This group comprises scholars from a range of disciplines including historical studies, anthropology, media and film, education and social studies working on women and/gender issues in a wide range of historical, social and cultural contexts.

There are a number of areas of interest including:

  • religion and gender in the English Civil War,
  • the women’s suffrage movement in the early twentieth-century Britain,
  • the women’s liberation movement in the 1970s,
  • biographies of women,
  • autobiographies and life stories,
  • women’s magazines,
  • women and film,
  • sexualities and femininities,
  • the civil rights movement in the USA,
  • women and gender in North Africa and in Taiwan,
  • gender and international development in India, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Rwanda,
  • dowry practices,
  • religion and women’s rights,
  • gender-based violence including FGM,
  • and the theory and practice of Non-Governmental Organisations in the developing world.

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