News archive

  • On March 11, 2011 the symposium Carnal Aesthetics: Transgressive Imagery and Feminist Politics took place at Utrecht University, organized by 2 Gender Studies scholars. The symposium fosters the dialogue between scholars contributing to the forthcoming volume Carnal Aesthetics: Transgressive Imagery and Feminist Politics (IB Tauris, London). Employing recent theories of transgressive body imagery, trauma, affectivity and sensation this symposium seeks to present and discuss various analyses of case studies coming from a range of contemporary visual practices. It provides a fresh look at the meeting point between an ongoing debate on the politics of representation and an emerging scholarship on the politics of perception through the prismatic lens of feminist theory. More information: click here .
  • On the 8th of March 2011 the International Women’s Day is celebrating its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this event, the Centre for the Humanities in corporation with the Graduate Gender Programme & Kosmoposlis & Vrede van Utrecht has coordinated the ‘March!’ ‘Mars!’ ‘Maart!’, with initiatives by women’s networks in Utrecht. More information: http://marchon8.wordpress.com/
  • Prof. Azar Nafisi's lecture was a success: Thursday November 26, 2009 Prof. Azar Nafisi, best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Teheran held a lecture on women, literature and politics in Iran. In dialogue with Shervin Nekuee (author of De Perzische Paradox 2006) the audience caught a glimpse of Nafisi's views and work. She also read a touching paragraph from her newest book Things I've been silent about (2008). Prof. Azar Nafisi's Belle van Zuylen-lecture on November 26, 2009 can be watched here.  
  • Bad Brya's rap What's up with Gender that she wrote especially for the 21st birthday of Gender Studies at Utrecht University (June 2009) can be seen on youtube. Please click here for Bad Brya's rap.
  • New report: ‘Je hebt een kleur, maar je bent Nederlands.’ Identiteitsformaties van Geadopteerden van Kleur, (You are of Colour, yet you are Dutch.’ Identity formations of Adoptees of Colour). The report is written by Prof. Gloria Wekker, Dr. Cecilia Asberg, Drs. Nathalie Frederiks and Drs. Iris van der Tuin. You can order the report (with ISBN 9789079329014) for €10,- at: info@imageteam.nl
  • Prof. Gloria Wekker has been awared the Ruth Benedict Prize 2007 for her book The Politics of Passion; Women’s sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora (Columbia University Press, 2006).  The Ruth Benedict Prize is presented each year at the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) annual meetings in acknowledgment of excellence in a book written from an anthropological perspective on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered topic. The public acknowledgement was at the annual meeting of the AAA, on Saturday December 1st 2007 in Washington DC.
  • Prof. Rosemarie Buikema is the co-editor of the recently published book 'From Boys to Men. Social constructions of masculinity in contemporary society'. (UCT Press, Cape Town, 2007) Click here to see the book cover!
  • WomenSpeak! Lecture Series 2008. For more information click here. 
  •  Are you interested in doing genderstudies in Utrecht? International Announcement for BA and graduate students! 
  • On May 25th 2007 Prof. Rosi Braidotti received a Honorary Degree by the University of Helsinki. Prof. Braidotti will receive the Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa. This is the highest degree the university can bestow. For information in Dutch, click here.  
  • On 7-30-2007, Staatscourant published an interview with Prof. Rosemarie Buikema on art and culture. To read the interview (Dutch), click here.
  • In the ' Volkskrant' (8-1-2007) an article was published on the adoption project of Nathalie Frederiks, Gloria Wekker, Cecilia Asberg and Iris van der Tuin. You can read the article here.
  • Master student Nathalie van Wingerden was accepted as a member of the Dutch Third Chamber! See here!
  • On Friday November 10th 2006 Rosemarie Buikema held her inaugural lecture 'Theft and Flight in the Arts' ('Kunst en Vliegwerk. Coalities in de Cultuurwetenschappen'). You can download her lecture here.
  •  In 2005 students of Genderstudies performed the Vagina Monologues with great succes!