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

9 September 2019
This special issue charts new directions in digital media and migration studies from a gendered, postcolonial, and multidisciplinary perspective.
30 August 2019
GEMMA is an interdisciplinary degree in Gender Studies, which is provided by the Graduate Gender Programme of Utrecht.
24 June 2019
Two Utrecht University projects from have received a funding from the NWO programme PHDs in the Humanities.
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Events

21 October 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Desi Prianti will defend her PhD thesis in the University Hall.
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