Politics and International Relations at Leicester

Feminism, Global Ethics and Political Theory (FemGEPT)

The Feminism, Global Ethics and Political Theory (FemGEPT) cluster of HyPIR encompasses a broad research agenda with a strong theoretical, feminist, ethical and critical angle. The cluster members teach and conduct research in dialogue with some of the most important themes of our times: from animal and human rights to war and intervention, from protest, resistance and civil disobedience to non/violence, peace and pacifism. It is also concerned with the questions and problems of citizenship, migration, slavery, the politics of protection and biopolitics, applying theories of gender, sexuality, race and caste to the ethics of health, politics of identity, inequality and development. The cluster engages with continental, liberal and postcolonialism thought, as well as international relations theory and the ‘everyday’. 

FemGEPT is closely linked with the MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics, and with the Department’s Doctoral programme.

The group holds regular events including lectures by external speakers, seminars, and workshops, and aims to provide a supportive research environment for academics and research students to share their work and ideas.

Cluster members

Academic staff

Current research students

  • Anwar Afhim
  • Salado Ahmed
  • Damara Bee
  • Gaverne Bennett
  • Tim Jones
  • Yohan Kim
  • Chidinma Mbaegbu
  • Anastasia Nkhalamba
  • Martin Nthakomwa
  • Faith Obot
  • Susana Pickett
  • Saloni Pradhan

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