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

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15 March 2019
The 'GEMMA Master' has been included among the ten 'Erasmus+' projects that have contributed the most to women empowerment and gender equity.
Prof. mr. Linda Senden. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
8 March 2019
Linda Senden spoke in several newspapers about the controversial target law and the gender quota.
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4 March 2019
An in-depth article by Kate Frederick, Sarah Carmichael, and Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk.
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Events

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26 March 2019 12:00 - 13:30
On 26 March the first lunch conversation, ‘Speaking gender and diversity across the disciplines: how not to get lost in translation', will take place.
Prof. dr. Jenny Slatman
29 March 2019 15:15 - 17:00
On friday 29 March Jenny Slatman will give a seminar about body history.
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3 June 2019 09:00 - 4 June 2019 19:30
A two day event with workshops and seminars on the role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis.
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