Gender Perspectives in Research
This course offers an introduction to how gender perspectives can be integrated into research projects and proposals. PhD candidates in all disciplines are welcome to join.
Welcome to SKOK's PhD relay!
The course offers an introduction to how gender perspectives can be integrated in dissertation work and potential future research applications.
As a transdisciplinary field, gender studies explores what it means to make gender salient and brings a critical eye to everything from politics, living and working conditions, reproductive rights and access to healthcare to popular culture and beyond. Gender is never isolated from other factors that determine people’s position in the world, such as sexuality, race, class, ability, religion, region of origin, access to resources. Furthermore, the field doesn’t just study gender as an identity category but is invested in shedding light to the structures that naturalize, normalize and discipline gender across historical and cultural contexts. Thus, including a gender perspective in your research can offer new important insights for the research itself.
Integrating Gender Perspectives
Moreover, in recent years, the inclusion of gender perspectives is increasingly more significant in the evaluation of research and research proposals. A central aim for both the Norwegian Research Council and the EU is not only to achieve gender balance, but also to integrate gender perspectives in research questions, methods and analysis. Interdisciplinary and analytical approaches to gender are therefore important tools for strengthening research applications.
The course is especially relevant for PhD candidates who do empirical and/or theoretical research with a focus on gender. The candidates will also have a chance to present their projects and receive valuable feedback from the gender scholars at SKOK and other participants.
Send a short description of your project (max 1/2 page) to Nina.Dahl@uib.no by September 23. The course is limited to 12 participants.
Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) is located at Ida Blom's hus in Parkveien 9, by the Student Center. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: send an e-mail to administrative contactperson Nina.Dahl@uib.no or academic contactperson, Redi Koobak at Redi.Koobak@uib.no or 55 58 25 33.