Planned courses and seminars

Methodologies, theories and practices

Research Course for Masters Students, Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

Time: 18-20 April 2018
Place: Gender Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland
Credits: ​5-7,5 ECTS
Fees: No fees but the participants pay their travels, accommodation and meals
Organizers: Nordwit CoE and University of Tampere, Gender Studies
Tiina Suopajärvi, Marja Vehviläinen, Päivi Korvajärvi, Minna Leinonen
Contact: Tiina Suopajärvi,

The course participants will study feminist theories, methods and practices focusing on gender, work and transforming organisations in, for example, but not limited to, the following themes:

  • Methodologies of studying (and promoting) gender and sexual equality in research and innovation, in and out of academia, in more or less technically mediated work;
  • Tackling the gender paradox – such as, the increasing number of women, and the persistent gender and sexual inequalities in knowledge intensive sector – through action research
  • The intersections of femininities and masculinities/gender politics, and enhancing/hindering the promotion of gender and sexual equality in research and innovation sector

This will happen through the discussions of research processes and concrete empirical studies presented by both the course teachers and course participants. Teachers will unpack their studies by presenting their theoretical, methodological and empirical concerns and perceptions, and articulating how their studies have been generated. The course participants will familiarize with these studies beforehand as part of the course readings.

The course participants are invited to bring their own studies into the discussions focusing especially on the connections between theories, methodologies and empirical questions related to the course theme.

For more information about the course, please visit the course website