This course explores key theoretical developments in the study of gender within sociology in recent decades. We devote particular attention to intersectionality but also other influential frameworks and concepts, including: gender as structure, doing gender, hegemonic masculinity, and bargaining with patriarchy. We consider how these theories have evolved over time, examining how they were first articulated and how have they been applied since. The final weeks of the course are structured around some major substantive themes in the field such as work and violence. Throughout the course, we will also pay close attention to questions of method and how these theoretical concepts can be explored empirically.