Over a two-day period, the conference will address four main topics and hold a roundtable discussion on Gender Studies and Gender Equalities at Universities. The main topics are: globalizing gender and democracy, research on sexualities, representation of gender in mass media, and social inequalities and feminization of migration.
The 3rd FU-KoreaNet Conference is a continuation of a conference series initiated in 2013 by Freie Universität Berlin and its five Korean partner universities – Ewha Womans University, Korea University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, and Yonsei University. It is held annually and alternates between Berlin and Seoul.
Gender studies has a long tradition at Freie Universität Berlin. It is represented in many disciplines with a broad theoretical, thematic, and methodological spectrum. The internationalization of research is a major focus as are involvement in academic reflection about gender equality policies at universities and transdisciplinary gender studies.