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Gendering the classics

7.5 credits

The course is offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences as an interdisciplinary single–subject course at the doctoral studies level. The language of instruction is English.

About the course

13 February - 22 March

Application deadline: 15 January 2024

How to include a gender/feminist perspective in a more substantial way in one’s doctoral research?

This course offers insights into the ways in which classical social science theories could be enhanced by a gender/feminist perspective. Through participants’ careful reading of mainstream social science theories against gender/feminist interventions, the course encourages critical dialogue between various positions. Focusing on theoretical, yet empirically anchored, themes such as post-colonialism, decolonialism, zones of in/justice, powers, belonging, mobility, labour, reproduction, practices, care, corporality, techniques, space, intimacies, queer, politics, and recognition, the course unfolds strengths and limitations of established social science theories from a gender/feminist perspective, as informed by a range of intersectional complexities. Thus, the course aims at providing students with epistemological and ontological tools by the aid of which classical social sciences theories can be critically considered and invigorated by including a gender/feminist perspective and taking into consideration the intersections of a variety of societal parameters.

Course information

Course coordinator
Helle Rydström

Course administrator
Marjaana Kinnunen

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Reading list (PDF)

Course syllabus (PDF)

Map to lecture halls