Summer Course on Feminist Intersectionality and Political Discourse - at Central European University in Budapest

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Central European University in Budapest organize fourteenth edition of it's Summer University (SUN). SUN is a part of Central European University (CEU) which is an international university, accredited both in the United States and in Hungary, offering a combination of American and European academic cultures. CEU is oriented towards innovative and rigorous multidisciplinary research on, and the study of, social change and the policy implications of transition to open societies. Focus is also directed on issues concerning the European Union, and certain features of non-Western democracies.


The concept of intersectionality has been attracting growing attention in recent years for its theoretical, methodological, and practical value in understanding multiple inequalities. Increasingly, debates on intersectionality are present beyond feminist theorizing. They have emerged in critical policy studies, social movement research, analyses of political discourse and policy framing, research on institutions, and in legal research. The notion of multiple inequalities is also used, to an ever-growing extent, to inform policy and legal practice. This course aims not only to unpack pertinent theoretical and conceptual debates, but also to link theoretical thinking to doing intersectional research in an increasingly intersectionalized policy environment. The course will explore intersectionality and: comparative approaches, developing standards of measurement, understanding institutional change, and discursive shifts from a homogenous gender category to one that is embedded in a complex web of multiple inequalities.


The course is aimed at advanced PhD students or postdoctoral researchers working in the fields of Gender Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Policy Studies, Law, or related subjects. Ideal applicants will have had some previous engagement with the topic of intersectionality. Accepted participants will be required to submit a piece of written work for discussion during the course.


Course Directors:

Andrea Krizsan, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Hungary

Mieke Verloo, Political Science Department, Radboud University, Nijmegen



Myra Marx Ferree, Department of Women Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Raluca Popa, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Hungary

Violetta Zentai, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Hungary


Detailed information about the course and the application procedure can be found at


Application deadline: February 15, 2010.





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