Germany, Frankfurt

Gender Studies - Decolonisation and Feminisms

when 5 August 2019 - 15 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1000

The political debate about the restitution of objects removed from the colonies and exhibited in European museums is in full swing. Decolonizing knowledges, cultures and policies, socialities and practices, decolonizing power relations in general are an urgent concern of global justice. Feminisms around the world emphasize that these are crucial political and epistemic questions. A critical reflection upon processes of ‘othering’ and disappropriation seeks to understand how coloniality is embedded in political and social structures and how experiences and perceptions of modernity are shaped by colonial heredities. Raising awareness for exclusionary practices includes self-reflection within emancipatory movements. Bearing this in mind decolonial feminist theory analyses unequal, intersecting power relations and brings forward solidarities and policies to overcome these inequalities.
This two weeks module for advanced master students provides insight into theoretical approaches of current feminist theory focusing on postcolonial/decolonial thought. Seminar presentations and discussions are accompanied by lighthouse lectures and practical experiences like face-to-face encounters with local activists and a conducted walking tour along Frankfurt’s colonial ‘sights’.

Please note that participants can also register for the Social Sciences Track (two weeks).

Course leader

Prof. Helma Lutz

Target group

Advanced Master students

Fee info

EUR 1000: The following services are included in the fee: accommodation in dormitory, seminar and cultural programme, all study material, health, liability and accident insurance, transportation fee within Frankfurt.

Please note that the participation in the Social Sciences and the Gender Studies tracks cost 2,100 € (including the fees for the optional the programme fee)