Brown Bag Seminars

The format of the seminars can vary but they will all be informal and discussion-oriented. Open to PhD-students, postdocs and senior researchers.
The seminars will take place from 12.00-14.00. You can bring your own lunch. 

Overview of all our Brown Bag Seminars (for more details, see left column)


  • 3 February 2020: "Global Fertility Chains": A feminist political economy pf transnational surrogacy between Isreal/Palestine and Georgia by Sigrid Vertommen (Ugent)
  • 2 March 2020: Of ingénieurs and logiques: Gender, mobility and knowledge in Kinshasa's emerging tech scene by Katrien Pype (KU Leuven)
  • 16 March 2020: LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba and Latin America by Teresa Fernández González (University of Sassari)


  • 28 January 2019: Bodily care, clothes and shoes from India to China by Ann Heirman (Ghent University)
  • 18 March 2019: Swapping and stealing: Marriage, play and polyamory in Northwest Namibia by Steven Van Wolputte (KULeuven)
  • 29 April 2019: Hacking gender in journalism by Sara De Vuyst (Ghent University)
  • 3 May 2019: "Making family" in a relational world: Cosmopraxis among Aymara families in Bolivia and Chile by Koen De Munter (Alberto Hurtado University)
  • 17 June 2019: 'Affronts to the healthy eye.' On negotiating how people with disabilities should be regarded by Anaïs Van Ertvelde (Leiden University)
  • 4 November 2019: Goddess games: Gender and nature in new age spirituality by Susannah Crockford (Ghent University)
  • 16 December 2019: Whores, harems, and holy men. Modern views on ancient women by Katrien De Graef (Ghent University)


  • 19 March 2018: Motherhood, voluntary childlessness and christianity: Narratives of choice by Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester)
  • 16 April 2018: Nyaanyo, courageous sisters, and the NGO: An ethnography of queer women and transnationalization in Accra, Ghana by Heather Tucker (Central European University)
  • 28 May 2018: Kurdish women and the limits of gaining voice by Marlene Schäfers (Ghent University)
  • 11 June 2018: Black german women, the matrilineal diaspora and Audre Lorde by Cassandra Ellerbe (Bard Ballin College Berlin)
  • 20 June 2018: Eating the adoptee: Cultural commidification, whiteness and interracial intimacies in Bolivian-Belgian adoption by Christof Bex (Ghent University)
  • 15 October 2018: Emotional and affective labour in practices of mom blogging by Kateriina Mäkinen (Academy of Finland)
  • 5 November 2018: ICT4D, Gender cultures and the myth of decent work: Young women in South African call centres by Sisa Ngabaza (University of Western Cape)
  • 19 November 2018: Searches and reunion between Nepalese adoptees and birth families by Chandra Kala Clemente Martínez (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • 17 December 2018: Negotiated sexual ethics among women converting to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Netherlands


  • 6 June 2017: "I'm too old for that now": The importance of life course in student nightlife normativities by Valerie De Craene (KULeuven)
  • 19 June 2017: Female migrants in Belgium and campaings of solidarity with Muslim women by Ladan Rahbari (Ghent University)
  • 29 November 2017: Politics as medicine, medicine as politics: 'Anthropologizing' African history by Koen Stroeken (UGent)
  • 18 December 2017: Travelling among Kalbeliya dancers: From staging of authenticity to intercultural dialogues in Indian dance practice by Ayla Jonckeere (Ghent University)


  • 2 February 2016: Women's dances in post-genocide Rwanda: Gender equality, female identity and the waning of the sacred by Carine Plancke (University of Roehampton) 
  • 29 February 2016: Ethnographic observations of objects, things, commodities, designs,... by Rozita Dimova (Ghent University)
  • 21 June 2016: Food as medine in Edo-period Japan by Andreas Niehaus (Ghent University)


  • 24 September 2015: How talking about one's meaning of life makes sense: A discours analytic approach to related qualitative interviews by Sabine Grenz (Georg-August University Göttingen)
  • 28 October 2015: The culture of doing a PhD, a PhD in cultural research by Lisa Dikomitis (Ghent University)
  • 16 November 2015: Religion and gender by Ute Hüsken (University of Oslo)