Hilary Callan, Director of the Royal Anthropological Institute
‘The centre has enjoyed and continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the discipline’s growth point, not only in Oxford but nationally and internationally. Many individual scholars who gained experience at the Centre have obtained Professorships and other high posts in the UK and overseas. The Centre has moved with the times and taken broader development=related issues into its scope’ (April 2008).
Professor Wendy James, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
‘The activities of the Centre have demonstrably contributed to wider general aspects of social and cultural life in this country and elsewhere. One of the measures of its success is now evident in that the relevance of gender has now been recognised and at least partially been incorporated into much mainstream teaching and research’ (April 2008).
Dr. Regine Bendl, Economics and Business Administration Vienna University
'The Centre ‘offers the place and the ‘thinking space’ for their visiting fellows to conduct the own research and the members are very flexible in their supervisory support..My fellowship (at the Centre) was one of the decisive factors in gaining tenure at my university of Vienna’.
Dr. Joyce Endeley, Vice Dean Faculty of Social Sciences HOD Women and Gender Studies, University of Buea, Cameroon.
‘The link (initiated by UNESCO and funded by the British Council) with the Centre has been beneficial to establish contacts ..workshops and seminars have gone a long way in creating awareness of the need for womens’ empowerment. The most highly appreciated outcome is the time it has created for lecturers to carry out research and publications’.
Dr. Shobhita Jain, Indira Gandhi National Open University
[Back home in India] I utilised my experience at IGS to introduce several innovative courses and provided leadership to Sociology faculty members to do likewise [for example, the faculty developed a diploma programme of study on Women’s Empowerment and Development]…
‘[The] outcome of the fellowship was of course timely publication of the collection of essays on plantation women and in addition networking with other fellows, particularly from Africa [Nigeria] opened venues for collaboration in the future……
Lisa Kagenow, Advisor in the Healthcare Sector for Oxford Innovation Ltd,
and Director of Novarix ltd, formerly Senior Advisor for the Scandinavian
International Management Institute, Copenhagen Business School
'I arrived with a focus specifically on intercultural communication in
management and left with a much stronger attention to womens' position in
After being Visiting Fellow at the CCCRW/IGS I invented and produced a
device of use to the healthcare profession. I set up the company Novarix
to take the device to market and I am now developing another medical
I now frequently speak on my experience as a women entrepreneur and
act as mentor at the JIVE programme (UK Resource Centre for Women in
Science, Engineering and Technology).
I would not have thought of doing this had I not gained experienced as a
Visiting Fellow at the CCCRW/IGS.'
Liu Hong, Institute of Linguists teacher and translator of Chinese
While at the Centre she began to write notes for a book which was published as Startling Moon and became a best seller.
‘It has been a life changing experience for me I learned a lot, both from my tutors and other Fellows- women from all over the world and such a diverse background. Although I didn’t choose an academic career, the eye-opening experience at the Centre has helped to make me a writer’.
Tamta Khalvashim, PhD Candidate, University of Georgia
‘All my positive memories and feelings related to useful experiences, perfect educational and research environment and connections with IGS members make me remember this centre as one of the best research centres in the world’.
Sir Raymond Firth, formerly Professor at the LSE and pupil of the legendary Malinowski
‘The work of the Centre has been manifest in both teaching and research. Lectures, seminars and workshops have dealt with a wide range of questions regarding women, from primary health care, breast feeding and nursing in many cultural contexts, to adaptation upon immigration and the relation of women to ritual and religion. Associated with such activities has been much solid publication, including books and over 100 papers of various kinds’.