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Welcome to the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies

Kathy Prendergast, Untitled, 1985, watercolour, 56.5 x 75.6 cm, TCD Collections.

Kathy Prendergast, Untitled, 1985, watercolour, 56.5 x 75.6 cm, TCD Collections

Gender and Women’s Studies has a distinguished history at Trinity College. The Centre was founded in 1988. In 2005 we joined the School of Histories and Humanities. The research of the Centre examines the representation and performance of gender, principally in western culture, and methodological approaches its study, past and present. Although the Centre embraces interdisciplinary study, the research of its staff is rooted in the humanities tradition.

The Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies offers a taught M.Phil. programme in Gender and Women’s Studies. This can be studied as a one-year full-time programme or part-time over two years. Further information on this programme can be found here.

“The M.Phil. year was one of the best years of my life”
Cathy Cregan, M.Phil. Student

Students interested in pursuing doctoral research concerned with gender and/or women’s studies within the School of Histories and Humanities should contact Dr Catherine Lawless. Dr Lawless is on research leave in Spring 2016, and in her absence prospective students should contact Dr Laura Cleaver. More information about research degrees is available here.

From 2016 the Centre will offer an undergraduate module that can be studied as part of the Broad Curriculum programme. More details about the Broad Curriculum programme can be found here. The staff of the Centre also contribute to undergraduate teaching as part of the programmes offered by the School of Histories and Humanities, and supervise undergraduate dissertations.

The Centre boasts a vibrant research community. For details of research events in the Centre and elsewhere in College click here, and follow us on twitter.


News & Events

Polska Eire Solidarity According to Women Film Screening
Followed by discussion moderated by Dr Mary Condren (Centre for Gender & Women's Studies)
Thursday 19th May, 6:30
Trinity Long Room Hub

Last updated 9 May 2016 Email: (Email).