Centre for Women’s and Gender Research


PhD-relay at SKOK

We invite all Ph.D candidates to our annual Ph.D seminar for candidates who include gender perspectives in their dissertation

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The PhD relay and PhD group are open to all PhD candidates at the University of Bergen carrying out research with a gender perspective.

Every fall, Center for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) invites all PhD candidates at UiB with a gender-perspective in their dissertation, either empirical or theoretic, to a multidisciplinary PhD relay. This year’s PhD relay kicks off with a two-hour course on gender perspectives in research ( 9-11 ). 

After the course each candidate gets 15 minutes to present her or his project, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. This way, candidates get an opportunity to establish useful connections to students across disciplinary boundaries, and get feedback from scholars at SKOK. 

If one day is not sufficient time for all participants to present, the seminar will continue Tuesday 2. October. 

Please provide us with a project description / abstract of you project (max. 1/2 page) as you cign up. Descriptions will be sent to participants before the relay.


Introduction course on gender perspectives in research

The course invites reflection on how analytical gender perspectives can be integrated into both on-going research and in future project development.

The inclusion of gender perspectives is gaining increasing importance in the evaluation of research quality – both with regards to project applications and the research itself. For example, both the Research Council of Norway and the European Union aim for projects to not only have gender balance, but also for gender perspectives to be an integral part of their research questions, methodology and analysis. Analytical and multidisciplinary approaches to gender can therefore contribute to strengthen project applications and provide new perspectives that enhance the quality of the research.

This course gives an introduction to the gender politics of external funding agencies, and to how gender perspectives can be integrated into the PhD candidates’ dissertation work and future project applications.