Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion Research

The course aims to introduce students to the leading concepts and current discussions in gender, diversity, and inclusion research with a particular focus on those that are shaped by and relevant to the contemporary societal changes, developments, and global challenges. The course is structured in two blocks. In the first block (in June, online) students will be introduced to relevant concepts, theories, management practices, and ongoing debates in this field of study. Based on this and students’ preparation during the summer months, students will present their insights and (if applicable) their research ideas in the second block (in September, in person in Berlin).

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Acquire knowledge of past and current issues addressed in gender, diversity, and inclusion (GDI) studies from varying research paradigms;
  • Develop an understanding of how GDI research can address societal changes, developments, and challenges;
  • Be familiar with the latest evidence-based knowledge on how individuals, teams/groups, structure/context, and organizational policies/practices influence individual inclusion-exclusion experiences and behaviors in organizations;
  • Advance their reflective and critical thinking skills in analyzing the role of organizational practices for GDI at the workplace;
  • Develop the ability to discuss and utilize current theories and research in the field of GDI in order to (further) develop their own innovative and relevant research projects.
  • Be able to develop cutting-edge research questions and appropriate research designs for (their own) research projects in the field of GDI studies.

June 10-11, 2024, 10am – 5pm: online (Zoom)
September 9-10, 2024, 10am – 5pm: Berlin


Online (Zoom)

Berlin (Gäste- und Tagungshaus am Glockengarten, Evangelischer Diakonieverein Berlin-Zehlendorf e.V., Glockenstraße 8, 14163 Berlin)

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Renate Ortlieb (University of Graz)


Dr. Lena Knappert (Vrije Universiteit, VU, Amsterdam)



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Participation fee:

Non-member: 610,00 Euro
VHB-member: 490,00 Euro 

Registration Deadline: May 12, 2024