Research Seminar: No(w) Brighter Future? Power, Knowledge and Gender in the EU Institutions

No(w) Brighter Future?

Power, Knowledge and Gender in the EU Institutions

5th June 2019 at 13:00-15:00

Tampere University, room Linna 5101


Welcome to the research seminar “Power, Knowledge and Gender in the EU Institutions” organised around the research visits of Petra Meier and Rosalind Cavaghan by ERC funded research project EUGenDem, Gender Studies, Tampere University. EUGenDem project team is delighted to introduce Meier and Cavaghan to research community here in Tampere and Finland.

The seminar addresses multiple relations between gender, power and knowledge in the European Union institutions and the situation of feminist politics in the EU. How are power and expertise gendered in the EU and how do gendered power relations and hierarchies shape the practices and policies of the EU institutions? What forms of knowledge and knowledge productions determine the institutions’ policies ? Is the future bright or dim for feminist politics in the EU?

As the seminar is couple weeks after 2019 European Parliament elections, there will be discussions about EU’s future from the perspective of democracy, power and gender.



Professor Petra Meier (University of Antwerpen, Belgium): *Gender*Power*? On the multiple relations between gender and power in the European Parliament

Professor Päivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki, Finland) Making power visible in the EU institutions

Dr Rosalind Cavaghan (Caledonian University, UK): Gendered politics of knowledge in EU economic governance


* See more information about Petra Meier and Rosalind Cavaghan in here and Päivi Leino-Sandberg in here.


Remember to sign up for the seminar by 27 May: