Gender Hub

Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender

Wolfson College’s Interdisciplinary Research Hub on Gender brings together our international fellows, students, and alumni to create an open and active channel for discussions about gender and elevate gender-related research by college members. 

Gender Hub

Gender has long been—and continues to be—an important feature in understanding and promoting equality and inclusivity. 2020 has seen a spike in gendered issues, including a ‘shadow pandemic’ of intimate partner violence coinciding with COVID-19 lockdows, an increase in violence against trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx (especially toward Black trans women), and a lack of emotional support networks available to men dealing with mental health challenges. Gender is everywhere in our daily lives, and we hope that this Hub can facilitate lasting conversations approaching gender from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

The Hub brings together passionate individuals spanning a variety of disciplines and generations through accessible events, informal discussions, and advocacy initiatives. Drawing on Wolfson’s strengths of its diverse international student base, professional networks, and world-class researchers, our Hub fosters important discussions about gender and creates a platform for college members to highlight their own work on gendered issues. Our work also recognizes that gender intersects with other axes of oppression, inclusive of race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and dis/ability status, among others. The Hub is committed to understanding and emphasizing these intersections in the events we hold and the initiatives we put forward.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Strategic Priorities 

The Gender Research Hub is committed to offering a platform to elevate gender-related research at college, and create lasting conversations about gender issues amongst our members. Our strategic priorities include:

  • Fostering an intellectual community among all scholars whose research relates to gender, understood broadly to encompass a variety of disciplines and sexualities.
  • Raising the profile of college members who are doing research on gender, and providing them with ample opportunities to discuss their research with others through work-in-progress talks, conferences, and informal events.

Current Initiatives and Projects:

  • A work-in-progress series for students to casually discuss their research with an audience at college
  • An event to commemorate International Sex Worker’s Rights Day (3 March 2021)
  • A conference for International Women’s Day (8 March 2021)



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What's on

WRE 2021

(Virtual) Wolfson Research Event 2021

28/04/2021 at 10.00

The 2021 Wolfson Research Event takes place from 28 April to 4 May. Browse through the schedule and register below.

Chaukidari  Enquiry Committee 1938-40

Humanities Society - The World of the Village Watchman in Colonial Eastern India

04/05/2021 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

Dr Nicola Rollock

Lee Lecture - The Rules of Racial Standing: Race and Racism in the Era of the Public Lynching of George Floyd

05/05/2021 at 18.00

This year's Lee Seng Tee Distinguished lecture will be given by Dr Nicola Rollock, Senior Adviser to the Vice-chancellor on Race & Higher Education.

Adeel Khan

Green Society - How to use the power of social media for good?

13/05/2021 at 18.00

The Green Society organises regular talks during term time. During Easter term 2021, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.