The AISSR unites all social science research of the UvA. The research programme focuses on the functioning of contemporary societies and their interrelationships from historical, comparative and empirical perspectives. The research programme is organised into thematically focused groups with an anchor in one or more of the represented disciplines: sociology, geography, planning & development studies, political science and anthropology.
The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, is a broad association for academics, practitioners, activists and institutions in the field of Women’s, Gender, Transgender, Sexuality, and Queer studies, feminist research, women’s, sexual and LGBTQI rights, equality, and diversity.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is an autonomous body of the European Union, established to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all EU policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex, as well as to raise EU citizens’ awareness of gender equality.
The Gender and Sexuality Research Network aims at bringing together scholars working on gender and sexuality and enhancing research around a vast range of topics regarding gender and sexuality, including agenda-setting, policy change and policy implementation, multi-level governance, gender equality, gender dynamics in elections, voting behavior, and women’s and LGBT movements. While a strong regional emphasis is put on European countries and the European Union, the research group also encourages comparative research that situate Europe or European countries in an transatlantic or international context. The Gender and Sexuality Research Network strongly supports diversity in methods.
IHLIA has a prominent collection that documents the history of the LGBT community. This archive is IHLIA’s guarantee for preserving the information of yesterday and today for tomorrow: that will keep LGBT history alive for target groups in the future. Its function as a heritage organization is to promote the social acceptance of LGBTs. Anyone can turn to IHLIA for information about homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, and about their history, everyday life and culture.
The research cluster Education and International Development is an interdisciplinary team of researchers focusing on issues related to global and local (glocal) governance and multilevel politics of education and development, with a specific focus on processes of socio-economic, political and cultural (in)justices.