Centre for Gender Studies in Europe

The Centre for Gender Studies in Europe was established in 2000 to form productive interdisciplinary collaborations between researchers and teachers within the University.

European Context

Our members' work encompasses grapeofeuropa.jpgender issues in the European context, ranging from specific interests in particular European states through to questions of European integration, citizenship and cultures.

Our European interests do not exclude internationalism, since European experiences also offer links with and insights into the wider world. Within Europe there are wide variations of gender relations in power and in everyday experience as well as in the pursuit of and contribution to knowledge. The transnational dimensions of the European experience can be seen in the activities of the Centre.

We are now offering a new interdisciplinary MA in European Gender Studies, which is available on a full-time or part-time basis.
MA in European Gender Studies - further details.


Initially developed by a group of colleagues within the School of Modern Languages, the Centre has links with the Social Science Gender Research Network. Previous collaborations with other University research centres, such as the Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies, the European Social and Cultural Studies Centre and the Centre for Research into Freemasonry have resulted in a number of international conferences.

We are part of the international WUN Gender Studies Group, building on our earlier collaborative workshops and seminars involving fellow researchers from other universities in the UK, Europe and beyond.