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InterGender PhD course:
Intersectionality – paradigms and challenges



Date:
October 19-21, 2009

Deadline for application:
June 1, 2009

Venue:
Stockholm University, Sweden

Teachers:
Professor Antje Hornscheidt, Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin
PhD Renita Sörensdotter, Centre for Gender Studies, Stockholm University
Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester

Coordinators:
Professor Antje Hornscheidt, Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt-University, Berlin
PhD Renita Sörensdotter, Centre for Gender Studies, Stockholm University
Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester in collaboration with
Director of the Research School, Professor Nina Lykke
and Dr. Anna Lundberg, both at Linköping University, Sweden.

Course description:
This graduate course takes up models and paradigms in gender studies which are recently subsumed under the heading “intersectionality”. There are, however, longstanding traditions of feminist and gender studies as well as – among others – feminist and black political activism which have developed concepts in order to analyse multiple oppressions, complex discriminations, privileges and interdependent domination-relations. Some of them have been adapted and/or re/configured in recent models of intersectionality. The course aims at a critical re-evaluation of this theoretical and methodological development in gender studies, in relation to the students’ own projects.

The course conceptualizes intersectionality as a travelling concept and asks for different lines of development and applications. On the one hand, concrete research opportunities given by the concept are taken up; on the other hand the role of intersectionality in gender studies and its institutionalisation is also discussed. We will look into mutual receptions and ex- and inclusions of models of intersectionality and queer studies. Besides an overview over different models and their possible applications on different research topics and questions, the course will also contextualise academic knowledge processes.

Students in the course are encouraged to adapt the theories, methodologies and models on their own projects and to present and discuss their ideas during the course. It is the course’s aim to enable students to understand similarities and differences between different models, concepts and terminologies and to decide upon which advantages and challenges these models can have for their respective research projects.

See www.intergender.net/?q=node/115

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