Organization profile

Organisation profile

The SPAIS Gender Research Centre recognises the persistent gender inequalities that exist both in the UK and around the world; we seek to identify, analyse, and ultimately challenge and renegotiate gender power relations. Our understanding of gender is relational, with attention to femininities, masculinities, and sexualities, and to the intersections that mediate sexual and gender identities and hierarchies. 
In short, we aim to make the SPAIS Gender Research Centre at Bristol the 'go to' place for politically  and sociologically informed internationally recognized, agenda-setting gender research for academics and students, government, civil society, the media and wider public.
Research Strands:
  1. Theorizing Gender: feminist theory; femininities and masculinities, gender identities; equality; 
  2. Re-gendering Political Power: participation and representation; electoral politics, women’s and men’s movements; social movements and global politics; IR theory and practice; security;  
  3. Families and Relationships: parenting (fathering and mothering); family policy; care; migration; intimacy; theory.
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    Research Output

    Daburu Kea to Kouzouteki Anbibarentsu

    Yamashita, J. & Soma, N., 1 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Ohara Institute for Social Research. 737, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access

    Engels Before Marx

    Carver, T. F., 20 May 2020, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 114 p. (Marx, Engels, and Marxisms)

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

    Interpretative Methods

    Carver, T., 1 Feb 2020, Sage Handbook of Political Science. Berg-Schlosser, D., Badie, B. & Molino, L. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications Inc., p. 406-422 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


    Kept Apart: making prose-poetry with people separated from families by the immigration system

    Charsley, K. A. H., Wray, H., Agusita, E., Mohabir, R., Coombs, C. & Ballmi, P.


    Project: Research

    Experiments in Collective Care

    Perrier, M. M., Yamashita, J. & Tatton-Brown, A.


    Project: Research

    Student theses

    Boko Haram and the Discourse of Terrorism in Nigeria: Discourse, Politics and Hegemony

    Author: Akinleye, M. I., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Flint, A. G. (Supervisor) & Van Veeren, E. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    North Korean Escapees’ Unthinkable Journeys and the Conceptual Binaries of Migration Policy

    Author: Kook, K., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Charsley, K. (Supervisor) & O'Connell Davidson, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Personal Status Law, Identity Politics and Gender Rhetoric in Bahrain

    Author: Hashem, S., 6 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Gangoli, G. (Supervisor) & Charsley, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)



    Special Recognition Awaard

    Sarah L Childs (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Public Sexual Harassment of Women

    Karen A Desborough (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Gender & Digital Cultures Conference, Cardiff University

    Karen A Desborough (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    House of Commons

    Sarah L Childs (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference