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Gender and sexuality studies

Birkbeck has a strong tradition in interdisciplinary gender and sexuality studies, and encourages students to think in innovative and critical ways about the topics they are investigating. Your study can take a wide variety of forms and may cover themes from across the social sciences, arts and humanities.

Our students benefit from being part of a vibrant research environment including the Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) research group which includes internationally renowned scholars and a programme of events and talks.

Birkbeck historian awarded British Academy/Wolfson Fellowship

A major grant will enable Dr Rebecca Darley to produce the first ever study of the Western Indian Ocean in Late Antiquity.

Birkbeck historian appointed to UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation academic advisory board

Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann will advise on the content of the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, an initiative backed by all former British Prime Ministers.

‘Jews, Money, Myth’ exhibition wins 2019 Museums Change Lives Award

The exhibition at the Jewish Museum London, developed in partnership with the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Birkbeck, confronts and debunks deeply held stereotypes surrounding Jews and money.

Birkbeck professor’s book up for major literary prizes

'Maoism: A Global History' by Professor Julia Lovell has been shortlisted for the Al Rodhan Prize and the Cundhill History Prize, and longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize.

Orientation events at Birkbeck

The programme of Orientation and course induction events are a great chance for students to meet new classmates and to prepare as well as possible for the start of term.