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Students' Day

The Students' Day will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 as part of the 8th European Feminist Research Conference, organized by the Department of Gender Studies of the Central European University and AtGender, the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation.

European Feminist Research Conferences usually have more than 500 participants from both inside and outside of Europe. The Students' Day provides space for 150 students to participate in the various activities that take place during this event. A limited number of student grants (115 euros) will be offered to those who are accepted to paper-workshops. However, they will not cover all expences, but will hopefully help to participate.


The activities of the Students' Day will be organized around four events.

  1. A keynote lecture given by Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK.
  2. Career Workshops: Innovative training framework for sharing experiences in academia and life after graduation. The Students' day offers a mixture of different workshops aimed to facilitate cross generational and cross institutional collaboration that transgress traditional intellectual boundaries, providing dialogues about how to develop dynamic projects in research and working life. Topics of the workshops will include publishing, geographies of education, gender and activism, and coping with research dilemmas.
  3. Paper workshops with keynote speaker(s) and gender experts/professors in which students can discuss their papers (to be submitted before the conference, see Call for Papers below). These workshops provide an intellectually inspiring forum for constructive dialogues around ongoing research projects in small groups in an informal setting together with gender scholars and peer students.
  4. Pecha Kucha-session in which students will have five minutes each to present their subject and theme of research. The session will not cover discussions or raised questions, but will provide unique chance for sharing ideas, exchanging experiences, and analyzing ongoing processes in the field of gender studies from the European perspective.

Who is eligible

Students pursuing their undergraduate, MA or PhD degrees as well as recent graduates are welcome to participate in the Students' Day.

Call for Papers

We welcome abstracts for papers to be discussed in the Paper Workshops. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, and they should be submitted » here.


If you are applying for one of the student grants please complete the Student Grant Application Form and send it to within the deadline below.

Decision on grants will be sent to applicants till December 2011.

The Students' day is co-ordinated by

Aino-Maija Hiltunen, MA, co-ordinator, Hilma-Network for Gender Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Mia Liinason, Ph.D., Centre for Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden.
Mimoza Pachuku, alumna of the Department of Gender Studies, CEU, Budapest, Hungary.
James Rivers, student, Department of Gender Studies, CEU, Budapest, Hungary.
Patricia Treusch, Ph.D. student, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Gender Studies, Technical University Berlin; Ph.D. Research Training Group "Gender as a Category of Knowledge", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

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