Gender and Diversity Research Network

The university-wide Gender and Diversity Research Network is an inter- and trans-disciplinary academic and political network of scholars. It has the following goals:

  • Make gender and diversity related research and teaching visible at Leuphana
  • Support dialogue and cooperation among academic disciplines at Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Step up research and teaching on gender and diversity
  • Improve the gender and diversity sensitive training of students and early career researchers through the pooling of expertise in these areas
  • Network, coordinate and implement inter- and trans-disciplinary research within and beyond Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Support and develop networking within and beyond the university
  • Host guest lectures; conceptualise and implement events, conferences, and colloquia for junior academics
  • Introduce issues of gender and diversity to different publics


Current Events

Workshop: "New Work in Queer Studies"

July 4, 2022 | 1:30 - 7 pm | Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Room C 40.606

Find more information here.


NEW: first cross-network publication: Facetten des Antifeminismus: Angriffe und Eingriffe in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, edited by Johanna Sigl, Katharina Kapitza and Karin Fischer (2021), published by Alma Marta.



Network Meeting

The next network meeting will take place in the summersemester 2022. Registration under


LAGEN (Working Group of Institutions for Women’s and Gender Studies in Lower Saxony): The newsletter of LAGEN informs about news of research, events, calls for papers and job advertisements. It can be subscribed here.

FG Gender (Gender Studies Association): Members of FG Gender are publishing news, current job advertisements and calls for papers here.

ATGender(The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation): Subscribe here for the newsletter 


The Gender and Diversity Research Network is also a member of the network "Netzwerk deutschsprachige Diversitätsforschung" (Diversitätsforschung D-A-CH), which provides a regular and interdisciplinary exchange of scientists on the topic of diversity. You can subscribe to the mailing list of the "Netzwerk deutschsprachige Diversitätsforschung" here.



Contact and become a member


Karin Fischer
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

Spokespersons of Gender and Diversity Research Network

Dr. Ben Trott (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Boukje Cnossen (Faculty of Management and Technology)