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Hazel Johnstone MBE

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Manager (Taught Programmes, Events)


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Gender relations are global. They are key to understanding how the world works today. War, globalisation, sexuality, migration, representation, employment, media, history - all of these are gendered. If you are interested in global power relations, a gender analysis is essential.


Gender Institute wins LSESU Departmental Excellence Award

At the student-led teaching awards at LSE, the Gender Institute and our staff won a number of awards.

Thank you to all the students who nominated us!


What does the EU Referendum mean for women?

On 8 March Policy Network hosted an event focused on women and the upcoming EU referendum. Panelists Ania Plomien from the GI along with Emma Reynolds MP, Cordelia Hay, Sam Smethers, Catherine Mayer, and chair Ayesha Hazarika considered what EU membership means for women in Britain and looked at the ways in which progressive politics can engage with  women in the run up to 23 June referendum. Organised by GI alumna Emma Kinloch.  Audio recording is available from https://soundcloud.com/policy-network/what-does-the-eu-referendum-mean-for-women


Investing in the Care Economy - report launched

A gender analysis of employment stimulus in seven OECD countries, with contributions from Diane Perrons, Director of the GI, and Zofka Łapniewska, a former GI Visiting Fellow.


Kimberlé Crenshaw is visiting the Gender Institute this Summer Term

The Gender Institute is delighted to announce that Kimberlé Crenshaw will be visiting the department in the Summer Term. Kimberlé Crenshaw is Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, and a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law.


For more news about the Gender Institute and projects undertaken by the department, please visit the News page

Eva Colorni memorial lecture. Tales of the Unexpected: gender equality and social progress in Bangladesh              

Friday 3 June | 6.30-8pm | Old Theatre, Old Building              

Speakers: Professor David Lewis, Juli Huang, Professor Naila Kabeer and Amartya Sen. This panel will discuss why gender indicators for Bangladesh have shown a marked improvement despite various development indices not reflecting a similar upswing.              

This event is free but a ticket is required. You can find more information about how to apply for tickets here.              

Please email  if you have any queries

The EU and Gender Equality: better off in, or out?              

Monday 13 June | 6-8pm | Thai Theatre, New Academic Building              

A panel discussion of the role of the EU for gender equality


For more upcoming events and to view past events, please visit the Events page.

Disclosure and exposure in the neoliberal university
by Alison Phipps This Spring, as part of a collaborative partnership of colleagues from the UK and 5 other European countries, I helped to launch a European Commission-funded project entitled ‘Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence‘. Our main aim is to create university environments in which students can disclose experiences of sexual harassment and assault, through providing ‘first response’ training to […]

Recovering from Nepal’s earthquake: It’s not only the ‘what’, but also the ‘how’ that matters
By Jana Naujoks           One year ago, Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake that took over 8,700 lives and caused widespread destruction to 14 of the country’s 75 districts. One major and countless smaller aftershocks added to the carnage, casualties and immense trauma that people experienced. While on this day we want to honour and remember the lives that were […]

“Propiedad ni tuya, ni de nadie”: Gender Representations in the Media and Violence Against Women in Mexico
by Adriana López A recent music video has reignited the conversation about violence against women (VAW) in México. The video called ‘Fuiste Mía’ (or ‘You were mine’) by singer Gerardo Ortiz has generated a heated conversation about the way men and women are portrayed in the media, and the role media plays in normalizing VAW. The graphic video, which was temporarily […]