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The situation of gender research in Hungary and Europe: INCISE Visiting Professor Ulrike Auga speaking at hearing in the European Parliament

On 8 November 2018, INCISE Visiting Professor Dr. Ulrike E. Auga reported on the state of Gender Studies and academic freedom in Hungry and Europe at a hearing in the European Parliament.

The politically motivated non-re-registration of Gender Studies in Hungary in October 2018 prompted numerous protests. Responding to a letter from the International Association for Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies (RINGS), an association of more than 60 internationally renowned gender research institutions, the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Brussels invited RINGS members for an exchange of views. At the public meeting of the committee on November 8, 2018, Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga (INCISE) and Dr. Annette von Alemann (Paderborn) presented their statements, which beyond Hungary reported further attacks of the political right wing on scientific research, Gender Studies as an academic discipline and LGBTIQ* life in Europe including Germany. The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality expressed its deep concern about the paradigm shift in the nature of the attacks. After the meeting, the experts received numerous requests from parliamentarians.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga and Dr. Annette von Alemann participated in the hearing as the two experts at the invitation of Vilija Blinkevičiūtė MEP, the chairperson of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

The meeting of the committee with the statements and discussion has been recorded and is available as a free stream under the following link:


A translation into different languages ​​is available. The statements reflect the individual views of the authors.

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga is professor for Gender, Cultural and Religious Studies. She is a permanent fellow at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), Princeton and works as visiting professor at the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE), Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). In 2018 she also taught at the Gender Equality Studies and Training Program of the United Nations University (UNU-GEST) in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Dr. Annette von Alemann is a sociologist, gender expert and currently visiting professor at Paderborn University.

European Parliament

Committee Meeting | Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)

Hearing Exchange of Views about Gender Studies in Hungary

RINGS – The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies

Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga, INCISE and ZtG, Humboldt University of Berlin

Dr. Annette von Alemann, Paderborn University

Video Link:

Experts’ Hearing (full-length) 10:42:35 – 11:41:36
Experts’ Hearing (Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga) 10:55:32 – 11:15:39
Experts’ Hearing (Dr. Annette von Alemann, Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga) 10:45:12 – 11:15:39

Via the icon “Tonspur/ Soundtrack” a simultaneous translation of the committee meeting into different languages ​​can be activated.


From left to right: Kristina Wilhelmsson (FEMM), Javier Gomez de Aguero Lopez (FEMM), Mary Honeyball (Deputy Chair of FEMM Committee), Dr. Annette von Alemann (Paderborn University), Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga (INCISE/Humboldt University of Berlin)


Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga ® Ulrike E. Auga 2018


INCISE welcomes Dr S.N.Nyeck

Dr S.N. Nyeck has joined INCISE today as Visiting Senior Research Fellow.

SN has earned her PhD in Political Science 2013 from the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA.

Her dissertation is titled The Political Economy of Ways and Means: Procurement Contracts and Development in Africa (1620-1919).

SNs areas of interest include

➢ Political Economy of Freedom as Development; Government Outsourcing/Public Procurement; Public Sector Reform; non-State Actors; Public Policy; Governance; Identity; Economics

➢ Sexuality, Religion and Politics, Human Rights (LGBTQI),

SNs expertise lies in public private-partnerships for development with a focus on developing countries (Africa); leadership in multicultural and transnational settings, multicultural communication, public speaking, grantwriting, strategic planning and evaluation, high-level negotiation, policy communication, writing and editing; data analysis (quantitative and qualitative).

Dr Nyeck will add a much needed and very welcome queer African voice to INCISEs intersectional scholarship and projects.

Follow SN on twitter: @DrSNNyeck

Check out her two edited volumes

Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016)

Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013)


INCISE events Oct 2016-Mar 2017: Launch celebration and ‘Islam and Social Justice’ series

INCISE Launch celebration (PDF)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Location – Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, CCCU, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury

17:45 Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran
18:00 Keynote speaker followed by Q&A
Professor Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa)
Queer Theory Meets Critical Religion
19:00 Close by Dr Keith McLay, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Islam and Social Justice

2016-2017 Lecture/research seminar series
(Mondays, fortnightly, 5-6pm, venue Lg16 (subject to change), CCCU, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury)

17 Oct Sheikha Halima Krausen (Hamburg): Islam and Social Justice video
31 Oct Bojan Koltaj: Žižek on Islam video
14 Nov Fahid Qurashi: Muslim Radicalisation in Britain
28 Nov Lynn Revell: Islamophobia video
05 Dec Wim Peumans (University of Witwatersrand) – Queer Muslims in Belgium video
23 Jan Simon Hayhoe (Bath University): Islamic and Christian Perspectives on Disability video
06 Feb Tanya Halldórsdóttir: Islam and Gender in Yemen video
20 Feb Rami Younes: Islam and Social Justice: Perspectives from Syria video
06 Mar Zulfi Ali: Islam and Social Justice: Perspectives from Pakistan video

Dr Leonardo Raznovich joins INCISE!

Leonardo Raznovich LL.B (Buenos Aires) LL.M (Harvard) DPhil (Oxford) joins INCISEs Queering Paradigms team as Senior Research Fellow.

A practising barrister in England and Wales and former Law Lecturer at Truman Bodden Law School of the Cayman Islands, Leo return to his old home institution Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught law in torts, dispute resolution, evidence law, jurisprudence and human rights between 2003 and 2012 and headed the Law and Dispute Resolution unit (2008-2010).

He is currently the Education Officer of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Law Committee of the International Bar Association for the biennium 2016-2017.