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PhD course: Gender and Research Methodologies in Social Sciences

On October 28-29, 2021, Radboud Gender & Diversity Studies offers the PhD course Gender and Research Methodologies in Social Sciences

This course is an introduction on how to employ various research methods in interdisciplinary social sciences from a gender perspective. We will touch upon classic and modern debates regarding feminist methodologies.

The course takes two full days, with lectures, discussions of literature, and conversations about the research projects of the participants.

After this course, students will have a better understanding of feminist methodologies. They will be able to critically reflect upon the choice and application of research methods and analysis from a gender perspective in their own PhD research.

Course Schedule

Day 1: Thursday October 28 - Critical Feminist Research
Time Activity Lecturer
9:30 - 10.00 General introduction dr. Inge Bleijenbergh
10.00 - 11.00 Lecture 1: Feminist and critical methods in social sciences dr. Inge Bleijenbergh
11:00 - 11.15
11.15 - 12:30 Small group discussion of literature and students work: Research questions and research design from feminist perspective
dr. Inge Bleijenbergh
12:30 - 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 - 15.00 Lecture 2: Discursive analysis of texts and interviews
dr. Laura Dobusch
15:00 - 15:15
Tea break
15:15 - 16:45

Lecture 3: Feminism and arts-based research

dr. Noortje van Amsterdam
16:45 – 17:00 Closing of the meeting dr. Inge Bleijenbergh
Day 2: Friday October 29, 2021 - Research Methods, Skills and Reflections
Time Activity Lecturer
9:30 - 10.45

Lecture 1: Mixed methods in gender & diversity research TBA
10:45 - 11:00
11.00: - 12:15 Small group discussion of students assignments: Data collection, analysis and interpretation, reporting your findings
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch break
13:45 - 15.00 Lecture 2: Quantitative techniques, gender & intersectionality
dr. Niels Spierings
15:00 - 15:15
Tea break
15:15 - 16:30 Lecture 3: Qualitative techniques: ‘Gendered Fields’; Relations, taboos and safety
dr. Tine Davids
16:30 – 17:00 Closing of the meeting + evaluation

dr. Inge Bleijenbergh

Participants - The maximum is set at 20 PhD students in order to enable in-depth discussion. Advanced (R)MA students and other young researchers can participate, if and when the maximum number of PhD students has not been reached.

Fee - The participation fee is €200,-, which includes two full days of lectures/discussion, feedback on assignments, a certificate and coffee/tea during breaks. The course is free of charge for registered NOG members, PhD students from participating faculties, and members of the Gender & Diversity PhD seminar.

Find the full description of the course and the registration form in the pdfs next to this post

For all practical matters (registration, logistics, literature), please contact drs. Garjan Sterk

Questions about programme content you can direct to dr. Inge Bleijenbergh


The course is designed as an interdisciplinary, interfaculty endeavour organised by Radboud University’s Gender & Diversity Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences), in collaboration with the Nijmegen School of Management and the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies (NOG).