Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Events

You can find the GRADE Training Program for the Winter Semester 2019/2020 here. The current brochure of GRADE is also available as a direct download. The Program Brochure for the upcoming summer semester will be available soon.

Please register for the events, if not otherwise indicated, via mail to grade-gender@soz.uni-frankfurt.de.

Information on COVID-19

Due to the currently unpredictable developments regarding COVID-19, the Cornelia Goethe Centrum reserves the right to postpone or cancel events at short notice or to arrange video conferences. Please check again before the beginning of the events to find out about time, place and format.

Center-Specific Workshops and Lectures

Workshops

Monday, July 6 2020 – Ann Phoenix (University College London)

Practising intersectional research

This workshop aims to use participatory methods to offer the opportunity for participants to share ideas and experiences of how intersectionality can be employed in research on various topics and from different disciplines (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods). The workshop is particularly timely given that both covid-19 and Black Lives Matter have made intersectional perspectives urgent in research, practice and policy.
It is now 15 years since Lesley McCall pointed out in her paper in the journal Signs, that there was often confusion about how to employ intersectionality as a method. Since then (and indeed before) many scholars have done intersectional research. Intersectionality has burgeoned as a theoretical perspective. However, just as there is dispute about how to theorise intersectionality, so too there continues to be uncertainty about what constitutes intersectional research.
Participants to the workshop will be invited to share their research experience, to draw on concrete examples of actual research they have done, are doing, or are thinking about. Questions such as: How have you used intersectionality in your research? What methodological challenges have you met and how you addressed them? What have you found helpful in conducting research from thinking through your question to analysing your research data/material?

The workshop will start with introductions from the participants and a presentation that will discuss the main tenets of intersectionality, give an overview of how it might be employed in research and examples of research taking intersectional perspectives.

Participants are asked to send in an abstract of their (proposed) research and to indicate whether they have research material they would like to see jointly analysed in the final half hour of the workshop.

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Sciences, UCL Institute of Education. Her publications include work on narratives, theoretical and empirical aspects of social identities, gender, masculinity, youth, intersectionality, racialization, ethnicisation, migration and transnational families.

Readings

  • There are no mandatory readings but you will be provided with selected recommended readings upon registration.

Please register with a short abstract of your work until Friday, July 03 via e-mail to Lucas Schucht.

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Time: Monday, 06.07.2020, 10:00 am – 01:15 pm
Location: Online via Zoom (link will be provided after registration).

Wednesday, November, 18 2020 – Kathy Davis (VU University Amsterdam) [ATTENTION: New Date]

Unfortunately, the workshop with Kathy Davis had to be rescheduled due to the current situation.

Intersectional Conversations: How to Use Intersectionality

In this workshop, participants will use the insights of intersectionality theory to analyse everyday situations that involve differences in identity and power inequalities (job interviews, walking on city streets at night, embracing one’s partner in public, wearing a marker of one’s religious affiliation, etc.).  This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will be writing, discussing, and reflecting.  After describing situations involving inequality or discrimination, they will be invited to assemble relevant differences (i.e. gender, ethnicity, class background, sexual orientation, national belonging, etc. )for analysing these situations. Conversations will be initiated among participants concerning why certain categories are more or less relevant for analysing a particular situation as well as how these categories can help them understand what is happening in terms of power.  The goal is to consider how conversing in an intersectional way can enrich or change our understanding of how power works in specific contexts as well as how categories of difference shape situations in different and sometimes unexpected ways.

Kathy Davis is senior research fellow in the Sociology Department at the VU University in the Netherlands. She is the author of Reshaping the Female Body (Routledge, 1995), Dubious Equalities and Embodied Differences (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders (Duke, 2007) and Dancing Tango: Passionate Encounters in a Globalizing World (NYUPress, 2015).

Readings

  • Davis, Kathy (2008): Intersectionality as Buzzword. A sociology of science perspective on what makes a feminist theory successful. In: Feminist Theory. 9:1. 67-85.
  • Davis, Kathy (2014): Intersectionality as Critical Methodology. In: Lykke, Nina (ed.): Writing Academic Texts Differently: Intersectional Feminist Methodologies and the Playful Art of Writing. New York: Routledge. 17-29.

Registration until April 17, 2020 via mail to Lucas Schucht at grade-gender@soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Language: English.
Target Groups: M, E, A, P, HS.
Time: Thursday, 30.04.2020, 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Campus Westend, Casino, 1.802

CANCELED Monday, June 15, 2020 – Vanessa Thompson (Goethe-Universität)

Racial Profiling of Blackness. An Intersectional Analysis of Critique.

Unfortunately, the workshop with Claire Colebrook has to be canceled due to the current situation.

Fireside Chats

In our fireside chats we invite academics and public figures to speak about their biography, their motivations and academic practices in an informal setting. These meetings also provide the space for networking among the participants.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – Malathi de Alwis, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Unfortunately, the fireside chat with Malathi de Alwis has to be postponed to the summer semester of 2021 due to the current situation.

Malathi de Alwis is a Socio-Cultural Anthropologist affiliated with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo. She has written extensively on nationalism, militarisation, humanitarianism, maternalism, ‘disappearance’, suffering, trauma, and memorialisation. Her most recent publication — Archive of Memory (2019), is an object-related people’s history of Sri Lanka’s 70 years of Independence.

6 – 8 pm, Campus Westend PA-Building P04

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – Ann Phoenix, University College London (UK)

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at Thomas Coram Research Unit, Department of Social Sciences, UCL Institute of Education. Her publications include work on narratives, theoretical and empirical aspects of social identities, gender, masculinity, youth, intersectionality, racialization, ethnicisation, migration and transnational families.

6 – 8 pm, Campus Westend PEG – 1.G191

Other Events

 

Lectures

Cornelia Goethe Colloquien | Cornelia Goethe Lectures

Titel: Intersectionality in a Crossfire?

For current information regarding our lecture series, please also check here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 6 – 8 pm
Vanessa Thompson – Intersektionale Kritik der Polizei. Racial Profiling und abolitionistische Alternativen.
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6 – 8 pm
Kathy Davis – Who owns Intersectionality? Some Reflections on Feminist Debates on how Theories Travel.
Language: English
Location: Campus Westend Casino 1.801

Wednesday, May, 13, 2020, 6 – 8 pm
Malathi de Alwis – Intersectionality in the Context of War and Peace: Lessons from Lanka.
Language: English
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 6 – 8 pm
Elisabeth Holzleithner – Intersektionalität im Recht – Genese, Krisen, Perspektiven.
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 6 – 8 pm
Anne Waldschmidt – Dis/ability als ‘etc.’ in der Intersektionalitätsforschung? Reflexionen im Anschluss an die Disability Studies.
Language: German
Location: Campus Westend PEG 1G191

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 6 – 8 pm
Ann Phoenix – Interrogating Intersectional Contestations: Should the Privileged Speak?
Language: English
Location: Campus Westend Casino 1.801

Organization: Cornelia Goethe Centrum für Frauenstudien und die Erforschung der Geschlechterverhältnisse (CGC)

Conception: Bettina Kleinert, Helma Lutz, Marianne Schmidbaur
Coordination: Lucas Schucht

*M Elementary Courses for well-advanced Masters students
E Elementary Courses for Doctoral Candidates in 1st and 2nd Year
A Courses for Advanced Doctoral Candidates
P Courses for Postdocs
NL Natural and Life Sciences
HS Humanities and Social Sciences

Organizational Information

Main Languages: German and English
Contact: Dr. Marianne Schmidbaur | Cornelia Goethe Center
schmidbaur@soz.uni-frankfurt.de