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Dahlem International Network Professorship for Gender Studies

Gender equality and the promotion of gender studies have been firmly rooted in the ethos of Freie Universität Berlin for more than three decades. They are central features of the university’s Institutional Strategy “Veritas – Iustitia – Libertas. International Network University”, which won the Freie Universität Berlin excellence status in the German Excellence Initiative funding program for universities. It is within this context that the Dahlem International Network Professorship for Gender Studies was established.

The Dahlem International Network Professorship for Gender Studies aims to strengthen gender studies within the key research focus areas of the Freie Universität Berlin and to promote international and interdisciplinary gender studies research. It contributes to internationalizing research and teaching and, by integrating the visiting professor into existing research projects, also enhances the perspectives of current research at the university.

The visiting professorship aims to attract international researchers of outstanding academic achievement in the field of gender studies. Nominations are accepted from professors, heads of gender studies research projects and spokespersons for interdisciplinary collaborative research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.

The Professorship is announced annually and was awarded for the first time in the winter semester of 2013/14.

Visiting Professorship in the 2019 Summer Semester:

Prof. Radha S. Hegde

Summer semester of 2019; New York University, USA; Department of Media, Culture and Communication

Previous Visiting Professors:

Prof. Moira Fradinger

Summer semester of 2018; Yale University, USA; Department of Comparative Literature

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Kelan

Winter semester of 2017/18; Cranfield University, Great Britain; Professor of leadership and the director of Cranfield University’s Global Centre for Gender and Leadership

Prof. Dr. Pilwha Chang

Winter semester of 2016/17; Ewha Womans University, Seoul

Prof. Dr Irina Catrinel Crăciun

Winter semester of 2015/16; Psychology and Health Psychology, current position: contract teacher Qualitative Social and Education Research, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Leila Papoli Yazdi

Winter semester of 2014/15; Archaeology; Iran, current position: fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Verónica Schild

Winter semester of 2013/14; Political Science; Western University London, Ontario, Canada