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 3, during the semester. Click Here for the program

Network Meeting

At the last network meeting on the 24 of April from 15.30 to 17.30, the focus was on the exchange of content on »Antifeminism of the New Right«. A small group has been set up to organize a »10 Minutes - that makes the difference«-series on the topic »Antifeminism« (working title) - 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 during the German-speaking area D-A-C-H. 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)

Prof. Tanja Mölders (Faculty of Sustainability)