Femininities and Masculinities


The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field of academic research on the issues of femininity and masculinity in their social and cultural contexts. Since their emergence from feminism, gender studies have become one of the most deliberated disciplines. The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininity and masculinity in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of its frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininity and masculinity.

The project will explore and assess a number of key core themes:

1. Representations of femininity and masculinity
2. Gender borders and transgressions
3. New directions in femininity and masculinity studies
4. Global and regional perspectives on gender
5. Gender in relationships
6. Gender in experience

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. It is anticipated that a series of associated research projects will develop out of our deliberations.