For our final event of Michaelmas, we will be welcoming Professor Awino Okech for a talk entitled ‘Global Blackness and Transnational Solidarity. Awino Okech is a Professor of Feminist and Security Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies.
Professor Okech’s teaching, and research sits at the nexus of gender, sexuality, conflict, and security studies. Alongside her teaching, Professor Okech also serves as the founding Director of the Feminist Centre for Racial Justice that focuses on the majority world as geographies from which to build feminist imaginaries of “race”.
Prior to joining SOAS, Professor Okech worked for over a decade in the development sector across various sub-regions in Africa, supporting women rights organisations and local movements working at the intersection of gender and conflict. This work remains central to her research, teaching, and public facing work.
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