Expert Interview on gender marketing, Nau.ch, 19 Dec 2018
"Lindt in der Kritik wegen sexistischem Goldbären"
Lindt's popular gold bear now also exists as a "girl" version. With heavily made-up eyes and a pink coat. Gender expert Dominique Grisard unpacks the sexist logic of gender marketing.
Focus "Gender Fluidity, Oct 18 - 22, 2018
a cooperation of the Center for Social Research with Kaserne Basel and Zentrum Gender Studies University of Basel
Desiring Contradiction combines various perspectives and aesthetic languages from Bangalore, Basel, Cape Town, New York City and Tehuantepec. The artists question and present opinions on issues such as transgender, gender fluidity and queering. The thematic focus provides an opportunity for discussion and reflection on the structure of identities and promotes a fluid image of gender.
The subject matter Desiring Contradiction marks the start of a long-term cooperation with the Center for Gender Studies and the Swiss Center for Social Research, whose common goal is to foster a dialogue between theory, theater and performance practice: students and researchers gain insight into production processes and in return are given the opportunity to contribute with their analysis to the program of Kaserne Basel.
When: Oct. 18-22, 2018
Where: Kaserne Basel
Event series, May - Dec 2018
"The Art of Intervention"
The Center for Social Research is co-organizing the event series "The Art of Intervention" with Kunstmuseum Basel Gegenwart and the University of Basel Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften. The event series thematizes critical and visionary perspectives in art and culture on current debates about the multiple crises of capitalism, reignited nationalisms, gender and migration politics.
When: Tuesdays, 6pm
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel Gegenwart, St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
"The Art of Intervention" Event Series, Oct 16, 2018
Jack Halberstam "Unbuilding Gender"
Jack Halberstam, Professor at Columbia University, will be giving a talk about "Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures In and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark".
This talk is part of the lecture series "The Art of Intervention" by the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Basel in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Basel Gegenwart and Swiss Center for Social Research.
When: Tues, October 16, 6pm
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel Gegenwart
Expert Interview, Swiss Radio SRF, 16 March 2018
The kidnapping of Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, the Italian Terror and connections to the German Red Army Faction: trails in and through Switzerland. One could say that Switzerland served as a liaison between the terror organisations of the Italien Red Brigades and the German RAF - a transit country.
Central to this feat was that the Swiss thought of Terror as something foreign and deeply un-Swiss, says historian Dominique Grisard.
Expert Interview, Kontext, Swiss Radio SRF, 29 March 2017
Historian Dominique Grisard discusses the role of women in 1970s left wing terrorist phenomena. Listen to her interview here.
The Center for Social Research co-organized an international conference and summer school on the theme of "The Politics of Beauty" at the University of Cambridge (30 Aug - 3 September 2016). We are currently working on a special issue of a journal on "The Politics of Beauty".
Expert Interview, Science Program "Einstein", Swiss Television, 17 Sep 2015, 9:09 pm
"Youth and Sexuality"
Today everything is sexy and hot. Anal and oral are the new normal. Our youth lives in a digital world. All it takes is a few clicks: what we see are macho-like pimps and women portrayed as willing "arm candy". How do adolescents deal with the hyper-sexualization of the everyday. Are worries about a "generation porn" justified?
Gender expert Dominique Grisard contextualizes today's debates about sexualization and the gendered body.