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 junior academics 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

“10 Minutes – That Make a Difference” – short talks by Network members during the lunch break. Wednesday from 12:00-12:10 in lecture hall 4, during the semester. Click Here for the program



The Gen­der-Di­ver­si­ty-Rea­ding-Group aims the dis­cus­sion about (of­ten new) cri­ti­cal re­se­arch and li­te­ra­tu­re. All tho­se in­te­rested in par­ti­ci­pa­ting with the rea­ding-group are most wel­co­med.

19.11.19 Tom­my Oran­ge (2019) The­re The­re: A No­vel (Knopf) (extracts)

17.12.19 Gen­der and Di­ver­si­ty Rea­ding Group  x  Fe­mi­nist Sci­ence Fic­tion
Film: Don­na Ha­ra­way: Sto­ry­tel­ling for Earth­ly Sur­vi­val (2016) (1 hour 30 mi­nu­tes)

21.01.20 Nan­cy Fra­ser (2019) The Old Is Dy­ing and the New Can­not Be Born (Ver­so)

Date/​time: C5.124 from 18.15 to19.45.

To re­cei­ve the texts for pre­pa­ra­ti­on plea­se con­tact Dr. Ben Trott (

Network Meeting

Next network meeting on the 04 of December from 15.30 to 17.30, Romm 40.153 - Interested parties are welcome to join in. Contact:


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 


Network for Diversity Research in the German-speaking area ("D-A-CH"). Subscribe here for the mailinglist.



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)