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Get involved in the Gender Institute

Get Involved in the Gender Institute

Research. Teaching. Impact.

We welcome you to get involved in the Gender Institute! There are a wide variety of ways to get involved with the Gender Institute at Royal Holloway. Please fill out our survey about possible involvement!

Ways to Be Involved ...

We are still developing the different ways that undergraduate students can become involved in the Gender Institute. We hope to be able to develop significant undergraduate programming in consultation with you about your needs, including contributions to programs and modules as well as co-curricular activity. If you have ideas, please fill out our survey, or approach us. 

For now, if you are a part of an undergraduate student organization with a focus on gender- and/or sexuality-related research, teaching, or activism, we are interested in affiliate organizations. The Gender Institute can co-host events, coordinate speakers, and provide some logistical support for the work that you are doing. 

We are still developing the different ways that graduate students can become involved in the Gender Institute. We hope to be able to develop significant graduate programming in consultation with you about your needs, including contributions to programs and modules as well as co-curricular activity. If you have ideas, please fill out our survey, or approach us. 

For now, if you are a graduate student with significant research interests in gender and/or sexuality, we welcome expressions of interest for affiliation with the Gender Institute. Please reach out to the Gender Institute with your name, a short description of your coursework and research in gender and/or sexuality studies, and your contact information. 

If you are a part of a graduate student organization with a focus on gender- and/or sexuality-related research, teaching, or activism, we are interested in affiliate organizations. The Gender Institute can co-host events, coordinate speakers, and provide some logistical support for the work that you are doing. 

We are still developing the different ways that academic staff can become involved in the Gender Institute. We look to be able to support your research, your teaching, and your impact. If you have ideas about how we can best do that, please fill out our survey, or approach us. 

In the area of research, we hope to be able to host research groups of academic staff and graduate students who have projects related to gender and sexuality underway. We hope to be able to serve as a space where researchers can share, discuss, and provide feedback for each others' research, and forge new research connections. We hope to support our affiliates and associates as they seek external funding for gender and sexuality research, and to be able to provide seed support. The Gender Institute is also open to other ways that we can be supportive of your work in gender and sexuality.  

In the area of teaching, we will engage in providing support for integrating work on gender and sexuality into programs and modules, as well as working with gender-informed frameworks for those teaching endeavors. We will maintain a list of resources for teaching and learning about gender, and host teaching-related events. The Gender Institute is also open to other ways that we can be supportive of your work in teaching gender and sexuality.  

In the area of outreach, the Gender Institute is developing its outreach program as a part of its core mission. We will share with our Associates and Affiliates (as well as the University community writ large) each of our outreach programs. We hope you will contribute to expanding our outreach portfolio. The Gender Institute is committed to being present at Royal Holloway University of London, in Egham, in Surrey, in London, in the United Kingdom, and in the world. 

For now, we are looking for Associate and Affiliate faculty members. We hope that Associate faculty members will participate in the continued development of the educational, research, and outreach missions of the Gender Institute by serving on one of its core committees. We hope that, as the Institute develops, Associate faculty members will serve as discussants at some of our events, and contribute to our curricular or co-curricular offerings. We understand that not everyone who is interested in being a member of the Gender Institute community has time to contribute to its development and maintenance, however, and the Gender Institute is interested in adding value to the experiences of all academic staff interested in research, teaching, and/or outreach around genders and sexualities. Affiliate faculty will receive notification of and be encouraged to attend Gender Institute events, be sent information about funding and research collaboration opportunities, and be kept in the loop about the Institute's activities on campus and in collaboration with other institutions and our communities. 

If you are interested in becoming Associate or Affiliate faculty, please get in touch with us or indicate your interest on our survey. The Institute also has a team who will be contacting academic staff to make connections directly. 

The Gender Institute is not only for students and academic staff. The need for thinking about gender issues and advocating around them exists throughout not only our campus but also all of the other ways that we operate in and interact with daily life. We hope that all employees at Royal Holloway feel welcome at our events and in our conversations, and that we develop mechanisms that contribute to the workplaces of all of the members of our community. If you have ideas about how we can best do that, please fill out our survey, or approach us. As opportunities to get involved develop, they will be posted here. 

Researchers interested in gender and sexuality at Royal Holloway, University of London are interested in developing inter-institution teams to produce cutting-edge research. We have an ever-evolving list of people (see 'People' below) affiliated with the Gender Institute and projects (see 'Projects' below) on which its members are working. Please visit it and reach out to us or the project leads if you have something to offer any of our listed projects. If you are looking for research partners for your own project, please contact the Gender Institute and we will be able to make suggestions. Please engage with us on Twitter (see 'Around the Web' below), and let us know if there are any events that we are hosting that you would like to attend, and/or events that you would like to co-organize. 

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