Arkivi i Lëvizjes LGBTI+ në Kosovë

Summer School of Comparative Studies on Gender and Sexuality, 2022

April 18, 2024

The Annual School of Comparative Studies on Gender and Sexuality successfully concluded.

Also this year, since 2015, CEL Kosovo in cooperation with the Program for Gender Studies and Research within the University of Pristina, organized the Annual School on Gender and Sexuality.

For six consecutive days, the participants of this school had the opportunity to learn more about gender and sexuality in different contexts and cases. The program of this edition contained lectures, discussions, film screenings and presentations by researchers from Kosovo, University of Pristina and Bournemouth University in England, Center for Rarely Heard Voices.

Presentation by Dr. Jayde Caudwell on “Challenging Transgender Responses” and opened the first day of school. The program continued on the second day with lectures and Dr. Linda Gusia on “Main concepts about gender and sexuality” and Dr. Adrian Barton on “The dominance of the ‘ideal victim’ and victim blaming”.

“Religion, Gender and Well-Being: An Intersectoral Approach to Social Inequalities” by Dr. Alex Fry was the next speaker to open the third day of the School. Meanwhile, on the fourth and fifth day, there was a discussion on “The shadow economy and the challenges of women in North Korea?” with Dr Hyun-Joo Lim and sessions by Dr Francesca Gaunt which were divided into two parts: “Exploring misogyny in the 21st century and the rise of the manosphere” and “Destroying ‘traditional online femininity in a patriarchal and capitalist society’.

On the sixth day, the participants learned more about the history of transgender people in Kosovo through the research of sociologist Lura Limani.

The activities of this school were organized in the premises of the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Pristina and in the only queer bar, Bubble Pub.

The Annual School of Comparative Studies on Gender and Sexuality was supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kosovo and AFD