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Online Course – 1st Edition

Gender and Science: a comprehensive approach

November 29th-December 3rd, 2021

This course will be delivered live online

If you are a PhD student or Postdoc you can apply for scholarships (free attendance). Deadline for applications: October 31st.

Online (synchronous) live sessions from Monday to Friday, from 15:00 to 19:00 (Madrid time zone).

Course Gender and Science a comprehensive approachCourse Overview

The aim of this course is to provide people attending this course a basic toolkit to face the inequality that is still rampant in workplaces, research groups and projects.

This course has been thought to offer a critical understanding of how scientific knowledge and praxis are informed by gender and other axes of social difference.

The course is divided into three main sections that go through: i) theory; ii) empirical data and knowledge; and iii) policies, actions and strategies.


Participants must have a personal computer. The use of Webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, as well as a good internet connection.




November 29th-December 3rd, 2021

Schedule and Course length

Online live sessions from Monday to Friday, from 15:00 to 19:00 (Madrid time zone).

Length of the course: 14 hours.




Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end of it.


Dr. Paula Medina

Transmitting Science / UCM

Archie Crowley instructor at Transmitting Science

Archie Crowley

University of South Carolina


Ana Rosa Gomez-Cano coordinator at Transmitting Science

Dr. Ana Rosa Gómez Cano
Transmitting Science

Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science



  • Interrogating the gender trouble
    • Introduction to women studies, gender studies and feminist studies
    • Nature vs. culture: the ongoing debate revolving around difference
    • The social construction of sex/gender binaries: signified bodies, subjects and identities
    • Intersectionality: entanglements and intertwined axes of social difference
    • Unpacking etno-hetero-patriarchy: material and symbolic effects


  • Data and lived experience: pressing issues requiring action
    • Epistemological, methodological and ethical questions: objects and subjects of study, methods and techniques, ethic considerations
    • Invisibility, gender gap and hierarchical organization in Academic spaces
    • Paradoxical realities: exposure and deafening silences

SECTION 3. Policies, actions and strategies

  • Horizons of action: gender mainstreaming toolkits
    • Presence and visibility, participation and representation: descriptive or/and substantive?
    • Who cares? Work-life balance and parental leaves
    • Gender-inclusive/gender-neutral language
    • Codes of conduct and action against harassment, discrimination and retaliation (at all levels and stages): the need of safe day-to-day spaces
    • Thinking through: inclusive projects, research groups and workplaces


  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until Otober 31st, 2021):
  • 390 €
    (312 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after October 31st, 2021):
  • 420 €
    (336 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • The price is VAT included.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the course. Payment is not required during registration.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com


Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in the country were the course will be held, as well as PhD students based in that country without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, could benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you want to ask for this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict inscription order.


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