Creating Gender Knowledge Networks – Building Bridges to Society

Global changes such as the transformation of political cultures, social inequalities, the world of media, art and culture, the world of work, digitalisation, worldwide migration movements and many other factors act as driving forces for gender relations, which are also changing, quite dramatically in parts. The complex discourses and controversies associated with the category of gender pose a particular challenge to science, business, administration, culture, politics and the church; this explains the growing need for scientific reflection and the transfer of gender knowledge.

In order to meet these challenges, the researchers based at the Marie Jahoda Center for International Gender Studies work together in an intersectional approach. In order to understand inequalities in all their complexity, interactions with other categories such as class, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity are investigated and taught in two interdisciplinary courses of study on Gender Studies. After all, establishing regional, national and international knowledge networks within the framework of the Gender Lab plays a crucial role. Intensive discourse with society and developing programmes to reduce bias effects fall within the scope of Gender in Society.