Memoria de las actividades (2009 - 2010)

Memoria de las actividades (2009 - 2010)


Wellcome Sesion

On the 2nd of October of 2009 a welcome session was organized for GEMMA students and professors in its 3th Edition. The objective of the meeting was the overview of the courses and events planned for the 2009-2010 academic year, while it was also a good opportunity for students and professors to get to know each other and exchange their first impressions.

The wellcome session was given by professors Adelina Sanchez Espinosa Margarita Sánchez Romero, and Ana Muñoz Muñoz

On the 8th of October an second session was organized for the second year students (mobility students) in order to let them know about courses and activities in Granada

Invited Scholar

Pilar Folguera Crespo Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. She participated in “History of Feminism: Women´s Movement” where she taught the following subjects:

  • Second wave feminism in maérica and Europe.

Silvia Tubert Cotlier professor at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, participated as a invited scholar on the course “Feminist Theory: Gender, Difference and Diversity”,with the following papers

  • “Gender and Inequality”
  • “Lights and Shadows of the Concept of Gender”


Invited Professor

Gerardo Rodríguez Salas professor of English and German at the University of Granada, was invited for “Feminist Methodology” with an introduction to the various feminist theories from an application to the literature, and explaining figures of American feminism as Elaine Showalter and French as Cixous, Irigaray and Kristeva, whose theories were applied to the following fragments analyzed: * Alice Walter ”In Search of our Mother´s Gardens

  • Virginia Woolf ”A Room of One´s Own”.

Rosa Cobo Bedía, professor in the epartment of Sociology at the University of A Coruña, participated in “Feminist Theory: Gender, Difference, and Inequality” by providing the following topics:

  • “Them and us in Intercultural Dialogue”
  • “Globalization of Violence Against Women”
  • “Globalization and New Easements of Women”

Luisa Pinzon Varilla a professor at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, was invited to the course “Feminist Theories”, giving the class entitled

  • “The identity of women in situations of displacement: the Colombian case.”

Pilar Villar Argaiz,Professor Department of English and German Philology at the University of Granada, with special mention of “European Doctor”, attended as a invited scholar in “Feminist Methodology” course to analyze the representation of Irish women in cinema and literature:

  • “Visual and Artistic Representations of the Irish Women '


Invited Scholar

Elisa Costa Villaverde, professor at the University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, was our invited scholar on the course “Feminist Methodology” in which she prepared the hands-on workshop:

  • “Guidelines for the preparation of a documentary from the gender perspective based on the film Extrajeras”

Ana Sánchez Bello professor at the University of La Coruña, was invited to give lecture on the course “Education of Women in Contemporary Spain”, her paper turned on:

  • “Education for Equality and Coeducation in Current Spanish Schools”


Invited Scholar

Cristina Carrasco Bengoa professor at the University of Barcelona, ​​was invited to the course “Feminist Theory: Gender, Difference and Diversity”, developing the paper: * “Women: Work between invisibility and precariousness.”


Invited Scholars

Teresa del Valle Murga Researcher and Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country, who recently received the Equality Award Emakunde, 2010 participated as on the course “Feminist Methodologies,” in which she presented her paper on qualitative methods of social research such as:

  • “Ethnography of Memory” and “Autoethnography”

Ana Rubio professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Granada, was invited to the course “Feminist Theory: Gender, Difference and Diversity” where she developed the topic: * “Citizenship and Civil Society: Advancing in Equality Politics” María Teresa López Beltrán professor at the University of Malaga, closed the course “Feminist Historiography,” in which she spoke about the sexuality of women in the Middle Ages. Carmen Agulló Pérez professor at the University of Valencia, was invited to the course “Socio-Transformations in Spain in the 20th century”, developing the following topics:

  • “Women's Citizenship”

* “Francoist ideology and Women's Section.” # Download presentation


Invited Scholar

Susana Guerrero professor at the University of Malaga, was our guest for the course “Feminist Approaches to Discourse Analysis: Language and Literature,” where she talked about linguistic theories and the use of the language from the social relations of gender and sexism.


25th Anniversary of the Institute of Women's Studies

On 6 and 7 April is celebrated in Granada XXV Anniversary of the Institute of Women's Studies . The event entitled ”/ / Conference on Research and teaching feminist / /” was held in the Auditorium Complex Triunfo. In the act of celebration we organized two workshops with the participation of different teachers involved in the promotion of gender studies and the creation of research institutes in the Spanish territory since its formation until today.

# RESEARCH AREA: Coordinates Professor Margarita Birriel who gave a historical overview of the beginnings of academic feminism in the era of the Spanish transition. She stresses the figure of the “Library of Women” pioneer collective in women´s reading. In June 1985 in Madrid they created the event “Women in the Madrassa” as an impetus to develop research projects on women's studies. The invited professors were: • Teresa Ortiz, founder and professor of the Institute of Women's Studies in Granada who told the history of the creation of the Institute in 1985 taking as reference the work already done at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. • Cristina Saucedo Baro Ministry of Equality Initiatives Unit, Director of Studies and Cooperation. She highlighted the commitment of the Spanish State in the context of women's studies, developing actions for equal opportunities, and encouraging the participation of women in policy, society and economy. • Candida Martinez, founder and researcher at the Institute for Women's Studies and professor at the University of Granada focused on the struggle to include a gender perspective in the scientific field. • Catalina Lara, Professor of Women's Association of Innovation and Technology. (AMIT). She highlighted the difficulties faced by women when to join or create researcher teams. • Pilar Folguera Professor of the Autonomous University of Madrid, discusses various central issues to gender studies, such as work and health, gender violence, sexuality, immigrant women and family, all associated with an emergency changing society. • Adelina Sanchezwho coordinates GEMMA since its inception in 2006, presented to the audience the Erasmus Mundus Master in Women's Studies and Gender.

