From gender studies to the study on gender in higher education in Portugal: balances, challenges and good practices

February 3, 2023, 09h30

Room T2, Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra


This seminar aims to discuss the place of Women's, Gender and Feminist Studies (WGFS) in the various disciplinary fields of higher education in Portugal. Organised in the scope of the ENGENDER Project - Gender mainstreaming in curricula and pedagogical practices in Portuguese Public Universities - this meeting will be a moment of sharing and reflection on experiences, perspectives and opportunities for gender studies in higher education institutions in our country, read in the light of international experience.

The presentation of the preliminary results of the Project by the ENGENDER team will constitute the motto for a wider discussion on policies and practices, individual and institutional, of integration of WGFS in curricula and pedagogical practices. The discussion will take place in two panels - a roundtable and a forum - and will involve the participation of WGFS faculty/researchers involved in the creation of postgraduate courses in this field of study (Anália Torres, CIEG and Adriana Bebiano, CES/FLUC), of faculty/researchers from different scientific areas with experience of gender mainstreaming in pedagogical and research practice (Ana Maria Brandão, CICS.UMinho, Marisa Matias, FPCEUP and Teresa Almeida Santos, FMUC).

The seminar will also count on the participation of two international speakers, experts in gender and higher education: Rachel Palmén (IN3 - UOC, Barcelona) and Mai Skovgaard (INASP, Oxford).

Coorganisers: Portuguese Association of Women's Studies - APEM 

Initiative under the thematic line DEMOJUST.

[Registration is free, but mandatory]