GEMMA European Exchange Program:

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Rutgers University has established collaboration with Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies (GEMMA), coordinated by the University of Granada and in cooperation with the GEMMA Consortium.

WGSS is able to send one MA student per year through the duration of the Gemma Program to participate in the GEMMA exchange at European universities associated with the Program. During the exchange, students may either: (1) take graduate-level courses to count toward elective coursework; or (2) carrying out research for their MA practicum or thesis. Such credits or research would then be counted toward the MA in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University. MA students from partner universities in Europe, in turn, would be able to complete research overseen by Rutgers WGS faculty in their fourth semester only.

Faculty at participating institutions may also apply through Gemma to take part in the exchange for research in partner institutions.

The participating European universities are Lodz, Poland; Oviedo, Spain; Granada, Spain; Utrecht, Netherlands; and Bologna, Italy.

Department Contact: Julie Rajan, Director, M.A. Program.



The Center for Gender and Politics of the Belgrade University - Faculty of Political, the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis host an annual Postgraduate course in Feminist Critical Analysis.

The courses are held at Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik in late May early June. This collaboration encourages active participation and debates that will bring together disciplines from across the humanities, social sciences, art, political theory, cultural studies, and philosophy, etc.

Eligibility: The course is open to candidates with a graduate degree and/or current postgraduate students interested in the topic.
Application: Once an official call has been made interested candidates must send their CV and a short narrative (up to 250 words) explaining their interest in the topic by email.

For more information on Inter University Centre Dubrovnik visit