Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (IGSRC)

Latest international research on gender and sexuality have focused on the intersections between gender and sexuality with other categories, such as race, ethnicity, social class, temporality and space, age, disability and embodiment, and have thus emphasized the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the field. The objective of this research cluster created in 2015 is to bring together researchers and Postgraduate students from the University of Leicester, as well as external scholars, to reflect on these links across disciplines. In this dynamic and collaborative environment, we are interested in exploring how different historical, cultural, social, political and linguistic contexts impact on and constantly reconfigure the realities, meanings and codes of gender, sexuality and sexual practices. Eric De Kolb

We hold research meetings, seminar series and a larger scale yearly event, but we are keen to hear about and support other sporadic events during the course of the year (film series, reading groups, round tables etc.). We welcome applications of interest from academics, postgraduate students, artists and the public who would like to contribute or take part to our activities.

For all inquiries contact: Dr Marion Krauthaker


Dr Marion Krauthaker: Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies (School of Modern Languages, University of Leicester) -

Dr Michela Baldo: Honorary Fellow in Translation Studies (University of Hull) -

PG Coordinator

Karol Valderrama Burgos, PhD Candidate focusing on Latin American cinema and representations of gender (School of Modern Languages)


Dr Oliver Brett, University Tutor (School of Modern Languages)

Dr David Clark, Senior Lecturer in  Medieval Studies (School of English)

Dr Nicole Fayard, Senior Lecturer in French Studies (School of Arts)

Dr Claire Jenkins, Lecturer in Film and Television Studies (School of Arts)

Dr Liz Jones, Lecturer in French Studies (School of Modern Languages)

Dr Maria Morelli, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow (University of Milan) -

Sunayana Newar, , PhD candidate (School of Media, Communication and Sociology)

Dr Saoirse O'Shea, Senior University Tutor and Teaching Fellow (School of Business)

Dr Robert Payne, Teaching Assistant (Université de Haute Alsace)

Dr Emma Staniland: Teaching Fellow in Spanish and Latin American Studies (School of Modern Languages)

IGSRC 2018 Conference, Friday 30 November, University of Leicester

Feminist readings of hetero-patriarchal sexism and violence in Francophone, Italophone and Hispanophone texts and contexts.

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Past Events

2017: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: Postgraduate Perspectives (The University of Leicester, June)

2016: Ideologies and Theories of Gender - France and Italy (The University of Leicester, May)

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