# TEACHING AREA: Pilar Ballarin Director of the Institute of Women's Studies at the University of Granada and Professor of Theory and History of Education, coordinated the following area focused in the line of teaching at the Institute. She invited the following participants: • Pilar Perez, professor of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid in the Department of Modern History. Her participation adressed a journey through the inclusion of gender courses in the undergraduate and graduate degrees, especially in Social Work, Labour Sciences and Nursing, as well as opportunities for further postgraduate studies in the field. • M ª Eugenia Perez Montero professor at Madrid Complutense University, emphasized in her speech the current difficulties in incorporating gender studies. • Maria Teresa Gallego Mendez of the Universidad Autonoma of Madrid founded in 1990 the first PhD in Gender and Political Science. She reviewed the stages of Gender Studies since its inception in the 70´s. • M ª Teresa López, professor at the University of Malaga offered a critical view of the situation at the university at the present time in which the potential decreases in gender studies, from a constructive point of view she also described some resistance of the departments of gender. • Pilar Ballarin was talking about the impermeability to the knowledge generated by feminist women's studies and gender studies. Our research is not recognized as scientific mainly because it is not known outside the departments of gender.

Women's Film Festival

The Erasmus Mundus Master in Women's Studies and Gender GEMMA participated, as every year, in the Tenth Edition of the Festival “Women of Film.” On this occasion the topics chosen were prostitution, trafficking in women and sexual slavery on which held two sessions of discussion with film screenings of Lilja 4-Ever and Irina Palm. The sessions were intended to reflect on various representations of sociocultural violence in films and searching for alternatives in order to promote respect for the women´s integrity.

Invited Scholar

Carmen Cortés is professor of French Studies at the University of Malaga and has among its research analysis of literature by and about women, especially in the aspects concerning to the expression of eroticism, gender relations, the concept of otherness and the education of women. She was invited to give lecture on the course “Feminist Approaches to Discourse Analysis: Language and Literature,” focused on the areas of language use as a communication system that reflect the androcentric society and sexism.


Invied Scholar

Milena Rodríguez Gutiérrez, professor at the University of Granada was invited to give a lecture in “Feminist Research: Case Studies I”, about “feminist poetry of Alfonsina Storni.”


Invited Scholar

Beatriz Moral, from Department of Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country, was invited to participate in the course “Feminist Perspectives in Social Anthropology” with the following paper:

  • “Representations of Gender, Relationships and Sexuality in the Context of Local-Global”


December (mobility)

Invited Scholars

Patricia Jaramillo and Inés Robledo both professors at the Universidad Nacional in Bogota (Colombia) joined us as visiting professors for the seminary “Feminist Research: Case Studies II”, with a presentation entitled:

  • “Violence and Market. Women who write in Colombia. ”

Adriana Piscitelli UOL University professor scholarship of the Third Edition of GEMMA Links Home Scholarship, was invited to the course “Feminist Research: Case Studies II” to address the issue of migration flows between Brazil and Italy linked to the sex trade and trafficking of women entitled:

  • “Resignifying Identities; Shifting between Sex Tourism Circuits and European Countries” .

January (mobility)

Jasmina Lukic, professor at the University of Budapest and Coordinator of the Central European University, was invited to the course “Feminist Research: Case Studies II”. She developed the topic in which she works personally and called “Personal Criticism” about her monography in Dubravka Ugresic, ”/ / Scheherazade in Exil / /”

Rosemarie Buikema and Iris Van der Tuin both professors at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, attended as invited profesors the course “Gender Art and Literature”, developing the theme of gender in the media under the title:

  • “The Making of Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture.”

Subsequently, professor Iris Van der Tuin gave a conference about the latest theoretical trends called:

  • “New Feminist Materia”

Web Material

August (mobility)

Noise Summer School

The 2010 edition of NOISE Summer School was held this year at the University of Granada with the participation of over twenty partner universities spread throughout Europe. The **”XVIII Edition Advance European Summer School in Women's Studies from a Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Approach” * took place from the 17th to 28th August in Granada city with the title “European Performing Feminist Futures: 1968 & 1989”. One of its main objectives was to review those events that structured the European feminism in order to orient the future of our studies and professions. Having just celebrated the 40th anniversary of the events that shook the world on May´68 and the 20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall on November´'89. We consider appropriate to reflect on these events in order to understand how it has shaped European feminism and the notion of identity in Europe. In the following link you will find all the information regarding the program and the topics discussed, as well as a list of the partner universities. # Noise Content