05 October 2021: We welcome a new institutional partner to our project: the Secretariat of Education in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.  Their support will be instrumental in reaching a larger number of participants from Central-West Brazil.


September 2021


16 September 2021: Gender-ing ELT has been featured in The Manilla Times, the longest-running and one of the leading broadsheets in English in the Philippines.  For more information, please follow this link.

August 2021


16 August 2021: Vander Viana published a review of Paiz's (2020) Queering the English language classroom: A practical guide for teachers in TESOL Journal.

July 2021


03 July 2021: Vander Viana and Aisling O'Boyle participated in the Educational Forum "Looking to the future: How our work in education could be supported for sustainable development and social wellbeing" at the Chinese Educational Research Association (CERA) Annual Conference 2021.  Their presentation was entitled "Sustainable development in English language education: Researching gender matters across countries".


20 July 2021: The Gender-ing ELT project team welcomes a new member: Gulsah Kutuk joins the University of East Anglia as the UK-based Research Associate.

June 2021


14 June 2021: The information for the 2021 CERA Annual Conference is available here.  Vander Viana and Aisling O'Boyle have been invited to participate in the panel discussion entitled "Looking to the future: how our work in education could be supported for sustainable development and social wellbeing" (for more information, see  They will be presenting the Gender-ing ELT project to conference participants.

May 2021


05 May 2021: Vander Viana published a review of Sauntson's (2020) new book - Researching language, gender and sexuality: A student guide - in Applied Linguistics.


05 May 2021: Our project was featured in, an open-access news outlet in Indonesia.  The story in Indonesian can be found here.


06 May 2021: The lauch of our Gender-ing ELT research project was featured in Banten Raya, a print daily newspaper in Indonesia.

April 2021


12 April 2021: We're on Twitter now!  You can follow us @genderingELT for the brief news on Gender-ing ELT.


19 April 2021: Our project has a page on Facebook - you can like us here and keep updated on the project.

March 2021


08 March 2021: The project team now has a dedicated e-mail address.  You can now write to us at  We very much look forward to hearing from colleagues all over the world interested in supporting the project as well as working together to address the gender gap as indicated in United NationsSustainable Development Goal 5.


29 March 2021: Our website is now live!  You can now learn about the latest developments in our project at

January 2021


20 January 2021: Excellent news!  The research team in charge of “Gender-ing ELT: International perspectives, practices and policies” has just been informed about the successful outcome of its submission to the British Council’s Widening Participation Research Grants.  The proposal has scored extremely high in all three evaluation criteria and was ranked #1 in the theme “Gender Equity and Equality in English Language Learning and Teaching”.