Gender Research at the EKfG

Leading life as a woman or a man makes a big difference in every day life - where and how exactly is the subject of Gender Studies by highlighting the relationship of men and women, of ‚female’ and ‚male’, ‘feminine’ and ‚masculine’ in several areas of society, e.g. labour, science, medicine, law, in institutions and organisations, in education, the media, history and politics.

Since neither the male nor the female experience taken on its own render a holistic view of societal reality, the College studies commonalities and differences with respect to sex, the social constitution of gender and related gender-based inequalities as well as the intersection of these with other social differences such as socio-economic, ethnic and cultural background or educational inequalities in order to produce scientific findings which can be of use in societal practice.

The interdisciplinary research programme of the College focuses on developing a differentiated understanding of biological phenomena and social contexts and elucidating their backgrounds. This is currently happening in four joint research clusters, which deal with central social questions including historical, cultural and intersectional perspectives. As the integrative main themes under which research, doctoral and postdoctoral projects are conducted, they also offer opportunities for university-wide research cooperation. A good overview of central research topics in each cluster can be found in the UNIKATE special issue 41 Geschlechterforschung. Blick hinter die Kulissen, published by the College in summer 2012,

Research Clusters

Prof. Sylvia Walby as a guest at the EKfG

24.11.2021 | Master Class with Sylvia Walby “Feminist and Social Theory in Times of Crisis”

Centering around the theoretical approach of Anneliese‐Maier‐Research Awardee Prof. Sylvia Walby OBE, the EKfG and the Koordinations‐ und Forschungsstelle des Netzwerks Frauen‐ und Geschlechterforschung NRW are organizing a Master Class on „Feminist and Social Theory in Times of Crisis“ in Essen on April 19th, 2022.

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07.06.2019 | Workshop with Professor Sylvia Walby at City, University of London How is gender inequality changing in the world?

The first workshop by Anneliese Maier Research Award winner Professor Sylvia Walby in cooperation with the Essen College for Gender Studies on 07.06.2019 at the City, University of London.

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► CV Prof. Sylvia Walby

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Auf dem Foto ist Prof. Sylvia Walby zu sehen
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03.04.2018 | EKfG is Visiting Institute for International Awardee Anneliese Maier Research Award for Prof. Sylvia Walby

EKfG Research Reports

published in UDE research reports