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Symposium: What’s to be Repaired? Postcolonial Justice in Postcolonial Europe
From Thursday June 22 till Friday June 24, 2022 GGeP staff member Jamila Mascat in partnership with BAK – basis voor actuele kunst and Casco Art Institute organize a two-day symposium that brings together interdisciplinary academics, experts, and activists to discuss postcolonial reparations as a strategy for fighting postcolonial inequalities, combating structural racism, and decolonising societies in Western Europe. The symposium will also host: on June 22 the screening of the film The Object’s Interlacing (2020) by Kader Attia at BAK, with an introduction by Maria Hlavajova (BAK) and Wietske Maas (BAK), on June 23 the European launch of the African Futures Action Lab – a newly founded platform for knowledge and policy development committed to strengthening racial justice movements across Africa, Europe and the Americas – with co-founders Amah Edoh and Liliane Umubyeyi., and this will be followed by the guest lecture by Mame-Fatou Niang “French, but not (Q)White?: Expanding Frenchness for the 21st Century”, as part of the Lecture series Race et culture organised in partnership by Utrecht University, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon on June 24.
GEMMA: Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies [Sept. 2022 applications closed]
Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA), is a two-year postgraduate interdisciplinary study programme that provides high quality education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the areas of Women’s Studies, Gender Studies and Equal Opportunities across Europe and beyond. Students benefit from international mobility as they study at two different European universities and obtain a double diploma from the Home and Mobility institutions. The call for scholarships and for self-funded students is now closed (start programme in September 2022). For more information, see here.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019, the GEMMA Master has been included among the ten Erasmus+ projects that have contributed the most to gender equity and empowerment of women. See here
Utrecht Gender Studies statement – Palestine Solidarity Statement
The Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) at Utrecht University together with the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) condemn the brutal Israeli assaults against the Palestinians and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people who are rising up against seven decades of Israeli settler colonial violence. Read our statement here.
Sarah Trottier receives second edition of the Hélène Phoa Gender Studies Research Thesis Prize 2021
The year 2021 marks the second awarding of the external link . In 2020, Anita Prša became the first ever recipient of the prize. This year, Sarah Trottier had the honour of receiving the prize for her thesis titled The Colonial Poetics of TikTok: Talking Dogs, Queer-Coded Cottages, and Getting to Know YourSelf through the Algorithm. The prize was awarded during the diploma Graduation Ceremony of the Research Master Gender Studies on November 4, 2021. The jury enjoyed reading all submitted theses, as they offer an exciting view of what constitutes Gender Studies for a new generation. Although the jury encountered a variety of topics and approaches all submitted work had one thing in common: all authors were committed to knowledge production that contributes to social justice and inclusive diversity. See here for the complete interview with this year’s winner.
Utrecht Gender Studies statement #blacklivesmatter
These are momentous times. After weeks of shut down and Covid-19 related anxieties, the world has erupted in mass protests in support of #blacklivesmatter and anti-racist struggles. The Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) at Utrecht University together with the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG) stands in solidarity with the growing global protests and the work that activist groups and organisations everywhere undertake in order to fight structural racism, white supremacy and the continued colonial order. Read our statement here.
GEMMA student Patrick Zaki: trial postponed until June 2022
Thank you all for your support. This is a first step towards Patrick’s final liberation, but let us not forget that the charges against him have not been withdrawn. We will continue working until he is finally acquitted of all charges against him and he can resume his studies in GEMMA and obtain his Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degrees.
For more information, see here.
UU Graduate Gender Programme exhibitions 2019:
Exhibition: Footnotes on Equality – in collaboration with Casco Art Institute Utrecht.
Exhibition by MOED: What is left unseen – in collaboration with Centraal Museum Utrecht and the research team of MOED: Museum of Equality and Difference
Hub Gender and Diversity, UU
The Gender and Diversity Hub provides a demand-driven platform that focuses on analyzing and solving gender and diversity issues as put forward by our societal partners. As such, it provides a meeting ground for both researchers and stakeholders, to exchange and enhance their expertise across disciplines, to share and develop best practices and to put possible solutions to the test with a view to truly contributing to the empowerment of under-represented groups in society and to combating stereotyping.
The Gender and Diversity Hub brings together the wide and exceptional expertise on gender and diversity that is available at Utrecht University. We are in a unique position to address the growing need for collaboration between interdisciplinary research and societal partners. The Gender and Diversity Hub of Utrecht University joins forces with societal partners to solve complex gender and diversity issues, as well as to develop strategies for implementing diversity in order to achieve societal inclusion and change. The Gender and Diversity Hub is part of research expertise area Institutions for Open Societies.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Utrecht University
Utrecht University stimulates diversity and inclusion within education, research and the organisation. A diverse community of students and teachers contributes to an inspiring and challenging learning environment. In addition, this is a good preparation for working in a pluriform society. Diversity enriches the academic debate and contributes to an intensive cooperation and exchange with social organisations. Utrecht University considers it important to contribute to bridging opposites and creating equal opportunities for all. More information here
Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture – A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies (Routledge 2017)
Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture – edited by Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate and Kathrin Thiele – is an introductory text for students specialising in gender studies. The truly interdisciplinary and intergenerational approach bridges the gap between humanities and the social sciences, and it showcases the academic and social context in which gender studies has evolved. Complex contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, neo-liberalism and ‘fundamentalism’ are addressed that stir up new questions relevant to the study of culture. This vibrant and wide-ranging collection of essays is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible but sophisticated guide to the very latest issues and concepts within gender studies. For more info read here.
The German version Doing Gender in Medien-, Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, edited by Rosemarie Buikema and Kathrin Thiele was published in 2017 by LitVerlag. For more info read here.
Revolts in Cultural Critique – Rosemarie Buikema (Rowman & Littlefield 2020)
has been released as part of the , published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2020.
The book is centered around the relationship between art and political transformation. From Charlotte Brontë and Virginia Woolf, to Marlene van Niekerk and William Kentridge, artists and intellectuals have tried to address the question: How to deal with the legacy of exclusion and oppression? Via substantive works of art, this book examines some of the answers that have emerged to this question, to show how art can put into motion something new and how it can transform social and cultural relations in a sustainable way. In this way, art can function as an effective form of cultural critique.
Contribution to publication Beperkt Zicht from Women Inc.
Women are less common in media than men. Research from the Commissioner of Media shows that between 2010 and 2015 their participation in TV-shows from public broadcasting has even decreased. Commissioned by Women Inc. the UU Graduate Gender Program together with Atria dove into the current state of affairs regarding the representation of women: how often do they appear in the media, in what role and are there differences between several media (television, radio, newspapers, online newssources, social media)? The publication Beperkt Zicht (only available in Dutch) can be found here.