The Directors for the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies are Karen Boyle (Professor of Feminist Media Studies) and Kirstein Rummery (Professor of Social Policy). Their Joint Directorship speaks to the inter-disciplinary focus of the Centre which seeks to bring together scholars across the University who are undertaking work on gender and feminist issues. A full list of affiliated colleagues is provided below and gives some sense of the diverse areas in which we can offer expert postgraduate supervision at both taught and research levels.
The Centre also provides an inter-disciplinary home for the MLitt/MSc in Gender Studies (Applied). These programmes were the brainchild of Alison Jasper (Religious Studies) and Dee Amy-Chinn (Communications, Media and Culture), who have both worked on gender and feminist issues inside – and outside – the academy for many years. Keen to see Stirling harness its range of expertise on gender and develop as a centre of excellence for those who want to undertake advanced study on gender and sexuality, Dee and Alison initiated the Gender Studies programme. Sadly, Dee retired on health grounds just as the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies was established. Following Dee's death in 2015, the Dr Dee Amy-Chinn Scholarship was launched.