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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


MPhil Text Seminar Lecturers: Academic Year 2023-24

The Multi-disciplinary Text Seminars component of the MPhil introduces students to expert scholars from over twenty University departments engaged in gender research. Experts introduce key texts from within their own field and then engage in debate with students about the merits of their own subject’s approaches. One of the Centre's Lecturers will facilitate discussion on the particular ontological, epistemological and methodological benefits (or potential problems) of differing ways of ‘doing’ gender research. Students therefore also gain a crucial understanding as to how clashing perspectives can be generative of a more holistic and nuanced approach to gender analysis.

These sessions will be used to scrutinise a series of primary texts under the guidance of academic experts from across the Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, and (Natural) Sciences, including the subjects listed below:

Professor Caroline Bassett, Faculty of English


Digital Humanities

Dr Laura Caponetto, Newnham College



Dr Eleanor Drage, Centre for Future of Intelligence Studies


Future of Intelligence Studies

Dr Isaias Fanlo, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Performance Studies

Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe, Institute of Criminology



Dr Ruth Jackson Ravenscroft, Faculty of Divinity




Dr Alisha Lola Jones, Faculty of Music



Dr Jo Lysons, Centre for Family Research


Developmental Psychology and Family Research

Mr Richard Merrick, Cambridge Public Health


Clinical Medicine

Professor Juliet Mitchell FBA, Jesus College



Dr Douglas Momberg, Department of Archaeology



Human Evolutionary Studies

Dr Eleanor O'Gorman, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Development Studies

Professor Robin Osborne, Faculty of Classics




Dr Holly Porter, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


African Studies and Social Anthropology

Dr Mezna Qato, Newnham College


Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 

Professor John Robb, Department of Archaeology



Dr Garima Sahai, Department of Geography




Dr Rachell Sánchez-Rivera, Department of Sociology



Professor Helena Sanson, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics - Italian

Professor Samita Sen, Faculty of History




Dr Sarah Steele, Cambridge Public Health


Public Policy

Dr Amy Tobin, Department of History of Art


Visual Arts

Dr Lauren Wilcox, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


International Relations

Dr Vicky Young, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


East Asian Studies