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Activities 2010-2011


Welcome Session

On the 2nd of October of 2009 a welcome session was organized for GEMMA students and professors in its 3th Edition. The objective of the meeting was the overview of the courses and events planned for the 2009-2010 academic year, while it was also a good opportunity for students and professors to get to know each other and exchange their first impressions. The welcome session was given by professors Adelina Sanchez Espinosa Margarita Sánchez Romero, and Ana Muñoz Muñoz


The opening act was under the responsibility of the Minister for Equality Bibiana Aido Almagro who along with the Rector of the University of Granada, Francisco Lozano Lodeiro, and GEMMA Consortium Coordinator, Adelina Sanchez Espinosa, gave the diplomas to the students. All coordinators of the partner universities in the GEMMA Consortium, and various representatives of the Women's Institute and the University of Granada attend to the graduation act. foto Graduación

“INTERCULTURAL FORUM FOR YOUNG RESEARCHES: "VOICES OF GEMMA: Exchanging Research Experiences in Women´s and Gender Studies in a Transnational Context"

FORO INVESTIGADORAS On the 18th of October at 16.00 started the Forum “Voices of GEMMA: Exchanging Experiences of Research in Women’s and Gender Studies in a Transnational Context”.All GEMMA Coordinators were present and current GEMMA students (3rd and 4th edition) were also invited to participate, presided by the Spanish Minister of Equality, Ms. Bibiana Aído, was followed by the Intercultural Forum for Young Researchers “Voices of GEMMA: Exchanging Experiences of Research in Women’s and Gender Studies in a Transnational Context” In this part of the event GEMMA graduates shared their experiences and the results of their research projects completed within the programme. The experience proved an excellent means for the dissemination of their learning outcomes and for the open monitoring of their future research. The ceremony had the widest repercussion in all regional, national and international press (more even so since this was the last public act conducted by Bibiana Aido as Minister of Equality). The event marked also the first steps for the creation of a GEMMA alumni association which will give the programme and the consortium feedback on to what extent the expected goals of the programme have been achieved, whether their graduates have found insertion in the expected professional fields and the degree of satisfaction with the formation acquired.

Invited Scholar

Pilar Folguera Crespo Universidad Autónoma (Madrid). She participated in “History of Feminism: Women´s Movement” where she taught the following subjects:

  • Second wave feminism in America and Europe.

foto GladysGladys Nieto Martínez, PhD in Social Anthropology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, is an expert in the Chinese context. She has done several researches at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Academy of Social Sciences of Shanghai, China Women's Federation and Zhejiang Normal University. She taught on the 25th and 26th of October within the course: History of Feminism: Women's Movements about:

  • “Feminist movements in China”


Miguel Lorente Acosta Government Delegate for Gender Violence, was invited on the 22nd of October to give a lecture titled “Gender Violence in Spain.” The conference was organized within the subject “The Political Representation of Women and parity democracy” carried by the Professor Dolores Martinez Cuevas.


Invited Scholar

Ana Rubio, Professor at the Law Faculty of the Universidad de Granada, was the invited scholar to teach within the subject “Feminist Theory ”. She developed the topic:

  • “The redefinition of citizenship in the new political and economic context of globalization”

Rosa Cobo, Professor at the Universidad de A Coruña, attended as invited lecturer within the course “Feminist Theory ”. She talked about:

  • “The globalization of violence against women”

Esperanza Bosch, Professor at the Universitat de Palma de Mallorca, was invited within the course “Feminist Theory ”. Her lecture was about gender violence and its title was:

  • “Routes to Freedom: Integral Recovery of Victims of Domestic Violence”


Invited Scolars

Carmen Rodríguez Martínez, Professor of didactics at the Universidad de Cádiz, was invited to teach within the subject “Women’s Education in the contemporary Spain”:

  • “Education and Equity”.


