The Centre for Gender in Politics serves the growing community of feminist scholars and activists in international studies who apply a gendered lens to understand challenges in global politics. Research conducted at the centre investigates the centrality of gender, in intersection with other categories such as race, class, sexuality and ability, in shaping local, national and global dynamics. Inspired by Cynthia Enloe’s famous slogan “the personal is political, is international”, we argue that these intersections matter in shaping the political, from everyday experiences to political institutions, from cultural production to “high-level” strategies for global security.
The Gender Network is a research network which aims to develop a movement of advocacy, activism and research on gender, justice and society at national and international levels. It is composed of academic staff and postgraduate students at Queen’s.
PRISM is the Queen’s University Belfast LGBT+ staff network, providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for LGBT+ staff in Queen's to regularly meet during working hours to discuss LGBT+ issues and work matters, in addition to planning social events both on and off campus. The network is open to all members of staff who identify as part of the LGBT+ community, with monthly planning meetings on Friday afternoons and more informal lunchtime get-togethers, enabling LGBT+ staff to unite both professionally and socially.
Queen’s LGBT+ Society welcomes people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender but also curious, open-minded and heterosexually identified people alike who wish to be involved in campaign issues or provide support to an LGBT+ friend. The LGBT+ Society at Queen’s was formed officially in the 1960’s although various unofficial groups existed for many years prior to this. It was the first society to be set up on the island of Ireland and has had a long history of activism. It was re-established as an active group a few years ago and progressed steadily providing a comprehensive and confidential Society for all LGBT+ students at Queen's.