During this four-week advanced online programme, participants will build on their existing extensive knowledge of sexuality as it is contextualized by issues of ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion. This summer, applicants will have the opportunity to apply for the online Advanced Summer Institute in its entirety, or apply for one of the two constituent blocks. Read more about the structure and content of both blocks below. Further, participants will deepen their familiarity with how sexuality is conceptualized and practiced across a variety of research, programmatic, and advocacy venues.
|Mode of instruction:||Online (total course: 4 weeks)|
|Academic dates Block 1:||Sunday 11 July - Thursday 22 July 2021|
|Academic dates Block 2:||Sunday 25 July - Thursday 5 August 2021|
|Academic fees:||Entire programme: €2000
Module 1 or 2 only: €1000 read more about what is included.
|Credits:||Full: 10 European Credits | Half: 4 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer.|
|Early admission deadline:||1 February 2021|
|Regular admission deadline:||1 May 2021|
|Who is this programme for?||
Current Master and PhD students, as well as working professionals. Applicants should have considerable experience studying or working in the field of sexuality studies (and can demonstrate this in their supporting documents). All participants must have a Bachelors degree (minimum).
Please read more about module descriptions and candidate profiles below.
Block 1 - Practicing Sexuality Studies in a Changing World: In this two-week block, the focus is placed on building on the foundations of sexuality studies and contextualizing that knowledge within the participants’ own work. Modules will explore the historical development of sexuality studies and provide participants with an opportunity to sharpen their theoretical skills in topics such as comprehensive sexuality education, sexual health in the global south, and human rights.
Block 2 - Critical Reflections on Advanced Topics in Sexuality Studies: In this two-week block, participants will approach advanced topics in sexuality studies from a critical academic perspective. In this course, we will bring a variety of evolving and current developments in sexuality studies into focus, both globally and in the Netherlands, including sexuality and religion, and construction of contemporary intimacies, as well as a professional development workshop for all participants.
Each year, the Summer Institute offers a rewarding and challenging learning experience, and is comprised of a multidisciplinary international faculty and student body representing a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Participants are expected to engage with faculty and guest lecturers via a specialized sequence of course modules (two modules per week), weekly online get-togethers, and informal conversations during daily digital coffee hours with participants and pofessors alike. Participants benefit from an exceptional networking opportunity through the sharing of experiences, works in progress, research plans and diverse perspectives.
As the host of the Summer Institute, the University of Amsterdam is an ideal institution. The open atmosphere and small scale of the online classroom offers a unique setting for engagement and discussion of sexuality, culture and society. The UvA is deeply embedded within Amsterdam's history and development of sexuality studies. If you would like to broaden your knowledge with other graduate and PhD students and professionals on this list of topics, we invite you to apply through the link on the how to apply page!
Robert (Robby) J. Davidson is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam. Davidson is the programme manager of the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) and was an editor of the Tijdschrift voor genderstudies (Dutch Journal for Gender Studies). Davidson’s research interests include LGBT studies, the institutionalization of social movements, processes of intersexualization, masculinity, queer theory, and the Netherlands. Davidson has published in the Journal of Homosexuality, Mobilization, and Social Movement Studies.
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Interested in hearing an alumni perspective? Read this interview with Stefan Lucke who attended the Summer Institute in 2011, and used his knowledge gained in Amsterdam to springboard into a PhD position, and undertaking important research. You can also read this alumni portrait with Farah Barakat, who joined the programme as an MSP Scholarship winner in 2018.
|Credits||10 ECTS, 4 weeks|
|Language of instruction||English|