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

Due to the current corona situation, there will be no face-to-face events within the network in April and May.

We want to continue our popular short lecture series "10 minutes - that make the difference" in the coming winter semester.

Some of the 10-minute lectures planned for the summer semester will be shown in the public online portal "Home Sessions". Click here for the program, which is constantly updated.


Gender Diversity Reading Group: takes place in cooperation with the ArchipelagoLab online! Dates: every Wednesday at 14:15

1st appointment on 29.04.20 with the text "Nonviolence, Grievability, and the Critique of Individualism" from the current book by Judith Butler, "The Force of Non-Violence", chapter 1

2. appointment on 27.05.20 with the text excerpt from "Caliban and the Witch" by Silvia Federici (2003)

3rd date on 01.07.20 with the text 'Women, Reproduction, and the Commons' (by Silvia Federici) published in the journal SAQ - South Atlantic Quarterly late last year (online here)

For further information on registration and the texts please contact


Diversity-Day on 26.05.20: We join the nationwide Diversity Day initiated by the Viefalt Charter and ask at the Leuphana: "Digitalization versus Diversity? - Chances and risks of a digitalized society". "
There will be two online formats: on 26 May there will be the "Leuphana Homepage = Diversity Day" and on 24 June there will be an interactive public webinar dealing with the question of "Digitisation versus Diversity? More information will follow.


13.11.20: Under the title "Gender Studies in Transformation - Contents, Structures, Processes" we are organising the LAGEN annual conference at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. The programme will follow.
The day before, 12.11.20, the Lower Saxony Doctoral Students' Day Gender Studies will also take place here. Click here for the call, submissions possible until 7.6.20



Network Meeting

The next network meeting will take place on 14 th of october 2020 from 2.30 - 4.00 pm in digital form. One item on the agenda will be the election of a new team of speakers. 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

Prof. Angelika Henschel (Faculty of Education)

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