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    Research and Teaching Unit 8  

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Gender sociology

The research and teaching unit 8 of gender sociology can look back on a long tradition. As early as 1990, the Faculty of Sociology introduced an elective subject "Women's Studies" as part of the diploma course and thus made a significant contribution to the institutionalisation of gender studies at universities in the Federal Republic of Germany. The Faculty of Sociology currently has two professorships in gender sociology: Prof Dr Tomke König and Prof Dr Diana Lengersdorf. One research assistant is assigned to each of the two professorships. The Gender working area is responsible for and coordinates the gender sociology courses offered in all of the Faculty's degree programmes. The members of the working area offer courses primarily in the Bachelor's module "Gender Studies and Gender Relations" as well as in the Master's module "Gender Sociology" and in all modules of the MA "Gender Studies - Interdisciplinary Research and Application". Research training is also carried out at irregular intervals. Research in the working area of gender can be categorised into two major thematic fields: the entanglement of social and gender order and the significance of gender for the modes of existence of individuals.

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