Online Workshop #4GenderStudies: Building Transnational Feminist Solidarities in Academia
On the eve of the fourth edition of the Science Day #4GenderStudies (December 18, 2020), the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies (MvBZ) offered an online workshop. The idea of the Science Day #4GenderStudies started in 2017 with the intention to show Gender Studies in all its diversity and to portray its scientific potential at the academic and social level. In 2020, the workshop is set to strengthen the international networks of Gender Studies, as well as solidarity and agency as an academic and scientific community.
In recent years, Gender Studies has experienced increasing threats from several sides: anti-feminists and right winged groups are on the rise, which accuse Gender Studies and activists of a so-called "gender hysteria". Gender Studies is forced to justify and defend themselves, what is not expected from any other research field. Our answer to this is an increased visibility of researchers and their work, as well as strong mutual support. We call for solidarity: a unified bond between different scientific and geographical communities.
With the workshop, the MvBZ takes steps towards an international network. In the course of the digital event, various topics will be presented and discussed by a group of participants. The agenda ranges from reflection on the inner-university structures and power gaps in knowledge production to questions of how solidarity can be created and shaped. The workshop creates a space in which ideas can be explored, new connections can be made and first steps of planning projects together can be taken.
We warmly invite national and international researchers and academic actors, to take part in our digital workshop!
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2020 – 3 to 6 pm (CEST)
Cisco Webex Meeting
If you are interested in participating please contact Sabina García Peter: