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Graduate Gender Programme, GGeP

The Graduate Gender Programme (GGeP) is a local Gender Studies programme in the Netherlands with a national and international platform function. The programme contains the local Research Master Programme in Gender and Ethnicity and the national postgraduate and Ph.D programme in Gender and Women’s Studies. GGeP contains the latter programme in its capacity as host of the Netherlands Research School of Genderstudies (NOG), which is a national platform for gender research teaching activities of faculty members from different Dutch universities. In addition, GGeP is involved in various European educational projects.
The expertise of the researchers involved in GGeP lies at the interface of cultural and memory studies; postcolonial studies; gender and ethnicity; social work and the European history of welfare. The local programme has two chairs: Arts, Culture and Diversity (focusing on questions of representation and medium-specificity), and Gender and Ethnicity (focusing on intersectionality). Together they focus on the ways in which instances of gendering occur, that is, on how cultural practices and artefacts get to perform gender in a context that is thoroughly power-laden. The programme looks at the ontology and epistemology, ethics and aesthetics of gender in its entanglement with other axes of socio-cultural differentiation such as ‘race’/ethnicity, sexuality, and age. With its interdisciplinary research, the programme adds to contemporary (feminist) debates about transnational justice, post-colonialism, post-humanism and post-secularism.
The NOG offers different training options especially designed for postgraduate and Ph.D. students. The training programme is open to Dutch and foreign students. The NOG is a leading programme in Europe and plays a central role in European cooperation for research and training in the area of gender. It has an excellent long standing international reputation for its pioneering work in the field of literary, cultural, philosophical and epistemological Gender Studies. It offers one of Europe’s most advanced interdisciplinary teaching and research programmes in the humanities, with a core curriculum on feminist theory, issues of difference and diversity, gender, and multiculturalism.
The European projects GGeP is involved in include EU FP6 Marie Curie Est, EU LLP NOISE, the Erasmus Mundus GEMMA joint degree in Gender and Women’s Studies; the Socrates Thematic Network ATHENA3; it hosted the network AOIFE (the Association of Institutions for Feminist Education and Research in Europe) and is currently hosting its successor ATGENDER and is active in the Postcolonial network and the Gender Studies network of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and the InterGender network for establishing a European joint PhD curriculum.
GGeP has a strategic partnership with cultural centre Castrum Peregrini in Amsterdam: http://castrumperegrini.org
The GGeP is commissioned by Utrecht University. It has its administrative basis at the Research Institute for History and Culture of the Faculty of Humanities.
You can find a list of the PhD courses here.
Following persons work at the GGeP/NOG Office:
Prof.dr. R. Buikema, Scientific director
Drs. T. Oorschot, Coordinator
Ms. L. de Ruijter, Assistant Coordinator
Muntstraat 2A
3512 EV Utrecht
The Netherlands
room 0.07
+31 30 - 253 6001
+31 30 - 253 6134