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Who are we?

Gendering in Research (GIR) is a network for anyone who is interested in learning more about sex/gender, sexuality, and feminist methodology and how one can approach these topic from a scientific perspective. We offer monthly talks, occasionally also events or conferences all presenting the newest research carried out by a broad range of gender researchers from humanities, social sciences, as well as the natural sciences. We offer an ideal setting for learning more about sex/gender, sexuality, and feminist methodology and a great chance to meet with future collaborators. We hope that you will join us and find inspiration to use new methods or approaches to sex/gender! You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook) or become a free member of our network if you would like to stay updated on which seminars are coming up (contact GIR Founder and Coordinator post.doc Lea Skewes etnols@cas.au.dk to join us).  

What is our purpose?

The purpose of Gendering in Research is to create a platform which disseminates the newest knowledge on sex/gender, sexuality, and feminist methodology to a scientifically interested audience. In other words, our aim is to facilitate scientific collaboration and gendered discussions at Aarhus University, it is however not a requirement that one is employed nor enrolled at the university in order to participate in our events. We aim to be inclusive to everyone with a gendered passion, and strive for diversity and representation in our recruitment of speakers. We also welcome students and activists alike to contribute in our conversations. There is no knowledge prerequisite other than English skills since the talks are always carried out in English at an academic level.

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History of GIR

Gendering in Research was launched in May 2015 and has been offering monthly seminars on sex/gender ever since. The first international conference we held posed the questions: “When is Gender Measurable?” and featured Professor of Biology Anne Fausto-Sterling and Professor of Economy Julie Nelson as keynote speakers. We have also organized the conference “Intra-acting with Karen Barad” which featured Professor of Physics Karen Barad as keynote with Professor Iris van der Tuin as commentator. Most recently we hosted a dialogue between Professor in Feminist Studies, Nina Lykke, and Professor in Philosophy, Rosi Braidotti, where they discussed the possibility of carrying out feminist research from within patriarchal institutions.

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