PhD Course | Critical Gender Studies in the Life Sciences domain | Sept 8 – Oct 9, 2020

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For more information and to register: https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Critical-Gender-Studies-in-the-Life-Sciences-domains-.htm

Introduction & objectives of the course

Today, research in the life sciences done to support sustainable development is increasingly interdisciplinary and demands better understanding of roles of gender and other differences, such as race and colonial history. This course directly enables participants to develop, operationalize and integrate a critical gender framework into their own research. The manner in which participants work gender into their own research may then be independently replicated in integrating other relevant concerns.

The course (4 ECTS: European Credit Transfer System) covers the following topics:

– Introduction to Critical Gender/Feminist Studies in the Life Sciences
a. Historical perspective on and development of Critical Gender/Feminist Studies

b. Overview of key concepts: e.g., gender, intersectionality, queering/thinking beyond binary, decolonization, self-reflexivity

– Feminist epistemologies in Science and Technology Studies

– Feminist political ecology

– Feminism and social justice

– Decolonizing development

Target group

This course is intended for PhD candidates, postdoc, and staff members, across the social and environmental sciences, who want to expand their engagement with sustainable development through increased consideration of gender and diversity. Participants following this course will learn gender and social differences as an intersecting analytical category in the study of sustainable development by applying various perspectives to concrete cases.