Meet our Team

Orlando - ESR15

Translating critical competencies into innovative
cultural practices for employability and gender equality

Central European University (CEU)

Central European University - ESR8 & ESR10

Theorising the gendered body as a site of contest
of cultures of equality
European boundaries and the production of cultures of equality

University of Bologna - ESR11 & ESR12

The legacy of literary canons, European and beyond, as sites
for the production of cultures of equality

The contemporary text as a site for the production of cultures of equality

University of Granada - ESR13 & ESR14

Visualising gender equality in Europe through art and screen

Medicalised images and the production of cultures of equality

University of Hull - ESR3 & ESR6

Gender equalities in a City of Culture

Sport as a site for the production of cultures of equality

University of Lodz
University of Lodz - ESR1 & ESR2
Print capitalism and the making of
gender equality
The impact of ‘polymedia’ digital platforms on the production of cultures of equality’

University of Oviedo - ESR4 & ESR5

Migrant and diasporic productions of gender equality

‘Street’ culture, youth and the urban experience of gender equality

University of Utrecht - ESR7 & ESR9

Curating Cultures of Equality in Post Imperial European contexts

Critics and the Cultural Politics of Equality

GRACE – Gender & Cultures of Equality in Europe

The aim of the GRACE – Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe project is to systematically investigate the cultural production of gender equalities within Europe.

Extending the success of GEMMA, the Erasmus Mundus ‘Masters of Excellence’ in Women’s and Gender Studies, the central objective of GRACE is to become the programme of reference for innovative interdisciplinary doctoral training for early career researchers.

GRACE draws on innovative and interdisciplinary methodologies to investigate an under-examined aspect of those processes, namely the production of cultures of equality that underpin, enable and constrain those changing policy and legislative frameworks.

Our methodological approach understands culture as neither normative frameworks nor ways of representing the world, but more fundamentally as the process through which people create the worlds they inhabit.

The GRACE project is providing advanced training for 15 ESRs who are researching the production of cultures of gender equality across five specific sites where cultures of gender equalities are produced and contested by differently situated social agents.

1 Innovative Training Network

15 Early Stage Researchers

8 partner organizations in 6 EU countries

5 workpackages
Our objectives are to advance knowledge and understanding, enhance the training and career development of gender studies ESRs and increase the potential impacts of scholarly studies of cultures of equalities by:


08 Aug 2018

A collaboration between Hull-based artist Lou Hazelwood and researcher Barbara Grabher.

10 Jul 2018

Sharing GRACE results with discourse scholars from across disciplines at the 7th conference of the Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines network.

15 Jun 2018

GRACE ESRs met in Budapest for the last GRACE training school. Here’s a glimpse of what they were up to!

30 May 2018

Final presentation of collaborative artwork in reflection of the cultures of equality produced during Hull’s celebrations of UK City of Culture in 2017.


Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 12:45am
The @GRACEproject_eu crew was at the launch conference of #GlobalGRACE, a partnership of community groups and scholars based in Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa led by scholars based at @GoldsmithsUoL. ESRs wish their sister project great success!
Monday, June 25th, 2018 at 5:41pm
On 21.06, ESR Barbara Grabher gave the lecture “What lasts? Reflections about the Sustainability of Equality-Themed Events” at @humberstgallery within the exhibition “It Takes a Village”. The lecture was situated in a unique and great stage-setting by the artist @LakwenaMaciver.
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 7:08pm
From 6-8 June, ESR Johanna Levy​ attended the @ESHMS2018Lisbon biennial conference on ‘Old Tensions, Emerging Paradoxes in Health: rights, knowledge, and trust’ in Lisbon, Portugal. Want to read one of the latest Johanna's publications? Check this!

Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme - Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN