Welcome to the Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group!

We are a research group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).

We promote the study of the geographical implications of gender differentiation in society and geographical research from a feminist perspective, encourage and facilitate the exchange of information and ideas with reference to research and teaching in these areas and disseminate information through its publications.

The activities of the Group include a series of meetings throughout the year, newsletters, mentoring events, writing retreats and postgraduate research student days.

We are friendly, welcoming and supportive group. We are especially interested in hearing from PhD colleagues, Early Career Academics and LGBTQ+ Geographers. International in our outlook, we particularly welcome scholars from the Global South.

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RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2024: sponsored sessions announced!

The Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group (GFGRG) would like to invite expressions of interest for sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG 2024 Annual Conference. The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference will take place from the evening of Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th August 2024 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London and online. 

The conference will be chaired by Professor Stephen Legg (University of Nottingham), and the Chair’s theme is mapping. This theme ‘will explore mapping in all its forms, in a world that is saturated with maps, from historical cartography to the newest technologies and practices of map-making.. More information can be found here

We welcome sessions that address pressing and topical issues relating to gender and feminist geographies, and particularly encourage those directly related to the conference theme.  We are happy to support a range of formats – panels, round tables, Q&As, practitioner forums, films, performances etc., as well as applications for co-sponsored with other research groups. 

You can find the RGS guidelines for session proposals online.   

The deadline for sponsored session proposal submissions to GFGRG is 9th February 2024. 

Please email queries and submissions to the group’s chair Kate Maclean kate.maclean@ucl.ac.uk including session title (max 15 words) and abstract (max 300 words), name(s) and affiliation(s) of the session convenor(s), and the anticipated format of the session. 

Session convenors will be notified soon after as to whether or not GFGRG will be able to provide sponsorship for the session. We can sponsor up to 12 session slots. Please bear in mind that sessions cannot occupy more than two slots in the whole programme. 

Once a sponsorship decision has been made, convenors will have until 1st March 2024 to provide the full session details (with all proposed papers and presenters) for final submission to the RGS-IBG. 

RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2023

The RGS-IBG Annual International Conference took place from the evening of Tuesday 29 August to Friday 1 September 2023 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London and online.

The conference was chaired by Professor Harriet Bulkeley (University of Durham), with the theme ‘Climate changed geographies.’

**Check out our conference blog here and follow our conference blogger Poppy Budworth as she takes over our twitter account @GFG_RGSIBG!**

Last year we were delighted to sponsor the following sessions:

Wednesday 30th August

Sketching out Contours of Feminist Political Ecology

Gendered resistances to violence: activism and research

Care and ‘crises’: Reimagining 21st Century challenges through a feminist lens

Thursday 31st August

Decolonialism, knowledge production and GRRIPP funded efforts,

Constellations of Co-Resistance: Reorienting Alternative Forms of Resistance (

Mapping feminist approaches to climate change education

Friday 1st September

New and emerging research within Gender and Feminist Geographies

Vulnerable groups shaping Latin American cities