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Today, the first lecture of the new course "Gender, Migration, and Time" was held at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research. Throughout the course, students will get direct insight into the current research from the WAIT-project.

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17 students attended the course's first lecture at SKOK. Four researchers from the project were also present, Christine M. Jacobsen, Marry-Anne Karlsen, Randi Gressgård and Kari Anne Drangsland.
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Oda Eiken

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The course "gender, migration and time" is closely linked with the newly launched project WAIT - waiting for an uncertain future: temporalities of irregular migration at SKOK headed by Christine M. Jacobsen, director of the Centre for Women and Gender research (SKOK).

To create a more creative and dynamic learning environment, the course lecturers has structured the lectures and content of the course in a way that make all students actively included in research group discussions and research related texts connected to the WAIT-project.

- We have to think about these issues together, Randi Gressgård pointed out during today's lecture. Throughout the semester, students will be involved in the journey through the project together with the researchers, and Jacobsen highlights the importance of further developing these types of courses in order to link students closer to the research that is taking place around the university and elsewhere.

Students who take this course have very different backgrounds both thematically and geographically. There are exchange students from for example Poland, Japan, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany, Russia, Mexico and the United States, in addition to students from Bergen. The students also come from different disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, commerce, finance, tourism, arts and international relations, which fits well with the project’s strong interdisciplinary profile.

Read more about the course here.