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About the Centre

What is the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies?

The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies is a multi-disciplinary centre. Working together with over 20 departments within the University and an international network of gender scholars beyond, the Centre conducts outstanding gender related teaching and research.

The aim of the Centre is to increase our capacity for rigorous gender analysis and to promote awareness of its relevance in historic, economic, political, artistic, social and scientific contexts. The Centre runs high profile symposia, public lectures and research seminars, as well as a multi-disciplinary MPhil and PhD programme, a visiting scholars’ programme and a distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme (The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship). The Centre also has an excellent network of visiting scholars and invited lecturers, including Nobel Prize winners Amartya Sen and Shirin Ebadi; academics such as Judith Butler, Seyla Benhabib, Nancy Fraser, Sara Ahmed, Catharine MacKinnon, Onora O'Neill, and Carol Gilligan; writers and activists such as Larry Kramer, Nawal el Saadawi, Tariq Ali and Helena Kennedy and scientific pioneers such as Carl Djerassi and Simon Baron-Cohen. 

 See our 'Events Archive' for many more.