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PhD course: Doing Gender Studies in Global Contexts: 24-26 October Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 to Friday, October 26, 2012

This PhD course introduces and discusses theory and knowledge production in gender studies from interdisciplinary social sciences and humanities perspectives using the Nordic countries and/or China as examples and concrete cases.

The course will focus on the very practical level of actually doing gender studies in terms of issues such as:
• the use and development of gender theories
• the relationship between the political promotion of gender equality and academic research
• developing epistemologies and methodologies
• how the inclusion of a gender dimension makes a difference in the academic production of knowledge

The more overall issues that will be addressed include: Similarities and differences in the ways gender studies have evolved in the global South and North in various contexts of welfare, democracy, economic development and civil society. How theories and research practices in China and the Nordic countries have evolved as part of global gender studies and transnational feminisms. As well as how hegemonic discourses and influential theories that have travelled to China and/or the Nordic countries from other parts of the world have been received, shaped and applied.

Dates:  24-25-26 October 2012
Place:  Nordic Center, Fudan University, Shanghai
Eligibility: PhD students in the social sciences and humanities enrolled at Nordic or Chinese Universities. The course is open to students who are already working on gender as well as students who would like to include a gender dimension in their work.

Course language: English
Application: To apply please send to Freya Gao a 500 word abstract of your research topic in English as well as your: 1) Name, 2) University, 3) PhD program – discipline, 4) Year of study
!!! New Deadline for application: 1 June 2012 !!!
Travel, accommodation and meals: Accommodation and travel subsidies for students at universities in the People’s Republic of China, and meals for all students during the three day course, will be covered by the Nordic Centre. All other expenses must be covered by the individual participant.

For questions regarding the course content contact Dr Cecilia Milwertz, NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

For practical information contact Project coordinator Freya Gao, the Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai