Barcelona, Spain

Gender and Feminism in the Middle East

when 5 July 2022 - 7 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 300

The aim of this course is to offer an overview of the key issues in the study of gender and feminism in the Middle East. It will provide a gendered understanding of prevailing structures, ideologies, and social practices and center gender as an analytical lens to understand wider trends in the Middle East. Looking at specific historical and empirical case studies, the course will focus on the intersections of gender with other structures of inequality, such as ethnicity, class, sexuality and religion. We will also explore historical and contemporary forms of feminist mobilization and knowledge production that challenge not only prevailing gender inequalities and injustices, as well as challenge heteronormativity but also provide resistance against authoritarianism, militarism and sectarianism in the region.

Course leader

Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University)

Target group

The Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and the Middle East is a joint initiative of IBEI and Blanquerna - Universitat Ramón Llull. The School consists of two separate but complementary parts. The first part will consist of a number of short courses on the politics and international relations of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, taught by experts of international repute. The second part will include interactive roundtables focused on the various policy challenges the two regions face. This unique dual structure will enable the programme to cater to the needs of students and practitioners. The program is designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of the mediterranean and middle east issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige.

Credits info

2 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.
10 hour course: 2 credits = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 300: Fee for Students. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 15 June 2022
EUR 450: Fee for Professionals/Researchers. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 15 June 2022

Scholarships

A number of scholarships to cover full or half course fees will be available. To apply for a scholarship, interested persons must send to IBEI (Carlos Sánchez, csanchez@ibei.org) until 23 May 2022, a letter of interest, a CV, and a recommendation letter.