PhD Courses in Denmark

Gender and Culture

PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen

The course will describe, discuss, and explain the role of gender as relevant to different cultural studies.

The aim of the course is to foster a consciousness about gender as a factor in academic research at multiple levels and to qualify the PhD-students through knowledge, understanding and skills within the field of “gender and culture”, its research history, methods and theories.
Content: The course focuses on developments within the research history in gender studies. It will discuss differences and similarities between theoretical approaches (e.g. de-/constructivism, postcolonialism, masculinity studies, theological feminism, queer studies) within the field of gender studies. Furthermore, it discusses seminal text by influential thinkers of gender studies and central concepts within the field (e.g. alterity, performativity, intersectionality and many more).

Target group/participants: The course is relevant to PhD-students in general working within empirical fields and on subjects where genderis a factor.

The form of the course: Three days, consisting of seminars, lectures, workshops, PhD-project presentations, and roundtable discussions.

Language: The course language will be English.

Teacher: Associate Professor, PhD & MA Marianne Schleicher, Department for the Study of Religion, Aarhus University,

Place and time:
Monday, 11 August 2020 from 11 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday, 12 August 2020 from 9 AM to 4 PM
Wednesday, 13 August 2020 from 9 AM to 4 PM

Room:  24.0.11 (building 24, ground floor, room 11) 

Max. number of participants: 12

Preparation: The participants are expected to read a 500-page compendium that will be made available to enlisted participants.

ECTS: 3.

Registration: Please register via the link in the box on the right no later than 15 April 2020. Closed for registration.

Further information: For more information about the PhD course, please contact the PhD Administration (