Intersectional feminist research colloquium

The "Intersectional feminist research colloquium" takes place again this Fall semester 2023, with sessions by interdisciplinary scholars. The colloquium is an opportunity to read scholarly works together and learn about gendered power and intersectional feminism in different disciplines. We welcome participants from all academic backgrounds and all universities. This year we have scholars from social geography, history, political science and theatre. We offer four sessions of 1.5 hours each (with 1.5 ECTS to those who would like to credit the course). The format of the sessions is flexible. Depending on your preference we can have either a presentation and discussion on texts by you or a reading-oriented session where you bring a text important to you and the forum reads and discusses it together. You may also enlist to present your work or a related scholar's work for the next semester (Spring 2024). Below you will find the session details with the names of the speakers.

The venue is always:

Room 172, IZFG, University of Bern, Mittelstrasse 43, 3012 Bern

Session details
Speaker Topic Time and Date
Philipa Akuko (Social Geography) Informal Women’s work in Ghanian cities: Why should it matter

10th of October 2023, 14:15 to 16:15 pm

Amal Shahid (Political science and history) Famine relief for women in North Western provinces of India c. 1860-1920 7th of November 2023, 14:15 to 16:15 pm
Christa Wirth (History) Predatory Anthropology: The Sexualized Gaze and Imperial Touch of a Chicago Anthropologist in the Philippines, in the Congo Free State, and in Mexico 1900-1910 28th of November 2023, 14:15 to 16:15 pm
Alexandra Portmann (Theatre studies) Institutional Dramaturgies and the promise of innovation – Negotiation about epistemological and aesthetic premises in the field of independent theatre 19th December 2023, 14:15 to 16:15 pm


The colloquium is hosted by Prof. Dr. Patricia Purtschert and Dr. Anukriti Dixit.

Thank you for your participation. Please write to Anukriti Dixit at: anukriti.dixit(at) for further inquiries.

With best regards, Patricia and Anukriti