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Gender Institute

Gender Institute

Research. Teaching. Impact.

Welcome to the Gender Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Founded in 2020 with funding from the British Academy, the Gender Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London looks to become a hub for study, teaching, learning, and activism about gender and sexuality on campus. The Institute has three primary goals: to support faculty and student research and research collaboration in the study of gender and sexuality, to support teaching and learning of and around gender and sexuality, and to produce resources for community engagement and impact around gender and sexuality. 

As we build our programming, the Gender Institute is interested in what members of the Royal Holloway Community would like the Institute to provide, how members of the community would like to be involved, and how Royal Holloway's students and staff see its Gender Institute. Please email us, and/or fill out our stakeholder survey!

Each month for the 2022-2023 Academic Year, The Gender Institute will be featuring a scholar who studies gender at Royal Holloway, including information about the scholar on our page, social media blasts, and a talk! 

Scholar of the Month November 2022


.                                            Professor Ruth Hemus 

Professor Hemus is a Professor in French and Visual Arts, Head of the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture, Director of the Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI) and member of the Centre for Visual Cultures at Royal Holloway. Her research interests are the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century spanning literature, performance and visual arts with a focus on gender. 

Recent Publications include:

The Poetry of Céline Arnauld: From Dada to Ultra-Modern Hemus, R., 28 Sep 2020, Cambridge: Legenda. (Research Monographs in French Studies; vol. 58).

Dada's Women - Performing Gender
Hemus, R.1 Nov 2019The Great Monster Dada Show. Bresciani, A. M. & Wildhagen Gjessing, O. (eds.). Hovikodden: Henie Onstad Kunstsenterp. 42-53

Professor Hemus' full publication record is available on Pure.

                    Scholar of the Month Speaker Session:
                         Tuesday 22nd November at 4pm                                                                                via Microsoft Teams

“Curating the avant-garde: Dada's women in exhibition spaces" 

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