This group comprises scholars from a range of disciplines including historical studies, social studies, international development, media and education 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:

  • women’s suffrage
  • biographies and life stories
  • femininities and alcohol consumption/sobriety
  • sexualities
  • women and gender in North Africa, Taiwan, India and South Sudan
  • intersections of feminism and race
  • ending violence against women and girls
  • harmful gender based cultural practices such as FGM
  • gender and the civil rights movement in the USA
  • religion and gender
  • gender and education
  • gender and sexual harassment
  • gender representations in the media

Methods

Within our research we use qualitative research methods – including documentary analysis, interviews, oral history, ethnography, participant observation – as well as quantitative research techniques, such as analysis of census data and statistics.

Funders

Our work has been funded by major funding organisations including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Publication highlights

  • Global Perspectives on Violence Against Women and Girls – Tamsin Bradley (Zed Press, 2020)
  • 'We Want Productive Workers, Not Fertile Women: The Expediency of Employment Southeast Asian Caregivers in Taiwan', Asian Pacific Viewpoint, 2020, Isabelle Cheng
  • Negotiating Femininities in the NeoLiberal Night-time Economy: Too Much of a Girl? – Emily Nicholls (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography – June Purvis (Routledge, 2018)

Research group lead

June Rose Purvis Portrait

Professor June Purvis

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Members

Tamsin Jane Bradley Portrait

Media ready expert

Professor Tamsin Bradley

Professor of International Development Studies

Tamsin.Bradley@port.ac.uk

School of Area Studies History Politics and Literature

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD Supervisor

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Nian-Tzu Cockel Portrait

Dr Isabelle Cockel

Senior Lecturer

isabelle.cheng@port.ac.uk

School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Lana Clara Chikhungu Portrait

Dr Lana Chikhungu

Senior Lecturer

Lana.Chikhungu@port.ac.uk

School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD Supervisor

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Sukhbinder Hamilton Portrait

Dr Sukh Hamilton

Senior Lecturer

Sukh.Hamilton@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Dr Fiona McCall

Senior Lecturer

fiona.mccall@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Charlotte Ann Morris Portrait

Dr Charlotte Morris

Senior Lecturer

Charlotte.Morris@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Francesca Salvi Portrait

Dr Francesca Salvi

Senior Lecturer

Francesca.Salvi@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Lee Sartain Portrait

Dr Lee Sartain

Senior Lecturer

Lee.Sartain@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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Alessia Tranchese Portrait

Media ready expert

Dr Alessia Tranchese

Senior Lecturer

alessia.tranchese@port.ac.uk

PhD Supervisor

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PhD candidates

  • Debbie Parker Kinch
  • Busra Nisa Sarac