Introduction

PhD Programme in Gender Studies: Culture, Societies and Politics aims to prepare PhDs of an excellent level in the areas of feminism, women and gender using transversal and interdisciplinary approaches in the different areas of  research.  The programme is promoted by the Interuniversity Institute for Women and Gender (iiEDG) and is offered by the Universities of Barcelona, Girona, Rovira i Virgili and Vic-Central de Catalunya.

The PhD programme is organised into eight lines of research which adapt to the profiles of the research profiles of the lecturers: 1) Territory, migration and globalisation, 2) Work, time and markets, 3) Identities, relations and groups: social constructions and rights, 4) Social movements, activisms and gender politics, 5) Power relationships and patriarchal violence, 6) Education and values, 7) Health: promotion, technologies and diversity, 8) Language, communication and artistic production.

This programme is aimed at people with a Masters degree in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, although students from other specialist areas may apply as long as they fulfil the academic application requirements.

Candidate profile

The most usual profile for entry is a Masters degree in the subjects belonging to the branches of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. However, students from other specialists areas may apply as long as they fulfil the academic application requirements.

Professional opportunities

  • National and international research in subject areas related to gender and intersectional studies.
  • Teaching in government-regulated education (university and secondary schools) and non-regulated education.
  • Drawing up equality plans in public administration.
  • Heading observatories on equality in academic and professional institutions.
  • Designing cultural events and programmes in the area of gender and equality.

 

Objectives and justification

PhD Programme in Gender Studies:  Culture, Societies and Politics aims to prepare PhDs of an excellent level in the areas of feminism, women and gender using transversal and interdisciplinary approaches in the different areas of  research.

State and Catalan legislation require the inclusion of the principle of equality in terms of sex and gender perspective in both university education and the areas of research. The introduction of the interuniversity programme Gender Studies: Culture, Societies and Politics corresponds to the current legal mandates (art. 14 CE) and helps to make them effective.

The PhD programme aims to give continuity to the training of researchers in Masters degrees about women and gender. The academic quality and result of the official interuniversity and interdisciplinary Masters degree promoted by the iiEDG provides a clear basis for doctoral studies. The interuniversity and interdisciplinary nature of the programme gives it a uniqueness and a solid base in terms both of the lecturers (experts from the different Catalan universities) and the wide range of subject areas it covers.

Coordinator

Mireia Baylina Ferré
Department of Geography
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra
Phone: 935 811 527
e-mail: Mireia.Baylina@uab.cat

 

Composition of the academic tribunal for the PhD programme

Anna Villarroya (General Coordinator of the program, UB)
Mireia Baylina Ferré (UAB Coordinator)
Dolors Comas d’Argemir (URV Coordinator)
Gerard Coll-Planas (UVic-Central de Catalunya Coordinator)
Teresa Cabruja (UdG Coordinator)

Administration

Department of Geography
Building B
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
08193 Bellaterra
Tel. 93 5811527
d.geografia@uab.cat

Interuniversity

Joint PhD
Number of places available: 10
Fees: aprox. €540 per year View detail of the PhD's fees

Languages in which the thesis may be written:
English, Spanish and Catalan
Organising universities and institutions:
Universitat de Barcelona

Associated departments or institutes:
Department of Social Psychology
Department of Basic, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Department of Geography
Department of Political Science and Public Law
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Sociology
Department of Spanish

Collaborating institutions:
Universitat de Barcelona
Universitat de Girona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Universitat de Vic-Central de Catalunya
Social Sciences and Law

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Web http://www.iiedg.org/doctorat