This page offers an overview of education in gender and sexuality studies at the University of Amsterdam. ARC-GS is committed to fostering a vibrant gender and sexuality research community within the Social Sciences at the UvA, and we understand our mission as a research centre to encompass an educational mission.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences also offers Gender and Sexuality Studies in the form of a minor within the bachelor and a track within the (Sociology) master, where students can further specialize within the fields of gender and/or sexuality. There is also an introductory as well as a more advanced summer programme.
The minor Gender & Sexuality studies power relations based on gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary social science perspective. It examines how such power is structured and how it shapes social and political life, both in the public and in the private sphere.
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation
The Gender, Sexuality, and Society (GSS) master track explores the significance of gender and sexuality in contemporary societies. This means we conduct theoretical investigations in which gender and sexuality are put firmly on the sociological agenda as crucial categories of analysis in accounting for social reality. It also means we explore themes such as the global crisis of care, homonationalism, non-heteronormative sexualities, and the rise of #metoo movements. We study gender and sexuality in their entanglement with class and race and other critical dimensions of power and inequality.
In this summer school, we will study how these concepts impact our relationships within society, and the different theoretical perspectives that have been developed to study their role in social and familial relationships. Students will be equipped with different theoretical perspectives and analytical tools to study these themes critically and reflexively, and in interaction with other social distinctions, such as religion, social class and nationality, within the setting of an international classroom.
During this four-week advanced programme, participants will build on their existing extensive knowledge of sexuality as it is contextualized by issues of ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion. Participants will deepen their familiarity with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced across a variety of research, programmatic, and advocacy venues. This summer, applicants will have the opportunity to apply for the Advanced Summer Institute in its entirety, or apply for one of the two constituent blocks. Read more about the structure and content of both blocks below.
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