Gender Studies "auf Deutsch"
Since the 1990s, institutes for women’s and gender research, independent gender studies bachelor’s and master’s programs, as well as graduate and post-graduate programs, have been a part of colleges and universities throughout the German-speaking world. In addition, there are a number of non-university organizations and networks that support scholarly and political communication in the field of gender studies.
In general, gender studies as a discipline is much younger in Germany than it is in US and UK academic institutions. When it came to Germany, gender studies faced the additional problem in the rigid division between disciplines that characterized German academia. The establishment of the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies was an important step in overcoming that obstacle. Today, the Center helps support gender studies in German academia by cosponsoring professorships within the disciplines (such as the upcoming professorship for Gender and the Natural Sciences). Gender studies at Humboldt University is therefore not organized in a traditional "department," but rather a thriving community of scholars doing research in gender studies across the disciplines.
You can find out more about what gender studies in the German-speaking world is like at our short history of the ZtG.
You can also find a list of other German gender studies organizations, institutions and networks at our German language page. Please be aware that as these organizations conduct their work in German, English translations are not typically available.
More information about resources available for gender studies research in Germany is available at our Gender Library. While many of these resources can be accessed online, only a small portion is available in full English translation.
- Coordination centers at German-speaking universities
- University degree programs, developing and already established university programs, women’s research in further education, study offers online, women’s higher education institutions and collections of links to study programs in Europe and North America
- Graduate programs in the German-speaking world
- Non-university institutions for women’s and gender studies networks, divided into academic, regional, interdisciplinary, women's and political networks, as well as individual professional associations
You can find a special link collection on literature for Women’s and Gender Studies (libraries, bibliographies, journals, databases of literature and people, etc.) on the literature page under service. On the research page under service you can find a collection of links on research funding.
We welcome any suggestions for new links.