The course is intended to provide an introduction to contemporary debates on the main contributions to theoretical-political research in the field of feminism and gender studies.
It consists of a series of meetings dedicated to fundamental voices and positions to orient oneself in the constellation of feminisms, accompanied by workshop and group activities.
International students can ask for a final exam in their native language or in English.
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The course consists of a series of meetings dedicated to issues and authors arising from the constellation of feminisms.
It includes lectures, workshop activities and writing sessions (individual and collective).

Core Documentation

*An introductory text to be choosen between
- F. Castelli, R. Carocci, Femminismi. Idee, movimenti, conflitti, Novadelphi, 2021
- A. Curcio (a cura di), Introduzione ai Femminismi. Genere, razza, classe, riproduzione: dal marxismo al queer, DeriveApprodi 2021

* The handouts and bibliography related to the author/lecture chosen for the focus

(A detailed bibliography for the workshop meetings will be shared in January)

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures and workshop


Attendance at least 5 of the 6 meetings is required. In case of difficulty in attending in-person or attending the meetings, alternative modalities and supplementary texts for the exam should be arranged with Dr. Castelli.

Type of evaluation

Attendance is required (it is possible to make 1 absence out of the total number of scheduled meetings). In cases of impossibility of in-person attendance, please write to federica.castelli@uniroma3.it *** The final paper (individual or groupwork - 5 people maximum) can be presented both in Italian or in English (deadline: 12th may). The wordcount should be at least 20.000 characters (including spaces). The paper should be referred to a lecture of choice and take into account the general bibliography of the course as well as the handouts and the lecture related to the author chosen for the discussion. The paper should be sent in .pdf format to federica.castelli@uniroma3.it before the oral exam. *** further informations to be provided at the beginning of the course.