The Gender and Diversity Hub offers a platform in which our academics strengthen their ties with researchers from different departments and faculties. The Hub promotes scientific dialogue, interaction and collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The interdisciplinary nature of the Hub allows for new ways to tackle common issues and objectives to be explored and investigated. See below for a selection of the Hub’s research projects.
From ‘fix the women’ to ‘fix the system’: strengthening women’s economic resilience
Belle Derks and Tanja van der Lippe have received an NWO grand of 1.6 million euros for their research project into the economic resilience of women.
UU students and sex/gender registration
Hannah van Wikselaar and Eva Soeterik research how students experience sex/gender registration practices at Utrecht University.
Postcolonial Justice in Postcolonial Europe
Jamila Mascat has received IOS seed money to work on the project “Postcolonial Justice in Postcolonial Europe: Recognition, Reparation, Restitution”.
Division of paid work, care and household tasks between fathers and mothers in times of COVID-19
Sociologists investigate the extent to which division of labor between parents is changed.
Gender, Sexuality & Migration
This project focuses on wellbeing at the intersection of gender, sexuality and migration.
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on gender equality and inclusion
This project focuses on the impact the COVID-19 crisis has on our society, exploring how it may simultaneously exacerbate existing inequalities, constituting a setback to gender equality achievements of recent decades, and prove to be a window of opportunity for enhancing equality.
Gender gaps in part-time / full-time work
This project focuses on the large gap in average work hours between women and men in the Dutch labor market.