Summer School: Transcultural Gender and Diversity Studies

This course is jointly organised by Pro GED, a Swiss-Arab Network on Gender Studies,and the Arab Institute for Women/ the Department for Social Sciences at the Lebanese American University in the heart of Beirut. Lebanese American University, Beirut

This  Summer  School  offers  new  perspectives  on  how  to  grasp  and  to  deal  with  the  complexities  of relations  of  difference  and  inequality  in  a  globalised  world throughcross-regional,  transcultural  and interdisciplinary dialogue between students, practitioners and experts on women, gender and diversity. It offers a detailed introduction into gender and diversity through the specific lens of transculturality and transnationality, and covers a wide range of core topics related to gender and diversity studies dealing with  questions  of  how  knowledge  on  and  terminologies  of  gender  and  diversity  are  being  produced, translated, transferred, and put into practice globally. To this end, the School follows three main focal points:  Gender,  Difference  and  Access  to  Public Space;  Gender,  Memory  and  the  Production  of Alternative Knowledge and Gender and Diversity Knowledge in Public and Private Organisations. All thematic  sessions  will  be  thoroughly  introduced  and  examined  from  both  theoretical  and  practical standpoints. Participants will be asked to prepare different assignments alone and in working groups, including readings, writings and exploring different site visits in Beirut.

In two intensive weeks, participantswill attend a total of 45h teaching hours, including different interactive assignments. The course equals a 3 credit course at LAUor a 6 ECTS European standard. Including  leading  experts  on  gender  and  diversity  studies  from  Switzerland,  Denmark, Morocco, Egypt and Lebanon, this course addresses advanced students (MA-level/early PhD) with at least basic knowledge in gender studies aswell as practitioners working in the field of women, gender and diversity. Working language is English.

Costs: USD 1100.-, excluding accommodation and travel expenses

Full and partial scholarships are available upon application and documented need

To apply, please send the following documents to

  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of motivation (stating the relation between your studies/research/workand the Summer School)
  • If you apply for a scholarship, send an additional letter documenting your need of financial support


29. Juni 2020 – 12. Juli 2020