Sample Lectures and Site Visits

The following are examples of lectures and site visits from recent years. Note that this is not intended to be a complete listing, and that lectures are modified each year according to students’ research topics and availability.


  • NOISE School in Gender Studies, 2018 Theme: Social and Political Suffocations
  • Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University: Configuring European Women’s Studies
  • Karin Heisecke: Gender and the European Union
  • Rebekka Gomperts, Women on Waves: Activism for Women’s Reproductive Rights
  • Prostitution Information Center Amsterdam: Sex Work in the Netherlands
  • Emir Belatoui, Secret Garden Amsterdam: Queer of Color Issues in the Netherlands.
  • Nancy Jouwe: Anti-Racist Struggle in the Netherlands
  • Christine Quinan, Utrecht University: Homonationalism in the Netherlands
  • Eva Midden, Utrecht University: Towards Post-Secular Feminism
  • Black Heritage Tour of Amsterdam with Jennifer Tosch.


  • Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Hydra: Sexuality and Prostitution in Germany
  • Swantje Kolbsell, Alice Solomon University: Disability in Germany
  • Paula Riedemann, Ban Ying: Trafficking in Europe. Special emphasis on Germany
  • Julia Ehrt, European Transgender Network: Trans* in Germany and Europe
  • Urmila Goel, Humboldt University: Racism in Germany/Current Manifestations
  • Kathleen Heft, Humboldt University: Gender and the Persistence of Cold War Patterns
  • Dagmar Schultz, Free University: Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years
  • Ika Huegel-Marshall: Invisible Woman: Growing up Black in Germany
  • Iris Waschmut: Current Gender Debates on the Holocaust
  • Nivedita Prassad, Alice Solomon University: Violence Against Women as a Human Rights Abuse.


  • Beata Kozak, Efka: Recent History of Polish Feminism and Women’s Issues
  • Wanda Nowicka, Federation for Women and Family Planning: Reproductive Rights in Poland
  • Lana Dadu: Polish “Black Protests”
  • Agnieszka Krol, Jagiellonian University: Polish LGBT Issues and Activism
  • Marta Dora, Transfuzja: Transgender Activism in Poland
  • Edyta Gawron, Jagiellonian University: History of Migration and Jewish Issues in Poland
  • Jewish Community Center in Krakow: Krakow Jewish Community Today
  • Joanna Talewitz-Kwiatkowka, Jagiellonian University: Polish Roma Women’s Issues
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps visit.

Czech Republic

  • Jirina Siklova, Charles University: Women in Dissent & Beginnings of Czech Gender Studies
  • Martina Horvathova, Manushe: Czech Roma Women’s Issues
  • Jitka Kolarova, Jako Doma: Homeless Women in Prague
  • Katerina Kolarova, Charles University: Intersections of Disability, Gender and Sexuality
  • Karolina Hajska, Bliss Without Risk: Prostitution in the Czech Republic post-1989
  • Jamie Rose, Trans*parent: History of Czech Sexology and LGB&Trans Activism
  • Maria Strasakova and Truong Thu Thuy: Vietnamese Women in the Czech Republic
  • Zuzana Stefkova: Gender in Contemporary Czech and Slovak Art
  • Jana Jedlickova, Palacky University, Olomouc: Gender in Contemporary Czech Film
  • Olomouc & Ollove/Palacky University site visit.