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

Literature will be available from the beginning of August onwards.


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 September 27th the latest.

Participate in discussions during lectures and masterclasses.

Prepare a presentation of ten minutes on your own research, preferably using power point, and present it during one of the masterclasses. The presentation should tackle the following questions: i) what is your research about (depending upon the stage of your PhD, the presentation should include the theory/ies from which your research builds, the methodology from which it draws, the data used, as well as (envisaged) findings); ii) why and how does this relate to resistance and in what respect?; iii) discussion questions that you would like to see addressed during the masterclass.

Write a final position paper of 3000 words on a subject of choice related to the topic of resistances. Email this paper to by October 31st 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

28-29 September 2015, 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 with by September 20th.

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.

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