-Multi-Country Locations: Europe Region, Various cities in each country
Czech Republic: Prague
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht
Since 1984, Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe offers a unique opportunity for students to earn 16 semester credits while engaging in rigorous theoretical and methodological inquiry across Europe. The program examines the trends and dynamics of European social, economic, and political systems as they influence contemporary gender theory, feminist theory, policy, and women's identities. Students attend lectures and workshops with the program director, visiting professors from European universities, NGOs, politicians, practitioners, artists, and activists.
The program begins with a two-week orientation at the NOISE summer school where students will work closely with faculty from the European Thematic Network of Women's Studies (ATHENA). Students will then attend lectures and conduct original field research in Berlin, Germany; Krakow, Poland; Utrecht and Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Prague, Czech Republic; Istanbul, Turkey.
The application deadline is March 30, but applications are considered on a rolling basis, and late applicants will be considered on a space-available basis. Noncredit applicants need not be currently enrolled at a college.
Gain exposure to and inclusion in a developed network of feminist programs and organizations.
Study feminist and queer theory while exploring five European countries and earning 16 semester credits.
Develop and conduct an independent research project on a topic of your interest.
Participate in the NOISE Conference with women's and gender studies scholars and Masters and PhD students from across Europe.
Learn the necessary skills for analyzing and understanding feminist and queer theory, which can be used on your home campus or in future graduate studies.