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  • Paris | Nanterre

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Birth in the South, birth in the North - what convergences?

    Dans nombre de pays, les évolutions sociales et économiques, parfois associées à des politiques encourageant la limitation des naissances, ont entraîné une rapide transition démographique de la fécondité. Cette évolution parfois extrêmement rapide a favorisé une convergence avec les niveaux enregistrés dans les pays du Nord. Au-delà d’une similitude de niveaux, ce colloque souhaite interroger la signification et les conséquences de ces évolutions dans différentes sphères en lien avec la procréation, la famille, la parentalité.

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  • Zurich

    Miscellaneous information - Education

    Teaching Gender. Theory and society in the classroom

    Now more than ever, gender as an analytical concept is being heavily contested from diverse quarters inside as well as outside academia. The panel discussion addresses key questions of how to teach gender as  critical theory in the light of current societal and political tensions on the one hand and institutional constraints inside the university on the other hand. How can we teach “critique”? What does teaching gender mean in terms of methods and topics? And how can we engage in critical research and teaching while responding to societal expectations as to relevant output and knowledge transfer?

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  • Zurich

    Study days - Sociology

    Concepts that Matter! Terminologies of women and gender in transnational perspective

    The Department of Gender Studies and Islamic Studies of the University of Zurich is organizing the first workshop of the Gender in University and Society (GENiUS) network on “Concepts that Matter! Terminologies of Women and Gender in Transnational Perspective”. GENiUS is an informal Swiss-Arab Network of academics specialized in the field of Gender Studies in and on the Arab region that aims at fostering scientific exchange on the levels of research, teaching and institution building.

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