Beyond self-evidence and exclusion

Why, where and for whom is particular knowledge important? These are the questions that are key to every post-colonial and feminist research project that the Gender Studies research group carries out. Based on a feminist and post-colonial perspective, our researchers seek to identify, understand, and rectify socio-cultural processes of inclusion and exclusion.

By breaking open the relationship between self-evidence, truth, and power, the Gender Studies researchers create new perspectives on art, culture, knowledge, and society. They study issues relating to social justice, equality, and difference at a number of levels, from the empirical social to the symbolic, cultural and science-critical. By problematising universalistic claims, they produce new knowledge about these issues.

Areas of expertise: diversity | ethnicity | emancipation | integration | masculinity | queer | trans | postsecular | posthuman | cultural critique | literature | film | new media | photography | performance arts

By displacing the perspective from the centre to the margins, research in this field has uncovered largely ignored patterns and themes that play a role in the lives and work of women and/or people with non-Western backgrounds, artists, and practitioners of cultural studies. Gender research also contributes to the exact sciences, and some insights in the medical sciences have even proved to have life-saving consequences.

News

5 November 2018
The PCI announces its 8th film series with a selection of films that draw on a variety of different contexts in our postcolonial world.
Linda Senden, hoogleraar Europees Recht.
5 October 2018
California requires listed companies to appoint a woman on the board. Three questions to Linda Senden, expert European gender equality.
13 September 2018
This book offers an innovative take on the role of intellectuals in Europe through a postcolonial lens.
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Events

Ana Dragojlovic
15 November 2018 15:30 - 17:00
On Thursday November 15 Ana Dragojlovic will give a 'Doing Gender Lecture' on Politics of Queer Affect.
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20 November 2018 14:30 - 17:30
On 20 November the Gender & Diversity Hub organises a stakeholder meeting.
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23 November 2018 09:00 - 17:30
A Conference on Ethos and Partisanship.
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