Starting competences

This is a specialized course for junior and more advanced PhD students and advanced MA students requiring a MA diploma and interest in diversity issues and gender analysis, and/or critical theory. Previous training in gender studies is not required.


English, but the final paper can be written in Dutch upon request.

Teaching and learning material

Compulsary readings are available in the timetable


After positive evaluation of requirement criteria


Attend all lectures as well as one masterclass per day.

Read the literature required for the various lectures (two texts per lecture) and prepare two questions for each lecture. Email these questions to by April 27th the latest.

Participate in discussions during lectures and masterclasses.

Write a final position paper of 3000 words on a subject of choice related to the topic. Email this paper to by June 30 the latest.


Evaluation is based on preparation (questions and presentation), active participation during lectures and masterclasses, presentation and final paper.

PhD students from a Flemish university receive credits upon completion of the course in accordance with the doctoral school requirements of their institution. Other PhD students receive, on completion, a ‘proof of successful participation’, which can be recognized by their home PhD programme. MA students can also apply for registration on an individual basis and receive ‘proof of successful participation’.

Date and venue

3&4 May 2018, Room E.201 at the city campus of the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Social Sciences (Building Meerminne), Sint Jacobstraat 2.


Participation is free of charge but registration is compulsory. Participants need to register via registration by April 20

In case you have registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to so we can offer your place to one of your colleagues on the waiting list.