Fakultät III - Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften

Veranstaltungen der Fakultät III

Wo Gender brennt: Aktuelle Relevanz der Geschlechterforschung in Wissenschaft, Kultur und Gesellschaft

19. Juni 2018, 18:00 , 20:00

Ort:  Senatssitzungssaal (A14 1-111)

Gender on/ under Fire: A Public Conversation on Gender-Based Violence with Perspectives from South Africa, India and Germany.

Prof. Dr. Sheila Meintjes (University of the Witwatersrand/Johannesburg), Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (University of Calcutta), Dr. Lydia Potts (Working Group Migration – Gender – Politics, CvO University of Oldenburg)

Moderation: Daniela Arias Vargas (EMMIR, CvO University of Oldenburg)


Gender-based violence is currently a controversial topic globally: e.g. femicides and ‘corrective rape’ in South Africa, various forms of rape in India, but also the gender dimensions of  displacement of the Rohingyas, violence against women in the public and private sphere  in Germany and the controversy on refugee and migration issues.  What and who  makes these topics the key topics?  What are the effects of political, media or feminist interventions? What do we learn or unlearn from comparative or multi sited gender analyses and from international academic exchange? Prof. Dr. Paula Banerjee (Vice Chancellor, Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata), Prof. Dr. Sheila Meintjes (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg) and Dr. Lydia Potts (Migration - Gender - Politics, Oldenburg) will discuss these and related questions, moderated by Daniela Arias Vargas (EMMIR).