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Current Collaborations

This section contains information about activities the Margherita von Brentano Center organizes in collaboration with intramural, regional, national, and international partners.


TRAFO-Blog for Transregional Research

MvBZ is in charge of the thread #transnationalfeminisms of the #DossierCorona series of the TRAFO Blog for Transregional Research, organized by the Forum Transregional Studies Berlin.
The thread #transnationalfeminisms emerges from the online series “Transnational Feminist Dialogues in Times of Corona Crisis” organized by the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the MA Program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics at FU Berlin, Academy in Exile and Academics for Peace Germany.

Cooperation with Sabancı University Gender and Women‘s Studies Center of Excellence

Since winter term 2019/20, a cooperation with Prof. Dr. Hülya Adak from Sabancı University of Istanbul, who was visiting professor of Turkic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin in winter term 2019/20, has been established. The aim is a long-term cooperation between the Gender Research Center SU Gender of Sabancı University and the MvBZ. A first joint meeting took place on 14 February 2020. The meeting included two internal workshops on Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Violence as well as Gender and Diversity Awareness trainings and a major public event entitled "Contemporary Challenges to Gender Studies in Germany and Turkey".

Cooperation with Academy in Exile und Academics for Peace Germany

The MvBZ cooperates with the Academy in Exile and the Academics for Peace Germany in the formulation and implementation of the event series "Gender Studies in Critical Times: Transnational Feminist Dialogues". The kick-off event for the series took place on 2 December 2019. Prof. Dr. Gülay Toksöz, Fellow of the "Critical Thinking" program at Freie Universität Berlin, was invited to give the lecture. The series of events was scheduled to take place in SuSe 2020, but has been postponed until further notice. Instead, the online event series "Transnational Feminist Dialogues in Times of Corona Crisis" will take place this summer.

Transnational research cooperation “Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Contexts”

The MvBZ cooperates with colleagues from partner universities in Latin America and Asia as well as the Phillips University of Marburg in a transnational research project that investigates the prevalence, forms and effects of sexualized discrimination and violence at universities as well as structural implications.

Workshop #4genderstudies … und jetzt weiter: Positionierung und Forschungsentwicklung (in) der Geschlechterforschung

On 13th of April of 2018, a workshop about the results of the Science Day #4genderstudies, which took place on 18th of December of 2017, was held.
The main focus was about discussing the positioning of gender studies in a digitized medial public, in terms of present political conditions.

Cooperation with the Instituto de Estudios de la Mujer de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

Since October of 2018, The Margherita von Brentano Center and the Instituto de Estudios de la Mujer de la Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica have agreed to discuss in a regular exchange the integration of gender and diversity aspects into teaching.

Cooperation at the IIT in Mumbai

In October 2017, MvBZ, represented by Heike Pantelmann (MvBZ) and Kathleen Heft (Toolbox Gender and Diversity in Teaching), took part in a one-week-workshop at Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

Collaboration in Brazil

From 31 July to 4 August, Dr. Susanne Lettow met with gender scholars at the universities of São Paulo and Campinas as well as Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil.

Fact Finding Mission an der Western University in Baku, Aserbaidschan

In July of 2017, Heike Pantelmann and Sabina García Peter travelled to Baku, Azerbaidjan, in order to develop a concept for an International Summer School in collaboration between Freie Universität Berlin and Western University in Baku.

Prospects of international cooperations with China

From 27 March to 7 April 2017, Dr. Sabina García Peter, a staff member of the Margherita von Brentano Center was a guest at Nanjing University, China, as part of the ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility for Teaching and Training program.