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Education University of Groningen Summer Schools

Disturbances and Interventions

Contemporary Practices of Gender Research - U4Society summer school
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Call for papers

This summer school takes its point of departure in Donna Haraway’s Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene (2016) and Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). The areas teachers and students will work with during this summer school, are related to the key words disturbance and intervention inspired by these path-breaking scholars. We will end the summer school with joy and engagement in the writing process.

  • Affect. In this session, we will discuss ways of researching the diversity of affects in empirical and grounded ways which investigates their imbrication in socio-political structures and ideologies.
  • Post-migration, cultural hybridity/translation, transmission. Studying gender from a transnational perspective includes examining post-migrant voices operating at a cultural border zone. In this session, we will analyse the dynamics of these post-migrant voices.
  • Relationality. For both Simone de Beauvoir and Adriana Cavarero, the notion of encounter has provided a conceptual frame for defining our being in the world. In this seminar, we aim at staging an encounter between these thinkers and the students’ research.
  • Identities, politics, movement, narrations. In this session, we will explore current political contestations, narrations and articulations of "identity" with regard to "gender", "race" and "sexuality" and work with different theoretical and methodological approaches from the field of postcolonial, queer and intersectional theories.
  • Writing in stuck places. This session aims to offer hands on tips as well as to inspire PhD students in the process of writing by reflecting on the various kinds of writing we do and with the aim of enhancing a sense of joy and engagement in the writing process.

Practical information

Dates 24 - 28 August 2020
Location Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Courtroom, Oude Boteringestraat 38, 9712 GK Groningen
Information Prof. dr.Petra Broomans, p.broomans / Pieternella.Broomans
Dr. Mathilde van Dijk, mathilde.van.dijk
Workload Corresponding to 7.5 ECTS, to be awarded by the student’s home university upon request
Fee € 100

This summer school is designed for gender research oriented PhD-students from the participating universities, preferably halfway through their contracts. If there are vacancies, (Research) Master students can also be accepted.

How to apply

To apply, please download the application form and send it to mathilde.van.dijk .
Please read the requirements carefully.

There are 18 spots available, only for students from Universities of the U4Society Network.

Deadline for application: 15 February 2020.

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