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Transculturality, intersectionality, and gender relations (10 LP)

Entry requirements

successful completion of the module Interdisciplinary theories and methods of gender studies (offered in winter semester)

Qualification aims

Students understand the perspectives of transculturality and intersectionality in the context of transnational and postnational representations and entanglements. They focus on the theories of postcolonial studies and decoloniality. They analyze gender relations and cultural practices in the social and symbolic spaces of Latin America and the diaspora, and they apply intersectional and decolonial analysis to understand transnational and transcultural dynamics. Furthermore, they reconstruct transnational and transcultural spaces by comparatively assessing temporal and spatial knowledge movements.


Students discuss and review basic theories, especially postcolonial studies and decoloniality, in their contribution to transculturality, intersectionality, and gender relations, as they reflect on gender relations in the social, cultural, and symbolic space of Latin America. Students also discuss contexts of transnationalism and analyze transcultural dynamics through gender, cultural, socioeconomic, and colonial differences. On these foundations, students conduct studies of global, transnational space based on the interconnections of knowledge, practices, images, and representations in cultural, religious, and socio-political contexts.


Teaching and learning methods: Grundkurs (GK) + Hauptseminar (HS)

Module exam: Term paper (approx. 15 pages)

Offer: every summer semester