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University Institute on Gender Studies

Type of institute

Carlos III Institute
Year: 2012


  • Director: Clara Sáinz de Baranda Andújar
  • Sub-Director: Carmen Peláez Moreno
  • Sub-Director: Celia López Ongil 
  • Secretary: Eva Herrero Curiel


The Institute’s aims are reflection and integration from a gender perspective in all scientific areas, primarily scientific research and innovation with an interdisciplinary approach, as well as participation in national and international research networks, together with dissemination and training of specialized postgraduates with a gender perspective in the different academic fields.

Lines of research

As one of its aims, the Institute will facilitate coordination of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientific studies, grouped according to the gender perspective, with the convergence of research of a sociological, legal, economical, historical, documentary, statistical, biological, journalistic, technological, philosophical, linguistic, literary, engineering, or artistic nature, among others.

Accordingly, the following Institute research lines are initially proposed:

  • Geneologies of the “gender” category.
  • Women’s history.
  • Gender and society.
  • Analysis, administration and evaluation of public policies from the gender perspective.
  • Gender and leadership in politics and management.
  • Representations of gender in literary, artistic, informative, documentary and audiovisual culture.
  • Women in the science and technology system.
  •  Legal Feminism / Feminism and human rights

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