BiGS provides a forum for innovative interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange in gender and sexuality studies. It brings together scholars working in the arts and humanities and the social sciences and encourages dialogue with practitioners in the creative industries as well as with non-academic constituencies. 

As well as fostering postgraduate teaching and research, BiGS organizes a wide range of events.

BiGS welcomes suggestions for collaborations from colleagues from across Birkbeck's departments and schools. Those with proposals should contact the Director, Kate Maclean.