s University Belfast who can provide an authoritative voice on gender, the many policy areas affected by gender, and a look at theContinue reading “Introducing ‘Queen’s on Gender’ website”

The long road to reproductive rights in Northern Ireland: what next?

October 2019 marked the decriminalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland through an act of the British Parliament during  the prolonged suspension of the NI devolved government. The act was the culmination of concerted efforts by long-standing pro-choice activists in Northern Ireland, human rights organisations, healthcare professionals and MPs in Westminster, led by Stella Creasy who was able toContinue reading “The long road to reproductive rights in Northern Ireland: what next?”

Welcome to the Centre for Gender in Politics blog!

We are excited to launch the blog of the Centre for Gender in Politics featuring interventions from the community of gender scholars, students and activists at Queen’s University Belfast, as well as our international colleagues and friends. This blog aims to create a virtual hub to showcase research,  opinion pieces, teaching activities and students’ contributionsContinue reading “Welcome to the Centre for Gender in Politics blog!”