Invited Scolars

Mine Ozyurt Kilic, Professor of the University of Istanbul, Turkey, gave a lecture on the subject “Gender Art and Literature: The Representation of Women in Literary and Visual Discourses. The topic developed was:

  • “Representations of Motherood in Literature”


foto conferenciaInmaculada Montalbán Huertas gave a lecture about: “Human Rights and Gender Violence” on Monday, January 24, held in the auditorium of the Centro de Documentación Científica of the Universidad de Granada. Inmaculada Montalbán Huertas is a member of the General Council of Judiciary and is the president of the Observatory Against Gender Violence. This conference is offered within the activities planned by the Master Erasmus Mundus GEMMA, open to public.

Mine Özyurt Kilic, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Istanbul (Turkey) developed on the 25th and 27th of January respectively the following topics:

  • “The Fantasitc in Women's Literature”
  • “Motherhood in Women's Literature”


Invited Scholars

Teresa del Valle Murga, Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology at the Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Erico Unibertsitatea, and Emakunde to Equality Award (2010) see the press notice, was invited to the subject “Feminist Methodology”. She developed the following items:

  • “Methodological keys to access to the memory”
  • “Memories manifestations: Body Memories”

Amaia Pérez Orozco, Professor of Didactics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, was invited to teach within “Feminist Theory”. Her lesson was about:

  • “Feminist Economy”

Carmen Agulló Pérez, Professor of Theory and History of Education at the Universidad de Valencia, taught within the subject Social and Educative Transformations in Spain during the Twentieth Century. She developed the topic of “Women in Times of War.


Invited Scholars

Carmen Cortés Zaborras, Professor at the Universidad de Málaga, was invited to teach within the subject: “Feminist Approaches to Discourse Analysis: Language and Literature”. The teacher focused on the analysis of the literary work of two classical authors: Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir.

Eugenia Gil García, Professor at the Universidad de Sevilla, taught about “Gender, Body and Women in History: Health Practices and scientific discourses” foto alumnas

Marek M. Wojtaszek, is a Professor within the Department of Journalism at the University of Łódź. Also she is part of the staff of the Women's Studies Center at the University of Łódź. Her areas of research include aesthetics, critical theory (especially the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze) and feminist criticism. She was invited to give a lesson about:

  • “Feminist at the Crossroads: Luce Irrigaray´s vis-a-vis Gilles Deleuze´s”


Invited Scholars

Martha Patricia Castañeda Salgado, Professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, was invited to teach within the subject “Feminist Researches”. She developed the topic:

  • “Feminist ethnographers in Mexican Anthropology: Approaches to the Development of a Discipline of Genealogy ”

Susana Guerrero Salazar, Professor at the Universidad de Málaga was invited to teach within the subject: “Feminist Approaches to Discourse Analysis: Language and Literature”. She taught about:

  • “Sexism within the journalism and administrative language”

Teresa García Gómez, Professor at the Universidad de Almería, was invited to teach within the subject “Feminist Researches”. She present some cases of study, related to

  • ” Qualitative research: Interviews and cases of study”.


cine de mujeres 2011On the 27th and 29th of April, GEMMA participated in the Eleventh Edition of Women's Film Festival of Granada. This year the topic was “Women's ownership of her own body and sexism”. The film selected was // Antonia’s Memories / /, a co-production of the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, written and directed by Marleen Gorris in 1985. The aim of the Women's Film Festival of Granada is to encourage women to participate in the political, economical, cultural and social life of the city through the recognition of the role that women have in the cinema and society . It recently received the Meridiana Award 2011 in recognition of this work. News about the Festival


Invited Scholar

Norma Blázquez Graff is Professor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Humanities at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, taught within the subject “Feminist Research”.


Invited Scholar

Beatriz Moral Ledesma, Professor of Anthropology at the Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Erico Unibertsitatea, was invited to teach within the course “Feminist Perspectives in Social Anthropology: Representations of Gender, Kinship and Sexuality in the Local-Global Context”. She gave two lessons about:

  • “Body and Emotions in the construction of gender identities”
  • “Ethnography,Identification and Transformation of Gender Relations”.


Invited Scholar

Ann Heilmann Professor at the Hull University, United Kingdom, was invited to teach within the subject “Gender Art and Literature”. Her presentation was entitled:

  • “Overweiting Decadente: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Oscar Wilde, and the Feminization of Art in The Yellow Wall-Paper”
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