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 regular 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 Modern Languages)

Alberto Fernández Carbajal, Leverhulme Fellow working on Queer Diasporas: Islam, Homosexuality and a Micropolitics of Dissent (School of English)

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

Dr Lucy Jones, Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics (Nottingham University)

Dr Galina Miazhevich, Lecturer in Media and Communication (University of Leicester)

Maria Morelli, PhD candidate in Italian Studies (School of Modern Languages)

Robert Payne, PhD Candidate in French Studies (School of Modern Languages)

Lidia Salvatori, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Department of Media, Communication and Sociology)

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

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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