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St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies

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Academics from across the University of St Andrews joined forces to launch the St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies (StAIGS) today (Tuesday 4 December).

The St Andrews Institute for Gender Studies (StAIGS) brings together over 100 academics from across the University with research interests in gender. Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of research, encompassing the study of issues that range from feminism and women’s studies to masculine studies, queer theory and sexuality studies.

Gender studies is deeply committed to an intersectional analysis of the phenomena it examines, understanding that gender, class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, power and inequality are inextricably connected.

The inaugural event, which was introduced by Principal Professor Sally Mapstone, who is a member of the StAIGS Management Committee, included workshops to introduce the ways in which gender studies connects to their research.


Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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