What is the Gender and Sexuality Research Network? 

We are an interdisciplinary research group focusing on gender studies based at the University of Reading. Our aim is to provide a supportive and collaborative space for those whose work or interests include aspects of gender and sexuality to share ideas and stimulate discussion across disciplines. We warmly welcome academics and students from any department who would like to get involved. Meetings involve a twenty minute paper given by either a graduate student or a lecturer. Afterwards there is a discussion in which everybody can get involved. All are welcome to present on a topic relating to gender and sexuality. The atmosphere of the group is very friendly and particularly suits graduate students who would like some feedback on their research. The group is also a great opportunity to meet new people.

When do we meet?women-149577_1280 The meetings are normally on Mondays from 5-6pm in the Edith Morley (formerly HUMMS) building (room tbc). We don’t meet every Monday so do look out for emails and on this blog for more details. Due to COVID-19, the meetings and seminar series have now moved online. If you would like to attend, please email us and we will put you on the mailing list for the zoom link. 

How do you get involved? If you would like to attend and have your name on the mailing list, either email us or sign up to the group at a meeting. If you are interested in presenting a paper please inform us either by email or at a meeting.

Who is organising the network? The research network is currently organised by Reading PhD students Aisha Djelid (History) and Becky Nocella (Law).

How can you get in contact with us? We will be happy to hear from. You can email either Aisha and Becky directly:

Aisha Djelid: a.djelid@pgr.reading.ac.uk    Becky Nocella: r.nocella@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Or you can email the GSRN address:


You can also tweet us:

Twitter: @ReadingGender


Gender and Sexuality Cluster (SWWDTP)

We are linked to the  Gender and Sexuality Cluster which is supported by the SWWDTP (The South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research council). Many of the cluster activities are only open to students of the SWWDTP which is comprised of 8 universities – Reading, Bristol, Bath, Bath Spa, Southampton, Cardiff, Exeter and Aberystwyth, though do watch this space as more open events are sometimes run!

Please check out the cluster website: https://genderandsexualityresearch.wordpress.com/

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