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

Asmahan Mahmoud en Elaheh (Ella) Akin
6 May 2019
InclUsion enables refugees to study at Utrecht University, but what should you do if you can't pay the travel costs to Utrecht?
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5 April 2019
The Trump government only wants to make it possible for military personnel to present themselves as their biological sex.
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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.
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Events

23 May 2019 12:00 - 13:30
You are warmly invited to the Gender and Diversity Hub’s brown bag conversation.
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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.
3 June 2019 09:24 - 5 June 2019 23:00
Online Conference about Nutrition-sentitive Agriculture organised by the the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of the United Nations
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