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:


28 Aug 2017

Audio-visual Translations of Academic Research on Cultures of Gender Equality

14 Jul 2017

GRACE ESR 12 Eleanor Drage goes to the 18th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society in Gdansk, Poland.

21 Jun 2017

The Theorising and Analysing Cultures of Equality GRACE Summer School is taking place at the University of Granada until the 30th of June.

23 May 2017

Events throughout Europe bring EU-supported activities to your doorstep.
The GRACE team look into what’s been going on in GRACE cities.


Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 12:00am
Encounters: ESR Alejandra Benitez meets Barbara Buttrick - Britains first professional female boxer during fieldwork
Monday, September 4th, 2017 at 5:55pm
Barbara Grabher @UniOfHull finalizes her fieldwork in @FreedomFestHull with discussions of masculinities through @companychameleon input
Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 10:51pm
Only 2 days left for registering intention to apply to this Prize: Spreading Knowledge about Europe

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