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RN33 - Women’s and Gender Studies

RN33 promotes and supports women's and gender studies in all areas of societies, aims to understand existing gender inequalities and encourages debate on women's and gender issues

RN33 "Women's and Gender Studies" aims to promote academic exchanges and stimulate creative collaborations between sociologists using gender perspectives and theories.

RN33 wants to facilitate international contacts and be a central arena for discussion and an important meeting place for both established and younger scholars. To reach these goals we organize mid-term conferences and encourage exchanges between network members, in addition to the general ESA activities. In particular, RN33 wants to support early career researchers with an interest in women's, feminist and gender studies.

Gender issues and theories is an important area of interest for sociologists and policy researchers. The diversity of themes and the range of methodological approaches to gender issues express the vitality of gender research across the globe.

As feminist and gender-sensitive researchers we are committed to emancipatory sociological research and through critical analysis of existing structures of gendered social, political and cultural inequalities, we want to formulate visions for alternative futures.