Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture and Society

The study of human sexuality involves understanding its complexity and how it represents changing interactions over time involving the self, the body, culture, and power -- and as well, how this complexity is conceptualized and organized culturally, politically and epistemologically.

Programme at a glance

Academic dates: 7 July - 1 August*
Housing dates: 6 July - 5 August*
Academic fee: € 2400*
Housing fee: € 800 and € 75 deposit*
Credits: 10 European Credits
Who is this programme for? All students must have a Bachelors degree (minimum). Preference is given to current Master and PhD students, as well as working professionals with considerable experience in the field.
Academic directors: Diane di Mauro & Robert Sember

* These dates and prices are tentative and subject to minor change: final prices will be anounced by 1 December. Academic fees include lunch on class days, welcome and farewell events, and any/all excursions.

Programme description

During this four-week advanced programme, students will gain knowledge of sexuality as it intersects with ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, and will become more familiar with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced within research, programmatic, and advocacy venues.

Each year, the Summer Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary international faculty and student body from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, offering a rewarding and challenging learning experience.  Students engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized program of course modules (twice daily), weekly get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily group lunches.  Students benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.

As the host city for the Summer Institute, Amsterdam is an ideal location.  The open atmosphere and small scale of the city offers a refreshing setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society.

Study load

The programme schedule from Monday to Thursday includes:

  • Morning lecture (2.5 hours)
  • Lunch break (1 hour; provided by the University)
  • Afternoon session (2.5 hours: includes film screenings, debates, discussions, and lectures)
  • On Fridays, participants will conduct independent research.

Students who wish to earn credits receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained. Students are responsible for ensuring that their home university will accept the credits, and final credit conversions need to be made by the home university.

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Gepubliceerd door  GSSS Summer Programmes Office