Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the doctoral workshop, students have learnt about recent debates, theorizing and practical cases in feminist, gender and diversity research, and can integrate these perspectives in their own doctoral work. Student have also gained a broad understanding of current feminist, gender and diversity research within business schools, as a variety of different theories, methods and research topics are discussed. Learning is facilitated by senior faculty, but also in the form of peer-to-peer learning. The workshop also aims to support academic identity of early career researchers and provide them with an opportunity for personal and professional growth, as well as for building academic networks. 

Credits: 3

Schedule: 29.03.2023 - 30.03.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Paula Koskinen Sandberg

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CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


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    In this workshop, we explore contemporary questions, challenges, and opportunities linked to conducting feminist, gender, and diversity research in and around organizations. The workshop is designed especially for doctoral and early-career researchers with the aim to offer a collaborative and supportive space for discussion, reflection, and exploration. We will discuss participants’ on-going work, either papers in progress or more preliminary research ideas. Doctoral candidates can receive credits (3 ECTS) for participation in the workshop.

    During the workshop, we will also hear from expert scholars in the field and discuss questions such as: How to create and walk our own paths in academia as feminist, gender, and/or diversity scholars? How to ’walk the talk’ and foster change in organizations inside and outside academia, as well as in broader society? What kind of new theoretical and methodological approaches are needed for driving change? What kind of future directions do we envision for the field of feminist, gender, and diversity research in organization studies and beyond?

    The workshop sessions will be led by Dr. Sheena Vachhani, Associate Professor, University of Bristol, Dr. Ea Høg Utoft, Assistant Professor, Radboud University, and Dr. Paula Koskinen Sandberg, Assistant Professor, Aalto University.


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