Gender and Diversity in Research
Interdisciplinary Center Gender – Difference – Diversity (IZGDD)
The Interdisciplinary Center Gender – Difference – Diversity (IZGDD) established in February 2017 aims to bring together and expand existing key priorities in individual disciplines at FAU. One of the Center’s main concerns is to represent the interests, activities and expertise of relevance to gender, difference and diversity from the various subject areas as well as to define and venture into new areas through interdisciplinary collaborations, developing adequate approaches for researching them. The IZGDD is aimed at offering a forum for discussions in this area over the long term, and an opportunity to concentrate research activities in this area, to work together to prepare for larger projects, to coordinate teaching and further education, to offer potential opportunities for cooperation with extramural actors and to increase the visibility of this area at FAU as a whole. Finally, the Center offers young researchers the opportunity to network and receive encouragement in this area.
Chair of Social Psychology, Gender, and Diversity
Since 1993 there has been a professorship at FAU that focuses partly on gender research: The Chair of Social Psychology, Gender, and Diversity. Prof. Dr. Susanne Bruckmüller has been the Chair since winter semester 2017/18. The previous chair was Prof. Dr. Andrea Abele-Brehm.
Funding of projects in gender studies
Up to 10,000 euros is available from funds provided by the Free State of Bavaria to support the promotion of equal opportunities for women in research and teaching (FFL). These funds can contribute towards organizing conferences, symposia, summer schools and the like hosted at FAU and focusing on gender studies. Further information is available here.