First ReNEW Summer School kicked off today at the University of Iceland

Fourteen students from Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark and Iceland were ready in their seats this morning, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the first lecturer at the ReNEW Summer School 2019, which kicked off today at the University of Iceland in collaboration with EDDA – Center of Excellence and the Gender Equality Studies and Training (GEST) Programme.

The overall topic of the summer school is ‚Nordic Trends in Gender Studies‘ and the main target group for the summer school are PhD students and advanced MA students working on Norden-related topics in their final theses. Over the next 5 days, experts within the gender studies field will provide students with feedback on their work, and introduce them to four separate but interlinked pillars of current Nordic gender research: Intersectionality, migration and labour markets, post-colonialism, as well as trans issues and queer theory.

After an intense few days of learning, students will join a group of over 300 international scholars at the NORA Conference ‚Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses and Feminist Politics‘, which will take place in Reykjavík 22–24 May 2019. The conference is an integral part of summer school attendance.