Ursula Hirschmann Annual Lectures


The Ursula Hirschmann lecture series was established within the Gender Studies Programme (by its founding director, Luisa Passerini) in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in 2001. Named after Ursula Hirschmann, who created the group ‘Femmes pour l’Europe’ in Brussels in 1975 as a space to reflect on, critique and contribute to the contemporary debate on the construction of Europe, the series is a reminder of this engagement, and seeks to stimulate research and thinking which links ideas about Europe and the study of gender.


A new identity for identity: Rethinking sex and gender with Anne Fausto Sterling


Sex/gender, Sexual Orientation and Bodies: A Conversation with Anne Fausto-Sterling


Gender/sex Identity is in the body. How did it get there?

From Gendering Management to Managing Gender – The Complex Trajectory of an Instrument of Power.

Nancy Fraser

Capital, Care and Progressive Neoliberalism: A Feminist Dialogue

“Notorious RBG” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg (US Supreme Court of Justice)

The Political Economy of Patriarchal Systems – Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts)

Women and Modernity – Lynn Hunt (University of California, Los Angeles)

Bodies Covered and Exposed: Feminist Reflections on ”Choice” in the 21st Century – Prof. Leora Auslander (University of Chicago)

Europe’s New Sex Equality: Rape, Battering, and Trafficking – Prof. Catharine A. MacKinnon (University of Michigan Law School)

Sexularism: On Secularism and Gender Equality – Joan Scott (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton)

Gender and care in Europe: old solutions, new developments – Chiara Saraceno (Università di Torino)

Écrire pour quel horizon ? – Assia Djebar (Académie royale de Belgique; Académie française; NYU)

What is gender? Where is Europe? – Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Avalon Foundation, Columbia University)

Making a European Quilt. “Doing Gender” in the European Social Sciences

Women in Europe, Women in Love: in Search of New Forms of Subjectivity

The Euro and the Gene: Perceived by a Historian of the Unborn

Gender, Identity and Multiculturalism in Europe