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GFGRG sponsored posts at the RGS-IBG 2019

The GFGRG is proud to be involved with the RGS-IBG annual conference 2019. https://www.rgs.org/research/annual-international-conference/  The conference will take place at the RGS-IBG in London from 28-30th August 2019. The GFGRG are proudly sponsoring 12 sessions which cover a range of … Continue reading

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GFGRG committee posts up for renewal

We have a number of Committee roles up for renewal (see terms of service below). Dissertation prize coordinator (2019 – 2022) (you would become part of a team of 3) The dissertation coordinator is responsible for advertising the undergraduate dissertation … Continue reading

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GFGRG 2017-2018 Dissertation prize

We are delighted to announce the winners of the GFGRG 2017-2018 dissertation prize 1st prize: Jessica Pandian (LSE) ‘Colombian Women in London: Shaping Collective Memory through Art in the Post-Conflict Era’.   joint 2nd prize: Isabelle Green (University of Oxford) ‘The … Continue reading

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Vacancies on the GFGRG committee

We currently have a number of opportunities to join the GFGRG committee.  Applications are open for Chair, Web Coordinator and a Postgraduate Representative. These vacancies will be filled via a vote at our forthcoming AGM, which will be held at … Continue reading

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Women and resistance in Kashmir. By Yogesh Mishra.

While looking for some material on women and resistance in the context of Kashmir conflict, I came across a ‘call for resistance poetry’ celebrating Kashmiri Women’s Resistance day. This blog on Kashmir Lit says “23rd February is observed as Kashmiri … Continue reading

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GFGRG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize – Entries now open

The competition is now open and accepting entries for the best dissertation on any issue relating to geographies and gender. The dissertations should usually be 10,000 words or more and should be submitted as a PDF file, along with a … Continue reading

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Women’s empowerment, development discourse and shifting subjectivities: Everyday performances of gender in rural Uganda. By Caragh Bennet.

Caragh Bennet is the third-prize winner of the GFGRG 2016-17 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. At the first world conference on “Women in Development” in Mexico, 1975, the UN declared women to be the ‘so-far unexploited resource for greater efficiency in development’ … Continue reading

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Working 9 to 5: Challenging the neoliberal (academic) self. By Eleanor Wilkinson

I walk down the corridor of my department and find that our recently repainted office doors have each been adorned with a pin-board. As I continue, I observe how these new boards are being used. One door is taken up … Continue reading

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A Bosnian girl: Understanding the female gender and nationality, in post-conflict, post-socialist Sarajevo. By Rebecca Collinson

Rebecca Collinson is the second-prize winner of the GFGRG 2016-17 Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. A year and a half ago I began investigating the intersectionality of gendered, nationalist and religious identities for my undergraduate dissertation. Having been inspired by previous university … Continue reading

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Call for expressions of interest: Geography’s Glass Ceilings? Professional Mentoring Event

“Glass ceilings” and “stone floors” have become common descriptors in discussions of women’s career trajectories. Writing in 2016, Maddrell et al. note that while there has been positive action in gender equality in the academic workplace geography should not assume … Continue reading

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