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On Awino Okech

"For feminist movements, the impetus for our mobilization needs to be framed by the fact that violence as a tool to discipline and reassert heteronormative identities along gender and racialized class lines is now entrenched in public global policy."- (Awino Okech, On Feminist Futures and Movement Imperatives)

Dr. Awino Okech teaching and research interests lie in the nexus between gender, sexuality, security and nation/state making projects as they occur in conflict and post-conflict societies. She remains deeply attentive to power in knowledge production and transfer processes and explores these dynamics through her methodological and pedagogical choices in her research and in the classroom.

Prior to her appointment at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, she worked in the development sector across various sub-regions in Africa for over decade, supporting women rights organisations and local movements in building local capacities for peace. This work remains central to her scholarship and teaching and is illustrated in ongoing support to feminist social justice movements in Africa and feminist movement building organisations globally. At CGS, she convenes and contributes to a range of postgraduate modules including Gender Theory, Queer Politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Dissertation Methods for Gender Studies, African Feminism/s: Theories, Politics and Action and Gender and Security in Africa

If you are interested in her work, please use the link here.

Below please find a copy of her article, On Feminist Futures and Movement Imperatives.

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