Centre for Women's and Gender Research

PhD relay: Gender perspectives in research

Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) invites all interested PhD candidates to a interdisciplinary seminar, 7. November 2022.

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The seminar starts with a two hour course on gender perspectives in research. Read more about the course below.

After the course each candidate presents their work (15 minutes), followed by a discussion (15 minutes). You can present your overall PhD-project, or choose specific gender-related  problems relevant for your dissertation. This is an opportunity to receive feedback from experienced gender researchers as well as the other participants.

Please upload a project description/abstract (approx. 1/2 page) at registration.

The seminar is especially well suited for PhD candidates who write, empirically or teoretically, about gender, but PhD candidates from all disciplines are welcome.

Sign up by 31. October via link at the right. Please contact Idunn Tandstad (idunn.tandstad@uib.no) if you have any questions about the seminar.

Attending the whole seminar and presenting your problem equals 1 ECTS.

Introductory course on gender perspectives in research 

This course invites you to reflect on gender perspectives in research and particularly how such perspectives can be used in your current project as well as in applications you may write in the future. 

The inclusion of gender perspectives is increasingly recognised as an indicator of quality in research-projects, in applications as well as in the final results of the projects. For example, the Norwegian Research Council and EU both highlight the importance of gender-balance in research and the importance of gender as an integrated part of the projects they grant resources for – as a part of the research-questions, the methods, and in the analysis. The inclusion of gender perspectives can offer new interesting angles and as such raise the quality of project proposals.  

This course will serve as an introduction to how gender politics plays out in external funding bodies, whilst also exploring the ways in which a gender perspective can be integrated in your PhD-work and in your future research applications.