IGS Gender Hub
IGS and Gender Hub partnership for academic networking at Oxford University.
What is Gender Hub?
Gender Hub is an academic networking initiative for Oxford students in any department with an interest in gender research.
We organise around three main principles:
1) Gender Hub should exist as a resource for members, not one more obligation in your busy schedules.
2) Gender Hub will send no more than one group email per week to members.
3) We hope to turn one of Oxford's perceived weaknesses (lonely, embattled gender researchers scattered across departments) into a strength (interdisciplinary criticism and support).
What can Gender Hub do for me?
If you are a student already studying a gender-related issue:
Gender Hub can put you in touch with someone to help you move your research project or essay to the next level. Are you working on your research questions, literature review, fieldwork plans, or writing up? Or, do you feel your department does not offer much in terms of academic support for your gender-related research? Just tell us your problem on this form. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We would love to have you on our list of ‘rapid-response mentors’. This means you are available for one-time requests for help such as proof-reading, giving advice on what sources to read, advice on research design or methodology, etc. You don’t have to be an expert and you don’t have to agree to all mentoring requests. If you are a second-year MPhil student, you can provide valuable advice and encouragement to a first-year, an MSc student, or an undergraduate. You can choose to join the roster when you sign up for Gender Hub.
If you do not research gender but would like to learn more:
Write in to Gender Hub with your questions!
If you think your research may have a gender dimension to it, but you are unfamiliar with the literature, Gender Hub mentors can point you in the right direction.
Dr Kerrie Thornhill, Gender Hub Coordinator