The Centre for Women's Studies (CWS) is a leading interdisciplinary centre for feminist and gender-oriented research. Located in our own dedicated space, our seven core members of staff are all prominent feminist academics. We also draw on expertise from our parent departments of Sociology and English and Related Literature as well as many other contributing departments across the arts and humanities and social sciences.
Our key research areas include:
We provide a cross-disciplinary environment for research and supervision that is ideal for progressive doctoral study, and our PhD in Women's Studies offers:
You'll benefit from specialised research supervision in your main area of study. You'll also be supported by an academic thesis panel designed to offer contrasting perspectives and additional guidance.
Research at CWS
Our research is based around a commitment to acknowledge the experiences of women in non-Western societies, high profile debates about cultural reproduction, focus on sexual diversities, emphasis on intersectionality, reflection on the wider ethical implications of feminist research, unique research training programmes and innovations in teaching, such as writing workshops.
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.
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This programme is waiting to hear about funding for the next session, or external funding will be applied for once a suitable candidate is selected. Applications are welcome - please see programme details for further information.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 36.01
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