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The MvBZ supports interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, collaborative and networking research projects in the field of Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. The MvBZ also develops and conducts research projects of its own. We develop plans for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects and networks in which Gender Studies researchers from various departments can participate. The center also intends to initiate international projects with the aim of creating a Gender Studies network within Europe and beyond. Prospective focus areas include:

  • Transnational, transregional, and transcultural gender relations
  • Bodies, sexualities, and biopolitics
  • Digital public sphere(s) and gender orders
  • Subjectivity, power, emotions, and affects
  • Feminist theory, theories of diversity/intersectionality

The current focus areas and projects include the subproject „Eigentum am menschlichen Körper im Kontext transnationaler Reproduktionsökonomien“ at the Collaborative Research Centers (SFB) Transregio 294 „Strukturwandel des Eigentums“. Another main research focus of the center is the international project “Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Violence in Higher Education Contexts”. In addition, the center offers lecture series which take place on a regular basis: